So, you heard it here first–GSA does indeed have its underpants full of alligators. This week’s IG report on GSA’s 18F $31 million flutter makes the $800,000 Las Vegas boondoggle look like a pocket-change indiscretion. And, we understand the IG’s not finished yet–not one, but two more IG reports on the way in November and December.






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After the OPM breach in 2015, what has the government learned? What would be done differently with today’s technology?

During a Federal News Radio interview, Aubrey Merchant-Dest, Federal CTO, Blue Coat, pointed to guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as ways for agencies to prevent another breach






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You may have heard the phrase “this is a marathon, not a sprint” used when discussing important programs launched by organizations. That might be the case with some business initiatives, but it doesn’t necessarily apply to Federal IT, says Jason Kimrey at Intel.






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The 2016 Executive Leadership Conference (ELC) will gather #ChangeAgents for training and education and showcase examples of #ChangeAgents who are already making a difference today. We need to provide “safe spaces” to experiment on doing public service differently and better, says FCC CIO David Bray.






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One veteran Federal analyst tells The Situation Report that the “average” presidential transition ushers in 5,000 new appointments, 1,000 of which require Senate confirmation. But the upcoming transition promises to be a unique experience, regardless of who gets elected.






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Often we’re so focused on locking down data access that we lose sight of whether our business can continue when data is lost, stolen, or compromised. Instead of asking if your network is secure, step back and ask yourself, “Is my network resilient?”






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