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Wyatt Kash

Director of Event Content Strategy & Editor-at-Large

Wyatt Kash served as chief editor of GCN (October 2004 to August 2010) and also of Defense Systems (January 2009 to August 2010). He currently serves as Content Director and Editor at Large of 1105 Media.
Workforce

DOD sketches its diagram of the future

Dave Wennergren talks about past experiences, the evolution of the federal government in the Information Age and what the future might have in store.

IT Modernization

CIA needs nimble tech to keep pace

Chief Technology Officer Gus Hunt describes how the CIA is building its future on cloud computing, social media and other emerging technologies.

DISA moves data closer to the front lines

Alfred Rivera, director of DISA's computing services, discusses the Rapid Access Computing Environment, cloud computing and data center consolidation -- and how those efforts deliver content to the battlefield.

A cyber bill worth enacting

The long-awaited Senate cybersecurity bill, introduced by Sens. Joe Lieberman, Susan Collins and Thomas Carper, succeeds in providing a greater good in defending against cyberattacks and deserves to be enacted.

IT legends gather at AFFIRM Leadership Awards event

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For better info security, certify the workforce

Marc Noble, (ISC)2's director of government affairs, talks about the need for certified information security professionals and three emerging areas that need attention: software security, cloud computing and risk management.

Reduced funding might actually improve intelligence work

Declining budgets could force intelligence agencies to streamline redundant analysis systems.

How Web-based technologies are reinventing government services

Web-based technologies on display at the Gov 2.0 Conference are helping governments across the globe serve citizens more effectively.

Next steps for continuous network monitoring

Developments reflect the conclusion that agencies must move beyond current Federal Information Security Management Act requirements.

GSA solicitation solidifies cloud commitment

Efforts advance to make cloud computing services accessible to federal agencies with new RFQ, the launch of a web site, and new support for FedRAMP program.

Cybersecurity

Former GSA commissioner wins public service award

The American Council for Technology has presented its most prestigious honor, the John J. Franke Award for public service to former GSA commissioner Jim Williams.

Senior executives honored with Presidential Rank awards

Honored executives saved government $49 billion

Cloud security: Feds on cusp of change

Experts assess the future of certification in cloud computing and the types of security agencies must address.

Top DISA information strategist John Garing retires

DISA's director of strategic planning and information, John Garing, was instrumental in developing and advancing the information technology services DISA's provides the military through its Defense Enterprise Computing Centers.

GSA launches a short-URL service people just might trust

Go.USA.gov lets registered federal employees convert long government Web-page addresses into short URLs that can fit into a Twitter-size message.

GSA readies acquisition of cloud infrastructure services

After a false start earlier this year, GSA is laying the final groundwork for a fast-track acquisition of cloud computing infrastructure services.

Cloud adoption on the rise, but new report highlights trouble spots

A new survey of federal leaders paints an early picture of which applications are migrating to cloud computing. But limited awareness and trust remain big hurdles for agencies.

Military's technological might is slipping, Navy under secretary says

The military no longer enjoys the technological dominance and monopoly it once enjoyed and needs a new approach to marshaling its network enterprise systems, according to Undersecretary of the Navy Robert Work. At an AFCEA event, he outlined his vision.

Federal cloud computing just got easier

Joint Authorization Board will relieve much of the pressure on agency IT managers in choosing technologies for cloud applications

Cloud clarifies Haiti relief work

Cloud computing work in Haiti relief efforts reflects broad transformation.