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  1. Rippert. File

    Data: The new supply chain

    Connecting various sources of data is a vital step.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  2. QualComm says its new technology can quadruple the speed of WiFi connections.

    WiFi speed could soon get faster

    Qualcomm is touting a technology born from 7 years of research.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  3. NIST has released a tool to ease the management of vetting apps for agency use. Sean Gallup / Getty Images

    NIST releases mobile app vetting tool

    AppVet manages the analysis of apps to determine whether they are suitable for agencies.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  4. DHS plans for single awards under $6B cyber contract

    Next 6 task orders expected to be big business for awardees.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  5. The Obama administration is working to expand cyber information sharing through executive action, says Michael Daniel, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator.

    Government says cyber sharing won't violate antitrust laws

    FTC, Justice trying to ease companies' fears in absence of cybersecurity legislation.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  6. Michael Fischetti is the Executive Director of the National Contract Management Association. File

    Put the contracting focus on best practices

    Program reductions are part of today's contracting reality. Best practices can help mitigate the effect.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  7. Dan G. Blair serves as President and CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration. Previously, Dan served as Chair and Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission and OPM Deputy Director and Acting Director. Prior to his executive branch appointments, Dan served in senior staff positions on the civil service and postal oversight congressional committees in the U.S. House and Senate. File

    Shared problems demand shared solutions

    Federal, state and local governments have to collaborate to improve service delivery.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  8. James Miller, former Pentagon policy chief, will join cybersecurity firm Endgame. Courtesy

    Former Pentagon policy chief joins Endgame board

    James Miller has been president of Adaptive Strategies since leaving DoD.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  9. DISA is testing technology that could someday replace the Common Access Card. Army

    DISA tests alternative to Common Access Card

    Derived credentials use digital tokens rather than a card reader to manage access.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  10. SINET's Robert Rodriguez John Todd / isiphotos.com

    Federal Government still facing cyber brain drain

    The federal government is losing talent in cyber fields, and the problem is only going to get worse, according to one expert.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  11. The cost of ignoring reform

    If the federal government is to overcome its stigma as an employer, the civil service system cannot remain off-limits.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  12. Jennifer Sakole is the principal analyst for Federal Information Solutions at Deltek. Her experience spans 20 years in the federal market in various roles including proposal writer, pricing analyst, marketing manager and account manager. She has been with INPUT and Deltek for over a decade. File

    Not all GWACs hit hard as IT spending declines

    Parsing the winners and losers

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  13. John C. Johnson is a partner at Deep Water Point, and a former GSA official. File

    GSA should remember the shape of water

    In its efforts to develop the contract that will succeed Networx, GSA must make some radical changes to break away from long transitions, high fees.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  14. DHS evaluating Heartbleed impact

    Newly discovered flaw could expose passwords, encrypted traffic.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  15. Former GSA official Roger Waldron is president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, a director on the Procurement Round Table; host of the WFED radio show 'Off the Shelf,' and the leading contributor to the 'FAR and Beyond' blog. File

    The multiple-award double standard

    Why does DoD have different rules for purchasing through BPAs and Schedules?

    • Apr. 8, 2014
  16. DHS seeks next-gen security operations center

    The planned new center would feature more sophisticated technologies to thwart cyberattacks.

    • Apr. 7, 2014
  17. Agencies are developing mobile device management policies at varying rates. Getty Images/Ingram Publishing

    Edging toward government mobile management

    Agencies are working on policies at various speeds, some leading, others struggling.

    • Apr. 4, 2014
  18. John M. Kamensky is a senior fellow at the IBM Center for The Business of Government. He formerly served as a deputy for Vice President Gore's reinventing government initiative. File

    What the priority goals mean

    The goals, and the individuals overseeing them, stand to have a significant effect on the government.

    • Apr. 4, 2014
  19. Neil A. Levine teaches strategic leadership at the National Defense University on a two-year faculty appointment from the U.S. Agency for International Development. He has over 25 years of federal service working in the executive branch and on Capitol Hill.

    How to prevent leadership from turning toxic

    Good leaders can go bad more easily than one might think.

    • Apr. 3, 2014
  20. DoD's embrace of NIST security standards is not the radical shift it might appear to be, says DoD CIO Teri Takai. Mike Morones/Staff

    DoD adopts NIST security standards

    Move is 'evolution,' not a dramatic shift, CIO says.

    • Apr. 2, 2014
  21. The BlackBerry 10 has been approved for DoD. Pictured: Christine Neubauer tries out a Blackberry Z10 smartphone at the Blackberry Style Lounge during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin on July 3, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Adam Berry/ / Getty Images

    BlackBerry 10 gets green light for DoD networks

    Designation completes certification process.

    • Apr. 2, 2014
  22. Civil Service reform depends on strong leaders

    Partnership for Public Service report provides good, but difficult, reforms.

    • Apr. 2, 2014
  23. The IRS2Go mobile app allows access to tax and refund information. IRS

    IRS2Go surpasses 2.3M downloads

    App allows access to taxpayer information.

    • Apr. 1, 2014
  24. DISA has launched an internal secure cloud for the military to use. Army

    DoD cloud spending surge ahead

    Defense inches closer to catching up to the rest of the government.

