Policy


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Surveillance disclosures haunt search for common ground on cybersecurity

The White House and Republicans in Congress are getting closer on cybersecurity, but industry has new concerns.

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Could this be the year for data-breach legislation?

Widespread support exists for creating a national data-breach reporting standard, but details remain to be ironed out.

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Satisfaction with fed customer service worst ever

The American Customer Satisfaction Index blames the decline on budget and staff cuts.

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New policies are cause for contractor optimism

Several activities in the new Congress signal a shift in spending and strategy that will require increased support from contractors.

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Goodrich: 'FedRAMP high' baseline coming soon

Draft baseline to be released for public comment on Jan. 27.

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IT buying experiments preview 'Acquisition of the Future'

Today’s pockets of innovation give glimpses of the tomorrow’s buyers and marketplace.

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McCabe to step down as head of ASI Government

Transition to take place Feb. 14; work on Acquisition of the Future to continue.

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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.

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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.

The 2015 Federal 100

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