The Defense Department wants contractors to offer up ideas on combatting espionage, sabotage, treason and terrorism.
The plan is a grab bag of existing transparency initiatives and a preview of policies due out next year.
Hill sources say the House Veterans' Affairs Committee has received only a single response to its multitude of inquiries.
An industry spokesman argues that an official preference for federal shared service providers will hurt the agencies hoping to consolidate.
The challenge is a chess-like competition that pits teams of researchers against each other in a contest to develop unmanned cybersecurity systems.
Better mapping can give more detailed information to IT managers tasked with protecting networks.
Alexander's planned retirement offers a chance to reorganize, but the changes required are anything but simple.
A coalition of anti-surveillance activists wants to use local utilities as leverage to halt data collection.
Reorganization will move business systems oversight to CIO's office.
The Pentagon's acquisition system remains largely unchanged, but the new guidance is designed to improve the critical early phases of the acquisition cycle.
NARA's goal is to simplify the process for transferring agency records to the archive.
A Republican critic claims gaps in the department's defenses "would be obvious to a 13-year-old with a laptop."