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GSA plots Schedule 70 cyber assurance SIN

The latest special item number RFI follows on the addition earlier this year of a cloud SIN, and a proposed SIN for health IT.

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A season for cyber

A big cybersecurity bill awaits the Senate in September, and several other information-security measures are in the pipeline.

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Scott: FITARA marks sea change for IT

Federal CIO Tony Scott also asserted that more IT spending is needed: "You can't save your way to success."

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NIST identifies objectives for cyber standards

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is proposing four broad objectives as the foundation for international standards in cyberspace.

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How Congress is going to watch FITARA

CIOs are warning lawmakers that they're about to discover the hidden costs of implementation.

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OMB releases cyber guidance for contractors

With hackers using contractors to access sensitive federal data, the Office of Management and Budget has released draft guidance aimed at strengthening contractor cybersecurity.

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Roth's SAM deadline paves way for confirmation

GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth informed Sen. Claire McCaskill that the System for Award Management is scheduled for integration on Aug. 23, 2017.

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Senate stalls on cybersecurity bill

Wrangling over amendments delays floor action on Senate cyber bill until September.

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IGs: Administration stymies access

Access to material need to conduct investigations has been curtailed since President Barack Obama took office, says the Justice Department IG.

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Are we seriously talking about shutdowns again?

September 30 is much closer than it seems, and even a continuing resolution could run into snags.

FCC CIO David Bray and U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott.

Top feds talk agile

Federal leaders discussed agile's promise and the notion that the government-changing approach could yield positive results far beyond IT – if feds can stomach it.

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As Senate moves on cyber, DHS cautions on privacy

Senate legislation could put DHS in the position of contributing to the "compromise of personally identifiable information,” says Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

The 2015 Federal 100

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