Policy


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The ABCs of 18F

When GSA announced its in-house development startup, it got people talking, and not all the chatter was positive.

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Obama's management agenda stays the course

The fiscal 2015 budget proposal continues the Obama administration's effort to create a more responsive, agile and dynamic government.

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Cyberattacks: Too much how, not enough why

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance wants potential victims to pay attention to strategy rather than tactics.

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Can Barbara Mikulski fix the appropriations process?

The Senate Appropriations chairwoman -- whose state is home to more than 100,000 federal employees -- could be agencies' best hope for a return to regular order.

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A business model for drones

Advances in IT provide an opportunity for DOD to rethink how it acquires, designs and builds unmanned systems.

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18F unveils first pilot app

FBOpen is designed to make it easier for small businesses to search for contracting opportunities.

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FCC seeks $13.5 million for IT modernization

Chairman Tom Wheeler calls his agency's computer systems incompatible and highly inefficient.

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TSA wants to link alarms with CCTV

Improving the interoperability of first responders' radio systems was also among the recommendations in a report written in response to the killing of a TSA officer last fall at LAX.

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4 key trends that every CIO should watch

The hot topics of 2014 are evolving quickly, and they present challenges and opportunities for federal agencies.

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McConnell: Laws and policies 'have not kept pace' with cyber threats

Former DNI says increased information-sharing, comprehensive legislation and international agreements are key.

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'The end of hype for cloud'

The next step in making the most of cloud services is establishing effective acquisition strategies for federal agencies.

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Lawmakers propose 3.3% federal pay hike

Although the measure stands little chance of becoming law, it provides a rhetorical launching pad for Democrats who accuse the GOP of demonizing federal workers.