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News Scan: Federal CIOs ordered to step up security efforts; Tony Scott hopeful IT reform will happen this time; More

The top news stories for June 16, 2015.

Federal agencies score low on cyberdefense assessment report

Federal government agencies have been revealed to be among the worst violators of good cyberdefense, despite all the rhetoric that comes out of Washington around bolstering IT security.

Department of Commerce CIO embraces 'extreme outsourcing' to streamline efficiencies

The CIO at the DoC's Internal Trade Association has plans to outsource almost his entire IT operations over the next few months. The goal: "be out of the IT business by July."

Federal CIOs want, but fear, digital transformation

Many federal CIOs fear that the pace and scope of digital transformation at their agencies is too much, but also acknowledge the value that those changes can bring to their organizations.

Spotlight: The 2015-2020 plan for federal health IT

Check out the federal governments data plans for the next five years, as outlined by a new report. 

News Scan: Congress could vote new agency CIO authority today; CIOs are making the CEO 'nice list'; More

The top news stories for Dec. 4, 2014.

News Scan: IT could save 20-30% of its annual budget through cloud; Southern states still best for IT hiring opportunities; More

The top news stories for Sept. 9, 2014.

Data from big data apps on mobile devices a problem for US government

According to Paul Christman, vice president of Dell Software Public Sector, the challenge on the big data security landscape for the U.S. government is data from big data applications on mobile devices.

Shared services could save government $28 billion, study says

Federal government agencies believe that shared services should be a top priority in 2014, but a minority of those agencies have defined goals or objectives around shared services, a new study finds.

News Scan: Sprint charges too much for spying; Wireless smart pills not hard to swallow; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for March 4, including how Sprint upcharged federal spy agencies, wireless smart pills in the healthcare industry, the way Travelocity is adapting to different platforms, the use of indoor location technology outside of the retail industy and the smartphone kill-swtch bill introduced to Congress.