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The Anatomy of a Cyber Attack on Government Systems


With fewer resources than the private sector, yet faced with the same threats, the U.S. government is dealing with a complex dilemma. Both the public and government employees demand accountability for data breaches, but few understand the challenges that federal CIOs face – hiring and keeping specialized talent, paying for the hardware and software, and keeping pace with changing political ... Read More »

Why Today’s Federal IT Managers May Need to Warm Up to New Career Paths


Fans of spy fiction (of which there are many in the government ranks) might be familiar with the term “come in from the cold.” It refers to someone who has been cast as an outsider and now wishes to abandon the past, be embraced, and become relevant again. It’s a term that reflects the situation that many federal IT managers ... Read More »

Federal CIO Says Cybersecurity is Our Most Important Mission Today


Data breach after data breach – attacks on federal IT systems are becoming a regular occurrence. And, as the true scope and impact of the recent cyberattack on OPM’s systems continues to unravel (read our 8 facts about the OPM breach to learn more) – cybersecurity has moved firmly center state as the White House’s number one priority. Speaking at ... Read More »

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