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FedRAMP logo. (Update 2014)

Should FedRAMP be the standard for all public sector?

Conversations with Canada, U.S. states are ongoing about how to leverage the federal cloud security framework.

Modified screencap from OPM

OPM yanks background check system offline

Weeks after first disclosing massive breaches, OPM has shuttered a vital background check system.

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Revealing the RATs and scoring the agencies

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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McCormack details changes at DHS CIO office

The moves include the promotion of Deputy CIO Margie Graves, the appointment of CTO Michael Hermus and creation of a new deputy CIO post.

NGA Flickr image: interview with Susan Gordon conducted by Sean Lyngaas.

NGA prepares directive to speed acquisition

NGA Deputy Director Susan Gordon says coming guidance will put tangible policy behind the agency’s oft-stated goal of more quickly deploying technologies.

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Eagerly awaited agile BPA is delayed

18F's novel agile procurement attempt is pushed back while the agency works to answer all the vendor questions pouring in.

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Turns out these walls can talk

Linking buildings to monitoring systems is becoming increasingly sophisticated, and GSA is hoping to use the IoT to cut costs and boost energy efficiency.

CFPB's complaint database, FCC's IBM cloud and Graves' promotion

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Study tackles DOD acquisition riddle

Use all funding options to get cutting-edge technologies into the hands of soldiers faster, says a new CSIS study.

Mark Randall Meadows, U.S. Representative for North Carolina

A chairman returns and Skype in space

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Seal of the United States Department of Defense.

Pentagon hopes single service provider will deliver

The DOD is looking for its transition to a single service provider for IT services to yield benefits in efficiency and scale.

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Einstein the only winner from another flaying of OPM on the Hill

A key lawmaker said he is readying fresh legislation to accelerate the cyber detection program.

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