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FedScoop’s Senior Director of Innovation Joe Corbett argues the problem with Microsoft isn’t its products; it’s its users.
As mobility continues to increase in government, the Army is following suit: Mission command is going mobile.
The Government Accountability Office reviewed five agencies that were either exploring “hoteling” programs or increasing their telework programs.
NASA’s IT Labs, which aims to solve IT problems in the agency, recently released its 2012-2013 annual report, detailing more than 20 current and upcoming projects based on three challenges: working from anywhere, seamless collaboration of infrastructure and bringing a device to work.
David Bray started his career in government at 15. As the new chief information officer at the Federal Communications Commission, he is taking lessons learned from an extensive government career to create an avenue of change in the agency.
Federal websites have continued their trend of online citizen satisfaction, despite the saliency of healthcare.gov’s failures, according to a study by ForeSee and the American Customer Satisfaction Index.
The war in Iraq may be over and the military drawdown in Afghanistan at hand, but the Defense Department’s mission to develop actionable intelligence about the global use of improvised explosive devices by terrorist organizations goes on.
The U.S. Army this week received a sobering assessment of the steps necessary to defend against the current and emerging generations of cybersecurity attacks, including everything from abandoning bring-your-own device policies to standardizing and simplifying its entire IT infrastructure.
Cloud computing, integrated servers and virtualization have made it harder for agencies to figure out exactly how to handle IT operations in the event of a government shutdown.
Members of the House of Representatives on both sides of the aisle favor Apple over other brands when it comes to smartphones, according to a new survey.
Federal agencies have been tasked with doing more with less. And so in a tough budget climate, the administration is looking to departments and agencies to establish more shared services to cut costs and reduce duplication.
Jeffrey Ait, director, public sector — North America, Good Technology, discusses with FedScoopTV how mobility can help lower the cost of government.
Gigi Schumm, vice president and general manager, public sector, Symantec, talks about mobile trends in this interview with FedScoopTV.
The General Services Administration has improved usability on USA.gov and GobiernoUSA.gov by embracing a new responsive Web design. The redesign makes the site easier to access and use on mobile devices.
Senior DISA officials insist they are committed to almost eliminating the landline phone within DISA — and then the entire Defense Department — in the coming years. It’s a huge shift; 99 percent of DOD employees still use a “hard phone,” or landline, in some capacity. DISA officials want to reduce that usage to 20 percent.
A new report is taking a look at federal management reform with fresh eyes, using the private enterprise as inspiration.
When formulating your agency’s IT strategy, usually it’s a good idea to see what others are doing. Learning from another organization’s successes and ideas can save a lot of effort at all stages of development. That’s why the folks at Intel have developed the Intel IT Business Review — IIBR, for short.
The Defense Department’s first regional operations center to support its joint information environment — an easily accessible network available worldwide from any device — opened last week in Germany.