Policy


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IGs seek more access to agency data

Inspectors general complain to Congress that agencies often respond to requests for information with claims that it is protected by law.

FY 2016 Budget

President's spending plan shines spotlight on digital services

Overall IT spending is tabbed at $86.4 billion, with much of the increase driven by a hike in cybersecurity funding.

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White House drone breach raises questions of tech priorities

The Secret Service has long explored technology to combat the threat of commercial drones, but the Jan. 26 crash of a quadcopter on White House grounds could spur interest in deploying it.

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ONC releases interoperability road map

Baseline standards for interoperability could ultimately affect the level of reimbursement from Medicare and other federal health programs.

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Air Force moves to debar FedBid

The action was sparked by a 2014 Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general investigation.

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House Intel organizes, TSA gears up for Super Bowl and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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GSA unveils prices-paid tool for Alliant

The tool shares detailed data on past task orders to help agencies conduct market research and develop better cost estimates.

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Pentagon submits acquisition reform ideas to Congress

DOD sees acquisition overhaul as a key element in maintaining the country's technological edge.

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Surveillance disclosures haunt search for common ground on cybersecurity

The White House and Republicans in Congress are getting closer on cybersecurity, but industry has new concerns.

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Could this be the year for data-breach legislation?

Widespread support exists for creating a national data-breach reporting standard, but details remain to be ironed out.

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Satisfaction with fed customer service worst ever

The American Customer Satisfaction Index blames the decline on budget and staff cuts.

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New policies are cause for contractor optimism

Several activities in the new Congress signal a shift in spending and strategy that will require increased support from contractors.

The 2015 Federal 100

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