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Up & Comers: Education Department’s Mindy Chiat

Up & Comers is FedScoop’s regular feature profiling young feds excelling in federal IT. Mindy Chiat, 29, @mchiat Program Manager for the Integrated Student Experience project, Office of Federal Student Aid, Education Department When Mindy Chiat joined the Education Department in 2006 as an intern, the federal student aid process was spread across 14 different […]

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM’s path to government

Amir Capriles, the general manager of U.S. public sector for Microsoft Dynamics, joined FedScoop to discuss the launch of Microsoft Dynamics CRM for government. In the interview, Capriles talks about what its CRM platform means for Microsoft’s cloud capabilities and why this move signals “a new world” for the company. Greg Otto contributed to this […]

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Microsoft’s Chris Niehaus on the government cloud forecast

Chris Niehaus, senior director of Microsoft’s Cloud Computing Program, sat down with FedScoop at the 2014 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, D.C., to discuss current trends in public sector cloud computing. In the interview, Niehaus talks about federal adoption rates of Office 365, how agencies can leverage multiple cloud services and where the company […]

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Threat Matrix: Episode 21 — Bitcoin challenges government

Threat Matrix brings you insight into the latest news and trends in cybersecurity and national security. This week we hear from the Government Accountability Office, which recently released a new podcast on the emerging challenges that virtual currencies pose to federal financial regulatory and law enforcement agencies in carrying out their responsibilities. Ways to Obtain […]

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Threat Matrix: Episode 16 – What could the Pentagon buy with the $448 billion it wastes?

Threat Matrix brings you weekly insight into the latest news and trends in cybersecurity and national security. This week, we learned the cost growth of the military’s major weapons systems — that’s the amount the pentagon pays contractors above and beyond their initial cost estimates due to mismanagement and inefficiencies — totals about $448 billion. What […]

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FedScoop Radio: Does digital government make sense?

There’s a revolution brewing in our government. Since the Obama administration released its Digital Government Strategy two years ago, agencies and industry have been working to modernize citizen-facing services. In a recent fireside chat, U.S. CIO Steven VanRoekel said “that transformation … is really starting to happen.” However, as well-intentioned as the effort has been, […]

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Leveraging data to enable reform

Reform today is viewed by many as the new normal, especially in government. It’s no longer defined by episodic change, but by the continuous evolution of technologies, policies, procedures and strategic thinking. Today’s reform leaders approach reform not as a one-time fix, but as a normal part of their organization’s day-to-day mission. And of course, […]

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On government reform and IT with Michael Farber

Reform in government is no longer defined by episodic change, but by the continuous evolution of technologies, policies, procedures and strategic thinking. The process of reform, according to experts, has shifted from being viewed as a one-time fix to becoming a regular part of the day-to-day mission of most federal agencies. And technology is playing […]

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TechTake: Women’s History Month edition

TechTake explores the bigger issues and trends in the federal IT community, and twice-monthly features a “Women in Technology” segment. March has seen an impressive national turnout of people, ideas and results for Women’s History Month. At FedScoop, we’ve celebrated those women through our D.C.’s Top 50 Women in Tech list, video interviews and profile […]

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Threat Matrix: Episode 15 – Zuckerberg’s surveillance reality check

Threat Matrix brings you weekly insight into the latest news and trends in cybersecurity and national security. President Barack Obama today is scheduled to meet with the CEOs of several major Internet companies to discuss civil liberties and privacy, and the government’s commitment to reforming bulk surveillance practices. But the Threat Matrix’s Dan Verton thinks […]

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