Policy


Brian Gagnon

Why strategies get stuck

Poor execution, not poor planning, derails many new programs, but there are steps agencies can take to stay on track, despite the coming leadership changes.

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Obama gets an earful about acquisition

GSA's FAS leader has briefed the president on the agency's acquisition improvement efforts.

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DOD shutters two 'influence' websites covering Africa

Similar sites covering the Persian Gulf and Central Asia remain in operation.

Obama expands info sharing with executive order

The move is aimed at building trust between the government and private sector to boost the exchange of threat information.

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DHS shutdown could affect the C in CDM

Assistant Secretary Andy Ozment said the appropriations stalemate threatens crucial cybersecurity functions.

Terry Halvorsen

Halvorsen: DOD not that slow on cloud

The Pentagon is like "four federated giant corporations" trying to procure their own cloud services, says the acting CIO.

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OMB updates info security guidance, accelerates real-time monitoring

OMB is rewriting outdated standards in response to new legislation, while an increased focus on cybersecurity offers a window into federal networks.

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IT acquisition failures land on high-risk list

Technology problems are at the heart of a number of programs on GAO’s list of troubled federal initiatives.

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Critical tech, reverse auctions and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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DOD guide looks beyond FedRAMP protections

The guide follows up on a memo that defined responsibilities for Pentagon components that acquire commercial cloud services.

Strategy reflects heightened cyberthreat

A new White House document identifies cybersecurity as a pressing national security concern.

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Anthem cyberattack renews calls for info sharing

House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul said Congress needs "to take aggressive action."

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.