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Integrated acquisition, agile procurement and defense tech spending

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Mobile pushes changes in biometric identifiers

Evolving biometrics should be more difficult to spoof, but they present challenges for accuracy and privacy.

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How flexible should FITARA be?

The federal CIO told House watchdogs that IT reform would be implemented with strict oversight, but there are already rumblings inside agencies about possible exceptions.

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IGs want computer-matching rules eased

Restrictions on accessing records across agencies are hamstringing government watchdogs -- but there's hope for a change.

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Senators: End sequester to pay for cybersecurity

OPM's fiscal 2016 request of $272 million includes $21 million for finishing network upgrades begun in fiscal 2014.

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Ground rules for improving federal cybersecurity

In today’s complex cybersecurity environment, these three elements form the foundation of agencies’ ability to defend networks and data.

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Execs think their networks are safe (they’re not)

New survey shows that CEOs, CIOs and CISOs might have the wrong idea about how secure their networks really are.

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Spires: Some agencies will struggle with FITARA implementation

The former DHS CIO will tell Congress how experienced government and industry IT hands can support the new acquisition legislation.

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Knowledge transfer through discovery

Rules and data are relatively easy to share, but capturing an organization's deep, experience-based knowledge requires special effort.

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Aaron Levie: 'You can have a mindset of moving quickly'

Box's CEO discusses innovation, the "black box" of government and getting Silicon Valley to engage with agencies.

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OFPP to issue acquisition lab guidance

Using HHS Buyers Club as a model, the procurement office wants to encourage other agencies to launch acquisition innovation labs.

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Study: Cybersecurity, cloud adoption lagging

The Professional Services Council's CIO and CISO survey also highlighted worries over an aging IT workforce.