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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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?

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The Internet of Things Reaches Peak Hype

Are federal agencies being realistic about the promise and perils of the Internet of Things?

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Three Strategies to Accelerate Your Agency's Migration to the Cloud

Federal agencies have tough decisions to make as they move past the low-hanging fruit and start migrating older and more interconnected systems to the cloud.

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Lawmakers and OPM Take Contractor to Task Over Security Clearance Lapses

The White House and Congress don't agree on much. But they both support more stringent oversight of those receiving security clearances -- as well as those who process them.

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Why the Cyber Security Problem Is Actually a Big Data Problem

The demands of continuous monitoring are leading federal agencies to shift their big data capabilities toward boosting their cyber posture.

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Has Federal Mobility Been Derailed? Not So Fast

A new GBC study on mobile technology shows that feds want flexibility and that agencies are taking notice.

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Is Your Agency Sacrificing Mobility for the Sake of Security?

To realize the benefits of mobile technology, federal agencies will need to strike a balance, employing new technologies and innovative deployment models to give their workforce the flexibility they need with security they can trust.

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The Top 3 Challenges Limiting Mobility in the Federal Workplace

Technological, cultural, and budgetary hurdles are straining the goal of a digital and mobile federal workforce. What is your agency doing to meet the challenge?

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Feds Rank Human Error Alongside Malware as Top Mobile Security Threats

Recent high-profile security breaches should remind federal agencies that mobile security remains the weak link in the cyber chain. Addressing these threats means investments in new technologies as well as personnel training.

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New Health Research Institute to Improve Patient Outcomes with Big Data

The federal government's newest health research institute, PCORI, is using big data to take a patient-centric approach to medical research.

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary’s 3 Reasons Self-Promotion Matters

In the effort to boost public sector morale, it’s all about celebrating successes.

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Real-Time Analytics: The Key to Keeping Pace With Big Health Data

For federal agencies, the move to a next-generation real-time analytics platform could mean the difference between being overwhelmed with health data and being part of the next major medical breakthrough.

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Modernizing Defense Financial Management With Real-Time Data

To address its financial management challenges and achieve audit readiness by 2017, the Pentagon requires technologies capable of processing and analyzing data in real-time.

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Open Data: To Infinity and Beyond

NASA is leading the way in initiatives to open government data for public use. But why are other agencies lagging behind?

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Federal Tech Execs Pessimistic About White House IT Priorities

Federal IT managers are uneasy about the Obama Administration's 2014 priorities. Did the Healthcare.gov saga have anything to do with it?