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Connolly, Chaffetz can't have it both ways on FITARA Scorecard

Even watchdogs aren't immune to judgment. During congressional testimony, two people have already publicly disputed conclusions that the committee drew.

PR or forensics? A closer look at post-breach response

Recent breaches at the Office of Personnel Management resulted in the theft of some 21.5 million individuals' personal information and rocked federal IT — but the peculiar public communication timeline warrants a closer look.

The next battle waged on the cyber range could be a DoD turf war

In addition to red team vs. blue team exercises, interdepartmental sparring could be imminent across the Defense Department's cyber ranges.

Ladies and gentlemen, start your flux capacitors

It's "Back to the Future" for FierceMarkets' Government Group. Welcome to our new readers!

New survey shows cloud acquisition basics challenge DoD

This morning, FierceGovernmentIT published the results of its first ever survey in a report that examines the cultural roadblocks, organizational challenges and acquisition programs that impact cloud computing adoption across government.

Meet Tony Scott, the Obama administration's closer on federal IT

Since the inception of the federal CIO position, one thing has become clear: The federal CIO practically proves his worth by setting goals and issuing mandates.

Fierce 15 winners prove innovation breeds innovation

After two solid years I was worried we had already found and recognized most of the fierce people in government IT. Fortunately, innovation breeds innovation. And there are more dynamic people in government than ever to inspire us. 

NSTIC in throes of PR battle with a particularly daunting opponent

In case you haven't been following along on Twitter or the comments section of tech blogs, the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace is in a public relations battle for its life.

In cybersecurity: 'We're not so different, you and I'

In a White House blog post this week, the Obama administration offered rare insight into its thought process on when to reveal and when to remain mum on cyber vulnerabilities. Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel noted that weighing the tradeoffs is not easy.

Shutdown has long-term impact on federal workforce

Week three of the shutdown and there's a possible end in sight, albeit one that could get tripped up at any point or bogged down in procedure long enough that the far more calamitous event of...