Policy


US Capitol

Senate panel approves DHS cyber hiring measure

The bill is aimed at giving the Department of Homeland Security more flexibility in hiring cybersecurity specialists.

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FITARA in play in House defense bill

The House is revisiting IT reform as part of the annual Pentagon policy measure, but it's not clear if the Senate will play ball.

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DOD turns to FedRAMP and cloud brokering

Civilian agencies' approach to cloud security is now a key part of the Pentagon's process.

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Pumping up the procurement playbook

HHS CTO Bryan Sivak said he wants to "make it easier to digest and run procurements."

Alastair Mitchell

Looking back to move forward

Alastair Mitchell argues it is a good time to revisit the goals and guidelines of the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy.

News and notes from day 3 at FOSE

Women in STEM, paper-based thinking, GWAC updates and a framework for cybersecurity hiring.

Kymm McCabe

Public-private group envisions 'acquisition of the future'

AOF brings together government and industry in an effort to chart a new course for acquisition overhaul efforts.

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NIST's dream: Integrating security into design

New guidelines offer best practices for information systems security.

Joanie Newhart

OFPP, FAI launch new acquisition training and certification

The revised FAC-C curriculum takes effect Oct. 1 and will align civilian agency training more closely with DOD's.

News and notes from day 2 at FOSE

Highlights from the second day of the FOSE conference.

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Cobert tees up IT management plans

OMB advocates are finding ways to make IT procurement more agile as they seek broader systemic reforms.

Stewart Liff

How to inspire government employees

Dealing with problem employees head-on can go a long way toward improving performance and morale.