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Wyatt Kash

Director of Event Content Strategy & Editor-at-Large

Wyatt Kash served as chief editor of GCN (October 2004 to August 2010) and also of Defense Systems (January 2009 to August 2010). He currently serves as Content Director and Editor at Large of 1105 Media.
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DISA's new focus: supporting mobility

The Defense Information Systems Agency is undergoing sweeping changes in how it delivers information services to the warfighting community. DISA CIO Henry Sienkiewicz talked with GCN about managing those changes, DISA's progress developing more elastic systems and the role cloud computing will play.

DOD sketches its diagram of the future

Dave Wennergren talks about past experiences, the evolution of the federal government in the Information Age and what the future might have in store.

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CIA needs nimble tech to keep pace

Chief Technology Officer Gus Hunt describes how the CIA is building its future on cloud computing, social media and other emerging technologies.

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DISA moves data closer to the front lines

Alfred Rivera, director of DISA's computing services, discusses the Rapid Access Computing Environment, cloud computing and data center consolidation -- and how those efforts deliver content to the battlefield.

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The challenge of transformational change

Potentially game-changing IT initiatives abound at agencies. But the odds are that they'll produce only incremental rather than transformational change. That doesn't mean we should stop trying.

Redfly swats tiny cell phone screens

The Redfly mobile Companion C7 can solve the problem of working with tiny cell phone screens.

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Android, iPhone platforms dominate Apps for Army

The Apps for Army challenge not only demonstrated a new model for dealing with the military’s notoriously cumbersome acquisition process. It also demonstrated the growing momentum Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android operating systems are gaining inside military networks.

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The value of the IT Dashboard, warts and all

The federal IT Dashboard might lack the capabilities of more robust applications in managing large-scale IT projects. But it does something those applications can’t by providing an increasingly comprehensive picture of where federal IT dollars are going — and, in some cases, going to waste.

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A renaissance of government Web apps

Federal Web sites are finding innovative ways to serve the public that complement, if not rival, what’s taking place in the private sector.

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Congress casts a skeptical eye on the cloud

Cloud computing -- and its potential effect on future government technology initiatives -- finds its way onto the congressional stage.


A cyber bill worth enacting

The long-awaited Senate cybersecurity bill, introduced by Sens. Joe Lieberman, Susan Collins and Thomas Carper, succeeds in providing a greater good in defending against cyberattacks and deserves to be enacted.


Continuous monitoring guidance under way at NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is getting behind efforts to deploy continuous network monitoring, with an updated guidance on monitoring and a FAQ that anticipates admins' concerns.

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The march to the cloud reaches a turning point

The move toward cloud computing will likely be a long one for agencies. But as of May 20, there’s no doubt it is well underway.

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For better info security, certify the workforce

Marc Noble, (ISC)2's director of government affairs, talks about the need for certified information security professionals and three emerging areas that need attention: software security, cloud computing and risk management.

Reduced funding might actually improve intelligence work

Declining budgets could force intelligence agencies to streamline redundant analysis systems.

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How Web-based technologies are reinventing government services

Web-based technologies on display at the Gov 2.0 Conference are helping governments across the globe serve citizens more effectively.


Next steps for continuous network monitoring

Developments reflect the conclusion that agencies must move beyond current Federal Information Security Management Act requirements.

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GSA solicitation solidifies cloud commitment

Efforts advance to make cloud computing services accessible to federal agencies with new RFQ, the launch of a web site, and new support for FedRAMP program.


Cybersecurity gets new attention from the Hill

New legislation that would give the cybersecurity coordinator post new authority, including budget control, comes as welcome news.

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Cloud security: Feds on cusp of change

Experts assess the future of certification in cloud computing and the types of security agencies must address.