Policy


data door

Shutdown delays open data deadlines, raises API questions

VanRoekel, Energy Department's Bectel say data feeds should be deemed essential.

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Procurement officials explain new normal to contractors

'Adult conversations' needed to make some see budget realities of the next few years.

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IBM steps back from CIA deal

With IBM's withdrawal of its request for an injunction, its battle with AWS might be at an end.

pen and contract

ELC attendees split on FITARA

Whether the latest proposed acquisition reform bill is a boon or bane depends on whom you ask.

open eye and data

CDM contracts could open door to more efficient security monitoring

Continuous diagnostics and mitigation changes the government's approach to cybersecurity.

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Feds should formalize architecture, chief architect says

Every agency has an enterprise architecture, and Scott Bernard believes some attention to those strategic plans could improve the government's ability to share services between agencies.

horse and buggy

HealthCare.gov becomes example for procurement criticism

'Horse and buggy-era' funding cited as part of the problem in federal acquisition.

Zients promises big improvements by Thanksgiving

"Let me be clear: Healthcare.gov is fixable," administration's point man for the fixes declares.

government industry dialog

Contractors warn against another shutdown

Industry group says uncertainty could drive some firms out of the federal space entirely.

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GSA to update IT procurement web portal

Agency seeks better tools for site supporting Networx, WITS 3 and Connections II.

digital key

NIST draft framework expected in a day or two

Shutdown delayed key cybersecurity milestone, but draft will be released well in advance of NIST's next workshop on the guidance.

keyhole digital

10 steps toward FedRAMP compliance

After June 2014, agencies can use only cloud service providers that are FedRAMP-compliant. Here's what CSPs must do to get there.