What a year for the federal government. Between the shutdown, the NSA revelations and the Healthcare.gov fiasco, it’s easy to focus on the negative aspects of a busy year. (Oh, and don’t forget that the New York Times discovered that the Federal Register is still using floppy disks.) But there were so many wins for federal agencies in 2013. The Army, for example, is finally realizing the power of the cloud, the Social Security Administration is creating cat videos and the Interior Department is killing it on Instagram.
In general, 2013 saw the emergence of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies governmentwide along with the exploration of Big Data trends. Telework gained even more momentum this year, and cybersecurity continues to be the preeminent focus of agencies. Our top 10 posts of the year — based on your clicks, shares and searches — touch on a wide variety of these topics, with a little something for everyone, from IT decision makers to casual technology enthusiasts. Without further ado, here are FedTech’s most popular stories of the year: