Policy


Mary Davie, GSA

Category management will live on at GSA

People who work with GSA are confident that others who share Dan Tangherlini's reform instincts will keep the efforts running after his departure.

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IG details fundamental flaws in HealthCare.gov IT acquisition

HHS IG says CMS failed to develop an “overarching acquisition strategy” for the HealthCare.gov.

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) at a July 2012 joint hearing of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee for Veterans Affairs (DOD Photo: Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo)

Pentagon oversight, cyber sharing, a DISA departure and a SOTU preview

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Ending the tyranny of passwords

Eliminating the hassle of entering multiple passwords to navigate secure sites online will spark heavier public use, possibly affecting federal networks down the road.

Lawmakers, former officials debate next move in cyberspace

The Obama administration has publicly accused North Korea of sponsoring the massive hack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, and levied fresh sanctions against the Hermit Kingdom. For some inside and outside of government, that's not enough.

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DISA releases cloud security requirements guide

The Defense Information Systems Agency has laid out the criteria for commercial and non-Pentagon cloud providers to operate within DOD.

President Barack Obama

President pivots to cyberspace

The White House has begun rolling out a series of cyber-related legislative proposals targeting both consumer and national security issues.

SEWP V logo, courtesy of NASA.

SEWP IV changes coming as SEWP V emerges

A fee decrease is among the changes taking place for the outgoing SEWP IV vehicle.

biometrics

DHS approps, CISPA returns, Senate Web and more

New and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Working around OASIS' lack of BPAs

Federal customers can't use a blanket purchase agreement with OASIS, but they can use task orders to accomplish the same thing.

Updating acquisition guidance, awaiting a patent and hacking damage

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Wikipedia image: Sean J. Stackley, assistant secretary of the Navy for Research Development and Acquisition, administers the oath of office to Rear Adm. Matthew L. Klunder during a promotion ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard before a change of command ceremony where he relieved Rear Adm. Nevin Carr as Chief of Naval Research.

Top Navy official asks Congress to strip out acquisition regulations

The new Congress should focus reform efforts on doing away with existing regulations rather than adding new ones, says the assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition.

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