I’m all for shaking up Fed IT. So, when Dan Tangherlini launched 18F, GSA’s internal innovation hub, he grabbed my attention. More than a year later, seemed like a good time to check in on GSA’s geek squad. The question, is the 18F experiment working – Fairytale or Frankenstein? I decided to ask around – […] […]

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 long-term cure to cybersecurity woes. Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) could be the medicine they need. A panel of CDM experts […] […]

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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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 CIO will set the table for the half-day cloud chow down with his morning keynote address.






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Nothing gets headlines like a data breach and nothing protects against breaches like multi-level authentication. The challenge is balancing security with convenience and cost. It’s not that it’s impossible to keep all your data locked up and secure. It is. It’s that making it secure and accessible is so difficult. “Why is identity such a […] […]

Cubicle farms are dying. Where can I send flowers? We can work anywhere, but it takes IT smarts to ensure that an increasingly mobile workforce has secure access to whatever it needs, whenever it needs it. Managing the mobile enterprise is critical, and it’s the focus of next week’s Citrix Mobility 2015 Government Summit, bringing […] […]