In the long term, the Pentagon will look to replace legacy systems with more "militarily effective" technologies.
Some in the private sector argue that legislation will be needed to provide the incentives necessary for the NIST standards to be widely adopted.
The goal is to provide a legal rationale that does not ban certain activities, but Republicans on the commission are skeptical.
Harris Corp. has warned that hacking is much less difficult in IP and wireless environments than with hardwired systems, which could prove problematic for air traffic control.
OMB needs to be more consistent if the law is to achieve its purpose of avoiding waste and duplication, a new report says.
Lawmakers are weighing several options, but disagreements about definitions and regulatory reach could stymie the effort.
The executive order will apply only to new federal contracts or contract replacements beginning next year.
Response has been generally positive, but concerns remain about privacy, incentives and other items not addressed by the framework.
Brokers are becoming an integral part of helping the public sector realize the full benefits of cloud technology.
The primary targets of the National Institute of Standards and Technology guidelines are the owners and operators of privately run critical infrastructure.
The Air Force is increasingly handling its IT purchasing problems by partnering with other Pentagon agencies and the private sector.
Organizations as diverse as the Sunlight Foundation and Gun Owners of America want the legislation passed without the changes proposed by OMB.