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Why 2015 will be the year of talent

ACT-IAC'S Rick Holgate and Dan Chenok look ahead to what's next for federal IT in 2015.

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Spending and defense bills head to White House

Procedural challenges in the Senate give way to final votes on both "must-pass" pieces of legislation.

GSA Administrator and 2014 Government Eagle Award winner Dan Tangherlini

Power outage, disaster data, FedRAMP approval and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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GAO: Contract systems falling short on small business pairings

Of the systems GAO studied, none was designed to connect small business subcontractors with prime contracts and none contains all the information needed to support that function.

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DISA releases draft of new cloud security requirements

Comments from industry and others interested in the draft security requirements guide are due Dec. 29.

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FISMA, TSA IT measures on way to president

The FISMA overhaul incorporates the existing division of labor on protecting federal networks, while the TSA measure creates new levels of oversight for IT acquisition at the agency.

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Airborne surveillance, IT interns and network defenses

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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NARA gets more power over records under new law

The nation's archivist gets rule-writing authority under a new law. Will everyday feds notice the difference?

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Big data is not just a job, it's an adventure

Officials from DHS and DOT face different challenges with departmental data but agree that when it comes to managing big data, "you're never done."

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SANS, CSIS unveil cyber scholarships for Air Force vets

A new scholarship program for Air Force veterans taps into the increasing demand for cybersecurity jobs.

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Congress moves cyber-hiring, FISMA measures

A bill that will allow DHS to hire cybersecurity professionals faster and pay them more now heads to the president for his signature.

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OPM plans new case management system to speed retirement processing

"There is overwhelming enthusiasm to become more modern within the entire organization," OPM Associate Director Kenneth Zawodny told lawmakers.

Operation Jump Start

FCW is proud to support this Feb. 9 event to help the soldiers of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom transition to civilian careers.