Policy


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Super categories, supercomputers, analytics acquisitions and Microsoft clouds

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Why Congress should look back before charging ahead

FITARA has the potential to force real change, Alan Balutis writes -- but not if legislators take their eyes off the ball on implementation.

Dan Tangherlini at microphone

Cyber campus, St. E's funded in 2015

The omnibus spending bill includes $144 million for the new DHS site and $35 million for GSA’s civilian cyber campus.

Bob Davis

Feds' procurement shortcomings a threat to industry

Bob Davis argues that the lack of a strong federal procurement workforce is not just a government problem -- and it’s time for industry to get involved in solving it.

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The future of FedRAMP

Despite delays, the program is at a critical point for determining the ultimate impact of cloud technology in the government space.

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Senate moves to open-data format

Government watchdogs called the move "great news for the ecosystem."

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'CIOs shouldn't have five-year plans'

Funding is set for another year, but federal IT managers say they still need to keep their eye on the budget ball.

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FEMA contract, Secret Service tech and more NDAA provisions

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

NIEM: The key to improved information sharing

The National Information Exchange Model's usefulness extends far beyond its origins in justice and law enforcement.

Shutterstock image: the data cloud connecting a number of global services.

NIST can help you measure the cloud

The "Cloud Computing Service Metrics Description" proposes objective standards for gauging the success of cloud services.

Terry Halvorsen

Halvorsen formalizes new DOD cloud procurement policy

Memo from Defense Department's acting CIO ends DISA monopoly on cloud procurements, addresses security standards.

Beth McCormick (image courtesy of defense.gov).

DOD prioritizes tech transfer to trusted Asian allies

Amid top-brass concerns about China's theft of U.S. military intellectual property, Defense Technology Security Administration Director Beth McCormick laid out DOD’s approach to secure technology transfers.

Operation Jump Start

FCW is proud to support this Feb. 9 event to help the soldiers of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom transition to civilian careers.