Policy


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'The end of hype for cloud'

The next step in making the most of cloud services is establishing effective acquisition strategies for federal agencies.

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Agencies back in planning mode

The budget deal struck in January has introduced a semblance of predictability for feds and contractors.

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Lawmakers propose 3.3% federal pay hike

Although the measure stands little chance of becoming law, it provides a rhetorical launching pad for Democrats who accuse the GOP of demonizing federal workers.

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Obama, Intel Committee leaders propose data collection changes

The president’s plan would require a court order to collect information on individual accounts; the lawmakers’ bill would not.

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Eating up the IT spending pie

IT integration remains a work in progress for disparate DHS components.

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FCC chief to propose spectrum-sharing rules

The move is the latest step in a longstanding plan to put 500 MHz of federal and non-federal spectrum into private hands.

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'To purge or not to purge'

Trying to determine when spy agencies are required to dispose of data is something of a mystery, even to them.

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Acquisition environment 'is receptive to new ideas'

Feds hope to make a virtue of necessity by overhauling the acquisition landscape in response to stagnant IT budgets.

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Is data center consolidation losing steam?

The federal government is lagging behind similar efforts in the private sector aimed at boosting security and saving money, says Brocade executive Anthony Robbins.

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White House urges changes to clearance rules

The government plans to move to a continuous evaluation method for security clearances, which will require new IT systems to store and search through data.

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GSA looks at lessons learned from Networx contract

The agency has made public a pair of documents detailing takeaways from the longer-than-expected transition.

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Senator aims to boost use of stolen-passport database

Sen. Charles Schumer’s proposal would block countries from the visa waiver program if they don’t use Interpol’s travel document service.