Agencies


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SEWP explores strategic sourcing for PCs

OMB directed a new Workstations Commodity Team to develop a way to quickly compare contracting vehicles that offer similar devices and services.

Shaun Donovan

Who is Shaun Donovan?

Meet the housing expert, cross-government policy leader, and trained architect who is President Barack Obama's pick to take over OMB.

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DOJ recording policy raises tech questions

Recording suspect interviews presents the department with the challenge of how it will create and store the information.

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel at the Feb. 6, 2014, Igniting Innovation event

VanRoekel bullish on OMB digital service's potential

Congressional approval needed to staff up, CIO says, but pilots prove agencies get real value.

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Vendors getting mixed messages on cybersecurity

The sometimes-confusing guidance on acquisition and supply line protection rules is leaving some potential industry partners flummoxed.

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Remembering the human element in innovation

Tighter budgets could be a catalyst for rethinking how government operates, says OMB's Kathryn Stack.

Robert Mueller

Mueller: Cyber experts need offline investigative skills

While agencies scramble to recruit cyber talent, former FBI Director Robert Mueller notes that law enforcement skills are also needed.

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NASA's new view of asteroids

NASA is partnering with Slooh, which has a global network of web-connected telescopes, to engage citizen scientists in helping track asteroids that might pose a threat to Earth.

US Capitol

Senate panel approves DHS cyber hiring measure

The bill is aimed at giving the Department of Homeland Security more flexibility in hiring cybersecurity specialists.

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FITARA in play in House defense bill

The House is revisiting IT reform as part of the annual Pentagon policy measure, but it's not clear if the Senate will play ball.

cloud security

DOD turns to FedRAMP and cloud brokering

Civilian agencies' approach to cloud security is now a key part of the Pentagon's process.

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Infrastructure cyber intrusion: A cautionary tale

ICS-CERT typically does not provide much detail when reporting incursions, but it made an exception for two recent cases to highlight the dangers.