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Terry Halvorsen

Halvorsen formalizes new DOD cloud procurement policy

Memo from Defense Department's acting CIO ends DISA monopoly on cloud procurements, addresses security standards.

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DOD prioritizes tech transfer to trusted Asian allies

Amid top-brass concerns about China's theft of U.S. military intellectual property, Defense Technology Security Administration Director Beth McCormick laid out DOD’s approach to secure technology transfers.

New fed incubator, OASIS on-ramps and NIST guidance

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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The government shouldn't play matchmaker

A recent GAO report on government efforts to link small companies with prime contractors is fraught with risk.

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Outgoing Intelligence chairman warns of cyber vulnerabilities

Retiring Michigan Republican Mike Rogers’ valedictory is the latest in a series of dire warnings about the need to bolster cyber defenses.

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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.

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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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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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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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Congress averts shutdown with 2-day funding bill

Longer-term funding still requires Senate approval, president's signature.

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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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7 things the 'cromnibus' means for IT

IT spending was not a sticking point in the negotiations, but there were some developments worth noting.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!