Policy


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OPM's 'Cyber Pearl Harbor' might affect 14 million

The OPM breach is looking worse than initially projected, with potentially every fed's information compromised. And the breach was discovered during a vendor's sales demonstration.

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Nader and Norquist deconstruct the Data Act

If terabytes of data are released in the forest and no one is around to read them, do they make a difference?

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Going big on Data Act implementation

Senior leadership's message is clear that a half-hearted effort at tracking government spending data just won't cut it.

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Integrated acquisition, agile procurement and defense tech spending

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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IGs want computer-matching rules eased

Restrictions on accessing records across agencies are hamstringing government watchdogs -- but there's hope for a change.

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How flexible should FITARA be?

The federal CIO told House watchdogs that IT reform would be implemented with strict oversight, but there are already rumblings inside agencies about possible exceptions.

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Counting cloud contracts, defense approps, net governance and info sharing

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Spires: Some agencies will struggle with FITARA implementation

The former DHS CIO will tell Congress how experienced government and industry IT hands can support the new acquisition legislation.

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OFPP to issue acquisition lab guidance

Using HHS Buyers Club as a model, the procurement office wants to encourage other agencies to launch acquisition innovation labs.

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Should the National Labs be exempt from FITARA?

Senate bill carves out exemption for supercomputing and other lab IT; an earlier version of the measure would have exempted the entire Department of Energy.

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RIP, HTTP

Federal websites will be required to tack on the "s" for "secure" by the end of next year.

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Report: State Department needs to rethink use of tech

A National Research Council study suggests utilizing NGOs to help Foggy Bottom identify growing trends in science and technology.

The 2015 Federal 100

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