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Camille Tuutti

Executive Editor

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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The Cyber Expert Who Doesn't Think the Sky is Falling: Q&A with Kaspersky Lab's Adam Firestone

April 9, 2015 Correction: This story previously stated that Adam Firestone is the president of Kaspersky Lab. He's in fact the president of Kaspersky Government Security Solutions, Inc. As the president of IT security vendor Kaspersky Government Security Solutions, Inc., Adam Firestone has advice for navigating the cyber landscape: Treat it like the...

An Innovator in the Line of Fire -- Literally

April 7, 2015 She was shot in Central America and targeted by Islamic extremists in Afghanistan. But Alexis Bonnell’s toughest challenge so far? Working in Washington and navigating the bureaucracy that is the federal government, while also tackling innovation. An innovation evangelist at the U.S. Agency for International Development, Bonnell has grand ideas...

Commerce's Chief Data Officer on Leading 'America's Data Agency'

April 2, 2015 As the recently appointed inaugural chief data officer for the Commerce Department, Ian Kalin says he doesn’t yet know exactly how he will gauge success. But he knows one thing for sure: He won’t measure it in a “stereotypical bureaucratic fashion.” Kalin brings both a business background, as the former...

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Service Call

March 12, 2015 Let’s be honest: The federal government isn’t exactly known for its five-star customer experience. Whether applying for student loans or Social Security benefits, paying taxes or seeking health care information, Americans have a multitude of complaints about the difficulty of interacting with federal agencies. Even President Obama took notice and...

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An Innovator’s Insight

January 21, 2015 Alexis Bonnell’s message is as compelling as any to cross a TED Talk stage. An innovation evangelist at the U.S. Agency for International Development, Bonnell has grand ideas for how technology can be used to solve global challenges. But she has had a good reason to shun the spotlight: Bonnell...

Becoming a Digital Master: A Conversation with George Westerman

December 19, 2014 There’s no simple recipe for becoming a digital leader. But a good, first step? Put someone in charge to lead the change, and you’ve added a key ingredient. That’s the message of “Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation” (Harvard Business Review Press), which explores how large companies in traditional...

A 2015 Technology Forecast

December 11, 2014 Let’s start with the good news. Yesteryear’s emerging technologies are now becoming a mainstay in government, and agencies have taken notable moves to stay afloat in an ocean of information. The intelligence community’s shift to the cloud got the buzz going -- momentum that will continue in 2015 as agencies’...

New Playbook Looks to Increase Public Participation

November 26, 2014 In mid-August came the Digital Services Playbook, providing best practices from the public and private sectors to help government build better digital services. Now, another playbook is in the works, building on the same idea to incorporate insight from industry, government and citizens to enhance engagement with users of public...

Key Internet and Tech Concepts Still Mysteries for Many

November 25, 2014 Know what net neutrality means and understand the differences between the Internet and World Wide Web? Then you have a better grip of certain technology concepts than many Americans, according to a new poll. Pew Research Center’s new survey of U.S. Internet users’ knowledge of digital technology and its concepts,...

More Transparency in the Works at OSC

November 14, 2014 A small investigative federal agency aimed at promoting accountability and integrity in the government is following in the footstep of its bigger counterparts in letting in some more sunshine on its own operations. Released Nov. 13, the Office of Special Counsel’s open government plan touts several initiatives to increase transparency...