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What Could the Workplace Design Revolution Mean for Government?

Ever since the fluorescent cubicle seclusion model co-opted the souls of designers in the 1960s, the convention has had few challengers-- until now.

A Telework Option May Help Agencies Compete For Talent

Although management and security challenges remain, mobility could be key for attracting innovative employees.

Why U.S. Drone Policy Foreshadows the Defense Reform Challenge Ahead

Adapting to a more commercialized defense acquisition process will pit DoD's efforts to maintain control over intellectual property against the pressures of the global marketplace.

iCloud Celeb Photo Leak Highlights Human Factor of Cyber Threat

While improving cloud security continues to be an important theme as the world prepares for the Internet of Things, human factors --not a direct breach of Apple’s systems-- were the likely cause of the leak.

Undersecretary of Defense Frank Kendall speaks with service members at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow

Going Beyond the Buzzwords Just Might Be Acquisition Reform's Best Hope

The Pentagon’s updated acquisition reform initiative emphasizes technological innovation, but its efforts to improve communication among stakeholders are at least as important.

I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis

America’s Bridges Are at Risk and Here’s Why

Technological and process failures have resulted in preventable tragedy and pose a threat to bridge safety nationwide.

A New Network Acquisition Model for the Federal Government

More than two thirds of federal IT spending goes to legacy system maintenance. How can agencies reduce this cost while meeting demands for more agile operations? The answer may lie in reassessing their network acquisition model.

An auditory research experiment conducted at the Army Research Laboratory

A New Technology "Offset" Strategy for the Pentagon

The Pentagon’s new technology “offset” strategy could be the key to achieving its objectives in an era of constrained budgets, but can the military maintain its tech edge in the 21st century?

What's the One Thing Cyber Hawks and Privacy Advocates Can Agree On?

Exploiting wireless network vulnerabilities for law enforcement purposes is a bad idea.

Bringing Your Agency's IT Out of the Shadows

Four in five federal end users are going outside their IT department for cloud services that can risk their security and skew their budgets. Why are they doing it, and what can your agency do to bring them back from the dark side?