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US Capitol building Implementing Continuous Delivery in the Federal Government

Federal agencies generally have more regulation, slower processes, and a command-and-control style of bureaucracy. How does it work when trying to foster agility and implement a continuous delivery model? Gene Gotimer relates his experiences and challenges with encouraging a culture change in federal government.

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Gene Gotimer
Government’s Federal Source Code Policy Mandates 20 Percent Open Source

In an attempt to reduce duplicating government IT and software resources, the US federal government recently announced the “Federal Source Code” policy, which requires new custom-developed source code used by federal agencies to be made available for sharing and reuse government-wide.

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Pamela Rentz
The Potential for DevOps in Fighting Cyber Warfare

Government hacking incidents have put cyber warfare in the news. DevOps actually presents an interesting arsenal. With DevOps, your systems have excellent environment monitoring and are cryptographically verifiable such that the slightest penetration or unauthorized change is immediately detected.

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Bob Aiello
Businesses Cash In on Open Government Data

Access to data is becoming increasingly obtainable through open data projects that are now available globally, often sponsored by governmental bodies. For example, many real estate websites leverage federal housing data to power their information. How else can we benefit from open government data?

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Mukesh Sharma
US Military’s Social Media Accounts Hacked

The US military command’s Twitter and YouTube accounts were hacked recently. Though the episode essentially amounted to little more than an annoyance, it should lead to an investigation into whether there are any more vulnerabilities in the administration's online accounts and profiles.

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Beth Romanik
Staying Net Neutral with the Internet of Things

Everything seems to have some sort of embedded software or Internet connection associated with it—from your Google Glass to your smartwatch, down to that iPhone resting in your pocket. This, in essence, is the “Internet of Things," and its progress could be slowed without net neutrality.

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Josiah Renaudin
US Citizenship and Immigration Services Adopting Agile

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services, which is the Department of Homeland Security agency meant to oversee lawful immigration, is aiming to automate the integration and delivery of its software projects with a new, paperless immigration system that makes use of agile practices.

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Josiah Renaudin
Tech Companies and Governments: A Love-Hate Relationship

Technology companies and their countries' governments work together for the advancement of the nations as a whole, creating new jobs and bolstering the economy. But due to privacy issues, tech companies are now controlling what user information they expose—and governments don't always play along.

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Mukesh Sharma