    • Mar. 31, 2014
  25. Timothy Sample Battelle Rick Kozak / Federal Times

    U.S. needs a cyber plan

    Recently, during the annual hearing on the nation's most significant security threats, James Clapper, director of national intelligence, testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that '[s]everal critical governmental, commercial and soc

    • Mar. 31, 2014
  26. Jane Snowdon, IBM Federal IBM

    Trends push toward open cloud tech

    Leaders from both the federal government and private sector recently came together to discuss open-source initiatives and standards for cloud computing as part of the Public Sector Cloud Summit hosted by the Cloud Standards Customer Council.

    • Mar. 28, 2014
  27. President Obama is not taking part in a White House mobile pilot program. Getty Images

    White House mobile pilot explores other devices

    Although the White House Communications Agency is part of the Defense Department, its mobile pilot program is its own.

    • Mar. 28, 2014
  28. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel encourages caution in conducting cyber war. Mark Wilson / Getty Images

    Hagel encourages 'restraint' in cyber warfare

    Defense secretary promises transparency on cyber capabilities.

    • Mar. 28, 2014
  29. Fischetti

    Why the government can't buy more like a business

    The oft-heard laments about the difficulties of contracting miss some important points.

    • Mar. 27, 2014
  30. The Obama administration laid out a new set of surveillance rules Thursday that would transfer the storage of millions of telephone records from the government to private phone companies. Saul Loeb / AFP

    Obama unveils plan to change NSA data collection

    The Obama administration laid out a new set of surveillance rules Thursday that would transfer the storage of millions of telephone records from the government to private phone companies.

    • Mar. 27, 2014
  31. House subcommittee to mark up VA cyber bill

    Legislation requires department to shore up cybersecurity.

    • Mar. 25, 2014
  32. Alan Balutis is a distinguished fellow and senior director, U. S. Public Sector, Cisco Systems. His 28 years in the federal sector were spent at the Department of Commerce, where he headed its management and budget office for over a decade and was its first CIO.

    The challenges of management reform

    Does the 2015 budget contain a refresh, or just a rehash?

    • Mar. 25, 2014
  33. Phyllis Schneck said a lack of cybersecurity professionals is a challenge for DHS. Rob Curtis/Staff / Staff

    DHS eyeing 'targeted' protections, cyber workforce help

    NIST's cybersecurity framework gives DHS a lot to do.

    • Mar. 25, 2014
  34. Scott Quehl leads Accenture Federal Services Strategic Government Efficiency offering. He formerly served as Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

    How savings dashboards confirm and catalyze results

    Defining 'savings' is the first step.

    • Mar. 25, 2014
  35. Many federal agencies learning to rely on space-based signals for mobile communications in remote locations. David McNew/ / Getty Images

    Agencies discover satellite power

    Mobile phone signals get a boost from orbit

    • Mar. 24, 2014
  36. Jennifer Sakole is the principal analyst for Federal Information Solutions at Deltek. Her experience spans 20 years in the federal market in various roles including proposal writer, pricing analyst, marketing manager and account manager. She has been with INPUT and Deltek for over a decade.

    The new GWAC in town

    An NIH contract currently awaiting OMB approval will replace ECS III.

    • Mar. 24, 2014
  37. Former GSA official Roger Waldron is president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, a director on the Procurement Round Table; host of the WFED radio show 'Off the Shelf,' and the leading contributor to the 'FAR and Beyond' blog.

    GSA needs transparency on strategic sourcing

    Recent testimony is revealing in what it doesn't cover.

    • Mar. 24, 2014
  38. Paul Posner is director of the public administration program at George Mason University and former director for the Government Accountability Office's work on federal budget and intergovernmental programs.

    PPAs: The real budget authority

    The administration finally released the federal budget in a prolonged rollout that started with the budget and finished with the analytical perspectives and historical tables.

    • Mar. 24, 2014
  39. DoD, GSA chart path for cyber contracting standards

    Security experts often make the case for building cybersecurity into federal systems and solutions up front. Those results have been mixed, at best.

    • Mar. 21, 2014
  40. Annette Rippert is a managing director at Accenture Federal Services who leads Accenture's cloud and mobility business.

    The digital blur

    As technology advances, the lines beween digital and physical fade.

    • Mar. 19, 2014
  41. Tyler Robinson is the Chairman of the Executive Board for Young Government Leaders, and Portfolio Risk Officer at the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

    Consider recent grads for mission-critical occupations

    Every day thousands of federal workers across the country work diligently to help their agency carry out its mission. However, as the Government Accountability Office (GAO) stated in their 2013 High Risk Report:

    • Mar. 19, 2014
  42. Boeing Black erases itself if lost or stolen. Boeing

    Boeing's self-destructing mobile phone

    Boeing Black is designed to thwart information theives.

    • Mar. 19, 2014
  43. Support for Windows XP, including security updates, ends April 8, leaving thousands of federal government computers at risk. Justin Sullivan/ / Getty Images

    End of XP support leaves government computers vulnerable

    Microsoft will end free support for Windows XP on April 8, leaving many government computers at greater risk of hackers.

    • Mar. 17, 2014
  44. Marc Pearl is president and CEO of the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council.

    DHS should take stock of industry relationships

    Pay attention to specialty technology providers.

    • Mar. 17, 2014
  45. Michael P. Fischetti, J.D, CPCM, is executive director of the National Contract Management Association. Previously, he was the acquisition executive and head of contracting activity for the Defense Department's Military Healthcare System. Fischetti has more than 30 years of leadership, operations and policy experience across multiple government, civilian and industry sectors. Jenifer Morris

    'Bridging the Gap' in IT leadership

    How management weaknesses scuttle programs -- and what to do about it.

    • Mar. 17, 2014
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