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Hallie Golden

Hallie Golden is Nextgov's editorial fellow.
CIO Briefing

Federal Tech Predictions for 2016

SolarWinds CTO, Joel Dolisy, told Nextgov about his predictions for what the federal IT space will look like in the coming year.

CIO Briefing

New Playbook Examines Dos and Don’ts for Federal Innovation

Agencies should navigate the innovation process like an hourglass: start big with plenty of people pitching various ideas.

CIO Briefing

MEGABYTE Act Seeks to Slash Software Waste

Short for “Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies," the bill requires agencies to assemble comprehensive inventories of software licenses.

CIO Briefing

These 6 Principles Could Change the Face of Federal Technology

New guiding principles and actions aim to boost the performance of federal technology for all agencies.

CIO Briefing

Expert: Requirements Have No Place in Agile Development

“There is nothing required in agile,” said Greg Godbout, EPA chief technology officer, during an event in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.

CIO Briefing

FTC Gets New Tech Chief

The new year will bring a new chief technologist to FTC.

Cybersecurity

Should the Secret Service Hand Over Its Cybersecurity Responsibilities?

It might be time for the Secret Service to transition its focus away from cybercrime, according to a recent House Oversight and Government Reform report.

CIO Briefing

Copyright Office Needs More Tech and Data Experts

The office needs to hire at least 150 new tech staff, officials told Congress.

CIO Briefing

Are These Collaboration Platforms Key to Improving Federal IT?

Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott announced the winning teams of the first-ever CIO Council IT Solutions Challenge.

Emerging Tech

Will Social Media Mavens Take Leave of Absence to Help TSA Tweet Better?

TSA is on the hunt for a few good social media experts willing to devote six months to boosting the agency's customer service social media campaign.

Health IT

FDA Crowdsourcing its Way to Precision Medicine. But What About Security?

A team at FDA is in the midst of launching PrecisionFDA, a cloud-based platform so researchers can work together.

CIO Briefing

New 'Playbook' Details What It's Like to Work with 18F

Eight comprehensive principles aim to make it easier for agencies to work alongside 18F when building innovative services.

Cybersecurity

Watchdog: Critical Infrastructure Needs More Cyber Metrics

Most sector-specific agencies still need to develop metrics to evaluate their critical infrastructure sectors' cybersecurity progress, GAO said.

IT Modernization

NIST Names App Challenge Winners

First place went to an app that provides simple access to chemical species data.

Cybersecurity

Why Aren't Terrorists Committing More Cyberattacks?

They are wreaking enough havoc without cyberattacks, so they may not think they need them, said Tricia Bacon, former counterterrorism official for the State Department.

Emerging Tech

Could a New Center Help the US in Global Supercomputing Rankings?

The Energy Department's new energy-efficient facility will include an innovative supercomputing center and an extremely fast network so researchers can tackle countrywide challenges.

Emerging Tech

User Feedback Key to USASpending.gov’s 2-Year Facelift

Treasury has built an open beta site to collect user feedback before the final version goes live May 2017.

CIO Briefing

Lawmakers Seek Health Care Breach Answers

A bipartisan group of senators have reached out to HHS for information on how it is handling the spike in data breaches at health care organizations.

Emerging Tech

Commerce Department Launches Data 'Startup'

The agency plans to recruit more than a dozen software engineers and data scientists.

Cybersecurity

NIST's 5 Steps to Block Unwanted Software on Agency Systems

Automated whitelisting can be a simpler approach to screening and approving software patches and updates, according to the recently released guide.