Policy


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Internet of Things on docket for new Congress

The incoming GOP Senate majority is likely to focus on how the government regulates the growing universe of networks and connected devices.

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Shutdown 2.0 appears unlikely

Feds worried about a replay of the 2013 standoff that led to a two-week lapse in the government's spending authority shouldn't plan on another round of shutdown beards.

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OFPP pushes data-driven procurement

A memo from Administrator Anne Rung outlines a plan to spread the gospel of strategic sourcing and category management governmentwide.

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Taking ownership of the Data Act

GAO and Treasury representatives told lawmakers that implementation of the Data Act is about to enter a crucial phase.

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Cloudy with a chance of murky

Federal cloud managers say agencies must think in broad strokes without losing sight of the details and must relinquish tasks but not control.

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IT hiring, new Oversight staff and CBO on workforce reductions

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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FITARA included in compromise defense measure

Negotiators on the defense authorization bill included provisions from the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act in what they hope is the final version of the legislation.

Benjamin Rhodeside

This Rising Star was instrumental in building bipartisan support for the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act.

Christina Manol

This Rising Star helps the Army's PEO EIS manage $1 billion worth of programs aimed at outfitting soldiers with the latest IT.

Kent Reynolds

This Rising Star led a complete overhaul of Treasury's Budget Formulation and Execution Manager -- on budget and with no system downtime.

Megan Schmith

This GSA Rising Star took over an interagency working group that focuses on sharing best practices and experiences and grew its membership by 400 percent.

Nina Malakouti

This Rising Star nailed down two of the General Services Administration's biggest Schedule 70 contracts in 2013.

The 2015 Federal 100

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