Policy


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OMB updates info security guidance, accelerates real-time monitoring

OMB is rewriting outdated standards in response to new legislation, while an increased focus on cybersecurity offers a window into federal networks.

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IT acquisition failures land on high-risk list

Technology problems are at the heart of a number of programs on GAO’s list of troubled federal initiatives.

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Critical tech, reverse auctions and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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DOD guide looks beyond FedRAMP protections

The guide follows up on a memo that defined responsibilities for Pentagon components that acquire commercial cloud services.

Strategy reflects heightened cyberthreat

A new White House document identifies cybersecurity as a pressing national security concern.

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Anthem cyberattack renews calls for info sharing

House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul said Congress needs "to take aggressive action."

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FY 2016 budget would bode well for agencies

Six agencies in particular would see significantly increased funding levels if the administration's budget shapes actual appropriations.

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IGs seek more access to agency data

Inspectors general complain to Congress that agencies often respond to requests for information with claims that it is protected by law.

FY 2016 Budget

President's spending plan shines spotlight on digital services

Overall IT spending is tabbed at $86.4 billion, with much of the increase driven by a hike in cybersecurity funding.

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White House drone breach raises questions of tech priorities

The Secret Service has long explored technology to combat the threat of commercial drones, but the Jan. 26 crash of a quadcopter on White House grounds could spur interest in deploying it.

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ONC releases interoperability road map

Baseline standards for interoperability could ultimately affect the level of reimbursement from Medicare and other federal health programs.

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Air Force moves to debar FedBid

The action was sparked by a 2014 Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general investigation.

The 2015 Federal 100

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