Policy


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Federal agencies flunking FOIA

None of the 15 agencies studied earned an A on a Freedom of Information Act report card from the Center for Effective Government, and seven – including DOD, DHS and State – got an F.

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House passes federal data center efficiency bill

The legislation would require OMB, EPA and the Department of Energy to lead the development of standards for measuring data center performance.

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Hodgkins: 'No more three-week funding cycles'

Tech industry lobbyist is upbeat about the way forward for federal IT, as outlined in the president’s fiscal 2015 budget.

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The FY15 budget: IT spending breakdown

The overall changes are modest compared to fiscal 2014, but many individual agency budgets see much larger swings.

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Budget requests for science, research mostly flat

One big winner is likely to be NOAA, which is gearing up to launch new weather satellites in 2016-17.

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Watch out for 'boiler room' cloud brokers

If cloud providers are also brokers, can an agency be sure its interests are put first?

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IT spending dips slightly in Obama budget request

All the net savings come on the defense side, where the request for IT funding is down about 6 percent from fiscal 2014 spending.

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Budget eyes better training for senior executives

The executive training proposal complements a broader, $56 billion plan aimed at improving customer service by federal agencies.

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Cyber a priority in DHS spending blueprint

The Einstein automated intrusion-detection system would be funded at $549 million under the president's proposal.

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Defense budget zeroes in on cyber spending

Few specifics were revealed, but the trend is clearly toward tech and away from troops.