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Burnin' Down the House

Stephen W.T. O'Keeffe | Posted 06.24.2016 | Technology
Stephen W.T. O'Keeffe

Smokey the Bear says, "Only you can prevent wildfires." Now, that wildfire is the OPM breach. Yesterday it was the IRS. The day before that, it was Snowden. Tomorrow, it'll spark up somewhere else.

That Ain't PC

Stephen W.T. O'Keeffe | Posted 06.12.2012 | Technology
Stephen W.T. O'Keeffe

What happens to downloaded government data if people are careless with their toys? How do we say no when the cabinet secretary says yes?

Small Data on Big Data

Stephen W.T. O'Keeffe | Posted 03.12.2012 | Technology
Stephen W.T. O'Keeffe

Brace yourself -- Big Data is the new IT buzz phrase coming to the Beltway. So, what is Big Data and why should we care?

Double Trouble

Stephen W.T. O'Keeffe | Posted 02.07.2012 | Technology
Stephen W.T. O'Keeffe

Sometimes, the challenges facing Federal IT -- and Washington writ large -- seem so complex as to be intractable. Other times the answers are so simple it makes my blood boil.