Governments Need to Re-tool the IT Workforce (Again)

Leaders should encourage change agents, and those government workers will need to develop and maintain certain skills and capabilities.

The Key to Government’s Digital Transformation is Data Literacy

Without data literacy, the prospect of quickly meeting the administration’s data and IT modernization goals is simply not feasible.

The U.S. Military Just Partially Banned Geolocatable Cellphones. That's a Start.

The consequences of internet-of-things insecurity on national security should now be clear.

What Government Could Learn from Payment Companies About Identity Management

If someone finds or steals a government Personal Identity Verification card, it’s possible that they could access sensitive or secret information during a very limited window before its loss was reported or discovered.

Identifying the Cyberattack Patterns and Doing the Easy Stuff

The math favors the attackers. There is little you can do about the attacker, but there is a lot you can do about you.

Time to Modernize Our Approach to Data

The government should consider all the types of data it uses—public, private and hybrid—as it forms its new Federal Data Strategy.

Here's a Non-Binary Approach to Smarter Cybersecurity

Moving beyond an "allow or deny" choice could reduce friction between agency security pros and their end users.

Using the MGT Act to Fuel IT Modernization

We are already beginning to see the positive impact of this legislation, including empowered CIOs.

How Federal Agencies Can Refine the Art of Data Center Consolidation

There is little room for live trial and error when it comes to the management of data centers.

Forward-Thinking Strategies Can Secure the Power Grid

Owners and operators of our power systems need better ways of knowing what assets they have in their production environments, which have computing capability, and which connect to the internet.

How Regulators Are Dealing with Antitrust Laws and Data Privacy

When people turn over data to "pay" for Facebook's services, are they getting a good deal?

What If Your Data Could Secure Itself?

Building strong protections at the network perimeter are only part of the solution.

Here's a Different Way the Government Could Clean Up Its Data

Maybe there's a better way for agencies to get good data that doesn't involve cleaning it up themselves.

Hiring Alone Will Not Solve Government’s Security Problems

It's going to take more than increased employees to keep up with vulnerabilities.