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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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Introducing the New FITARA Channel

April 29, 2016 The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, among other aims, intends to empower agency chief information officers by granting them greater control over their agencies’ IT budgets. Adoption of the legislation is already underway. December was the deadline for agencies to submit their implementation plans detailing exactly how they would...

Can Open Data Create More Opportunities for Americans? A New White House Effort Hopes So.

March 16, 2016 If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. Or in this case, a website powered by open data that aims to give Americans opportunities while also making neighborhoods thrive. That is the premise of the newly launched Opportunity Project, which builds on the White House’s pledge to unleash government information to...

Debating Income Equality? Get the Facts Right with this New Commerce App

March 10, 2016 This story has been updated. In Greek mythology, King Midas was known for his ability to turn everything he touched into gold. Now, a team of data gurus is hoping for a somewhat similar outcome: being able to transform stores of siloed government data into fresh insight into one of...

Recoding Government: Finding the Tech Change Agents Who Drive Federal Innovation

March 4, 2016 In 2007, when Barack Obama laid out his vision for an administration under his rule, the Illinois senator promised hope and transformation for the nation. But for federal employees, long the target of ridicule and name calling on Capitol Hill and by the general public, the most welcome news might...

Commerce Staffs Up Data Startup with First Agency Chief Data Scientist

November 17, 2015 The Commerce Department has added another data guru to its roster to lead the projects for the Commerce Data Service, a newly launched internal startup that harnesses the power of data science. Jeffrey Chen will “incorporate experimental data science and product development to support the strategic goals of the Commerce...

Creative, Audacious or Destructive: The Different Personalities of Nation-State Hackers

November 2, 2015 What are the various styles of different nation-state hackers? Well, you're not going to find the answers in an online personality quiz, but an IT researcher recently took a stab at explaining the personas you might find among cyber adversaries backed by countries. So what sets a Russian hacker apart?...

GSA’s Customer Experience Credo: Be a Good Listener

October 27, 2015 The customers may not always be right, but listening to their feedback could pay off big time. That’s the approach the General Services Administration has taken as part of a governmentwide effort to enhance customer satisfaction, championed all the way from the top by Administrator Denise Turner Roth. The long-time...

White House Seeks Cyber Policy Guru

October 15, 2015 The Office of Management and Budget is looking for a little help in developing cybersecurity policies and procedures and addressing cyber workforce challenges. Located within OMB, the Office of E-Government and Information Technology is seeking a fulltime IT specialist whose duties will include creating policy recommendations and reviewing governmentwide cybersecurity...

The One Person Who’s Not Losing Sleep Over Potential ID Theft

October 13, 2015 Of all the tens of millions of victims of the gargantuan Office of Personnel employee records hack, there’s at least one person who’s not particularly worried about identify theft. Edward Snowden. In an Oct. 13 breakfast keynote with Mike German, former FBI special agent turned whistleblower, Snowden was replying to...

Watchdog Duo Wants to Move Security Clearance Data Out of OPM

October 9, 2015 After the massive hack that compromised sensitive information of more than 21.5 million former, current and prospective federal employees, the Office of Personnel Management has no business handling security clearance data, according to two members of Congress. “We strongly believe that security clearance data -- which has been described as...