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Camille Tuutti

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Camille Tuutti is executive editor at Nextgov, a division of Atlantic Media. She previously served as editorial director at FedScoop, and prior to that, was a staff writer and "People" section editor at Federal Computer Week. Before that, Camille worked as a news editor and reporter, covering government contracting and IT. In her spare time, Camille serves as vice president of communications for Young AFCEA Bethesda. Originally from Stockholm, Sweden, Camille has lived in London and New York before touching down in Washington, D.C. She currently lives in NE D.C.

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Be Boring When You Need To, Innovate When It Makes Sense, GSA CTO Says

June 27, 2017 It’s a well-known mantra in Silicon Valley: fail fast, fail often. But in government, that's harder to embrace, mostly because of the inherently risk-averse nature. But rather than shying away from that concept, agencies should accept cultural risks and failure, and learn from mistakes along the way, advises one official...

From Word Processors to Cloud Computing: 40 Years of Tech at Department of the Navy

June 23, 2017 In the late 1970s, a young graduate from The George Washington University armed with an electrical engineering degree and a passion for computer science accepted a job at a Department of the Navy organization called the Naval Facilities Engineering Command. Now, over 40 years later, that graduate serves as one...

Hacking Back Could Lead to Cyber Vigilantism, Lawmaker Says

June 7, 2017 In the wake of discussions whether U.S. organizations should be allowed to strike back against nation-sponsored hackers, one congressman warned the dangers of cyber retaliation shouldn't be taken lightly. “There have been discussions … of authorizing hack backs in limited form, and I want you to know, I’m firmly against...

You Could Win $30K if You Report a Bug in Intel’s Products

March 17, 2017 Are you a hacker and want to make some quick cash? Putting your skills to use could net you up to $30,000 if you find and report a “critical” flaw in Intel’s hardware. Reporting less severe bugs is still worth the effort, ranging in value from $500 to $1,000, according...

The New Administration's Cyber Stance

March 16, 2017 During his first press conference since being elected, Donald Trump pledged to launch a “major review on hacking” within his first 90 days in office, declaring, “we have no defense” and “we’re run by people that don’t know what they’re doing.” Weeks into his presidency, Trump is working to make...

Meet Medusa and Jenny—Drones You Fly with Your Mind

March 3, 2017 Mind-controlled drones may sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, but thanks to the ingenuity of an Austin, Texas-based startup, they do in fact exist. Their not-so-small mission: Do good and save the world. Astral AR was co-founded in 2015 by Leah LaSalla and Josè La Placa Amigò, and...

How Sexy Tech Could Tackle Some of Government's 'Boring' Jobs

January 30, 2017 Emerging technologies are making inroads in agencies, and late last year, an event hosted by General Services Administration’s DigitalGov University looked at the multitude of application areas for artificial intelligence and virtual reality in government. But where could technologies like blockchain and AI have the biggest impact? Nextgov’s Camille Tuutti...

How Virtual Reality Could Be Used to Save Lives

December 15, 2016 General Services Administration’s DigitalGov University hosted a virtual reality and artificial intelligence-themed workshop in early December with innovators from government and industry exploring the possibilities of the two technologies. The event came on the heels of the launch of two new governmentwide communities that work with the private sector to...

Ebook: 2017 Federal IT Trends Forecast

December 13, 2016 It’s that time of the year when many publications bring out imaginary crystal balls to try predict what federal IT trends the new year will bring. At Nextgov, we have a better approach than reading the tea leaves: In addition to our own reporters’ insight, we partnered with Forrester Research...

CIOs, Time to Be ‘Enabler in Chief’ Instead of ‘Constrainer in Chief’

November 15, 2016 The agency chief information officer role has gone through a few iterations over the years. Originally created as a IT decision-maker, CIOs today are tasked with more than just handling technology issues. They must lead and innovate in a time of stagnant or shrinking budgets, address crumbling and decades-old IT...