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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.

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OPM yanks background check system offline

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

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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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Agile development requires agile developers

Focus on the people today if you want agile to succeed tomorrow, argues Lawrence Fitzpatrick.

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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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Want digital services tips? Watch Singapore

The Southeast Asian city-state's government may have cracked the code for providing the services citizens actually want online: listen, don't force.

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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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Potential users talk EIS contract

Federal IT and network managers discussed their work to transition to GSA's Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract at a June 25 ACT-IAC panel.