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Counting down to Dec. 11, DHS' Einstein award and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Burning down the legacy SOC

Automation and the orchestration of multiple systems are essential to defending against today's cyber threats, which requires a new approach to security operations centers.

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DOD IG: Pentagon falling short on cloud strategy

A new inspector general's report says the Defense Department has not adequately trained acquisition and contract specialists who buy cloud services.

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Beyond FITARA: 8 ways the defense bill seeks to modernize Pentagon IT

The measure signals a certain impatience with the way the military is adapting -- or not adapting -- to new technological realities.

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Internet of Things on docket for new Congress

The incoming GOP Senate majority is likely to focus on how the government regulates the growing universe of networks and connected devices.

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Shutdown 2.0 appears unlikely

Feds worried about a replay of the 2013 standoff that led to a two-week lapse in the government's spending authority shouldn't plan on another round of shutdown beards.

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OFPP pushes data-driven procurement

A memo from Administrator Anne Rung outlines a plan to spread the gospel of strategic sourcing and category management governmentwide.

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Taking ownership of the Data Act

GAO and Treasury representatives told lawmakers that implementation of the Data Act is about to enter a crucial phase.

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Cloudy with a chance of murky

Federal cloud managers say agencies must think in broad strokes without losing sight of the details and must relinquish tasks but not control.

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IT hiring, new Oversight staff and CBO on workforce reductions

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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FITARA included in compromise defense measure

Negotiators on the defense authorization bill included provisions from the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act in what they hope is the final version of the legislation.

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This Rising Star was instrumental in building bipartisan support for the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act.

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.