Simon Szykman

The end of an era: BlackBerry’s impact on feds, industry endures

Federal News Network asked former federal executives for their memories and thoughts about the impact of the BlackBerry device on the federal sector.

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Episode 1: Insider Tips For Marketing to Senior Government Executives

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OMB draft policy begins IT modernization with or without Congress

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Simon Szykman: A new inter-agency project might not live up to the hype

President Obama wants to build one of the fastest supercomputers ever in the next 15 years. The exascale computer would run about 30 times faster than…

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Simon Szykman: Dealing with sudden budget shortfalls

Veterans Affairs faces a budget shortfall of more than $2.5 billion this year, mainly because of increased demand by veterans for health care. The problem…

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OPM data breach starkly reminds CIOs to tighten up cyber

The Office of Management and Budget wants to create a cyber playbook, and a digital services teams focused on IT security. Tony Scott, the federal CIO, said industry also must play a bigger role by automatically enabling two-factor authentication and using more secure chips.

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