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DoD’s JIE Obstructed by Service Incompatibilities

The Department of Defense’s effort to transform its service-centric IT systems into an integrated enterprise network may struggle to take form until underlying challenges are addressed. // DoD photo by Master Sgt. Ken Hammond, U.S. Air Force (Public domain), via Wikimedia Commons

The True Cost of Legacy Network Ownership

Federal IT spending has stagnated in recent years, but agencies are spending more and more on maintaining legacy systems. Maybe it's time to look beyond the traditional ownership model.

Making the Grade in Digital Government

As agencies look to improve their digital services, how can they best apply recommendations from the White House's new U.S. Digital Services Playbook?

Reaching the Edge of the Joint Information Environment

The Defense Department faces a pivotal period in its development of the Joint Information Environment and enterprise mobility. How do DoD leaders perceive these initiatives and what are the key challenges holding them back?

Communication Challenges in Federal Telework

As agencies look to support and manage an unprecedented number of telework employees, what cultural and technological challenges do they face in ensuring communication?

Where Is the Federal Workforce Headed?

As the federal government looks to recruit, develop, and modernize its workforce, new trends are emerging.

The Shellshock Bug May Be Even Worse Than Heartbleed

A vulnerability discovered in one of the Internet's foundational programs shocks the open source community and poses dire risks for federal IT systems.

The Harry S Truman Building, Headquarters of the State Department

Getting the State Department Ready for Prime Time

The end of an era of war in Iraq and Afghanistan suggests a larger role for the State Department in foreign policy formulation, but is it prepared to step up?

Signing ceremony for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

Does It Matter That Michael Daniel May Indeed be a ‘total n00b’?

Some GBC findings suggest that Daniel’s non-technical credentials could actually be an asset in dealing with the current cyber threat landscape.

Can Your Infrastructure Handle Cyber Analytics?

To stop the tens of thousands of cyber attacks against them each year, federal agencies are turning to continuous monitoring, which uses big data analytics to detect potential threats.

A member of Operation Trident Warrior shows sailors how to use a Malicious Activity Security Tool.

Ready for Cyber Analytics?

DoD is ahead of the curve in continuous diagnostics & mitigation (CDM), but is its data infrastructure ready for the Three V's?