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Following the historic Office of Personnel Management (OPM) hack and the theft of data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – for the second time in a year – agencies are searching for a lo Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:52:44 +0000 {44ed9e1a-7a02-6e4c-da65-358c6c9321e9} Blog: 6 Key Things You Missed If You Didn’t Catch Last Week’s Cloud Brainstorm By Bill Glanz Federal CIO Tony Scott might have set the tone for the day when he said the essence of cloud is speed. Cost savings are great, and agility is cool, but speed is what will make the big Mon, 22 Jun 2015 23:05:48 +0000 {21b3c006-2ec0-ddc3-632d-18b73feb7d02} Blog: Tony Scott’s Views on Cloud, Governance, and Speed Mon, 22 Jun 2015 20:33:44 +0000 {bd0139fb-1803-1826-b50d-214d06698da1} Blog: Burnin' Down the House Smokey the Bear says, “Only you can prevent wildfires.”  Today, that wildfire is the OPM breach.  Yesterday it was IRS. The day before that, it was Snowden. 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Consumers spent 37.5 hours per month accessing apps on their phones in 2014, up 63 percent in just two years, according to the consumer research giant Nielsen. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 22:12:53 +0000 {adc256d8-de40-71c7-cbe2-f20c85702e5b} Blog: Tea with Tony? Not sure if he's a coffee or tea drinker, but I do know Tony Scott's joining us for breakfast this Wednesday at the Cloud Computing Brainstorm at the Newseum.  The Federal C Sun, 14 Jun 2015 17:33:43 +0000 {cbf48807-387c-82d6-9b11-943203816dad} Blog: Does Anyone Have Secure Access Figured Out? 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