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5 key IT bills still pending in Congress

Lawmakers continue to wrestle over issues related to cybersecurity, privacy and procurement reform.

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GAO rejects SRA FedRAMP protest

SRA International's protest of an HHS cloud contract failed because the firm did not document its qualification for an authority to operate under FedRAMP.

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The skinny on the White House's new open-government initiatives

The latest plan sets a timeline for implementing an open-source software policy by the end of 2015, among other goals.

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DOD health agency embraces data standardization

The Pentagon's health record procurement is part of a push to standardize processes across the military.

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Hettinger out at TechAmerica

Less than a year after he arrived to calm the roiled waters at the tech industry association, Mike Hettinger has been dismissed as head of the group's public-sector practice.

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Online privacy: It's time for a new security paradigm

Trust management enforces granular privacy, security and organizational policies for gathering and protecting personally identifiable information.

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St. Elizabeth's campus again at issue on Capitol Hill

Members of the House and Senate disagree over whether the DHS consolidation is serving the best interests of taxpayers or the department.

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Bill targets visa waiver loophole

Bipartisan legislation would give DHS the authority to suspend participation in the Visa Waiver program for any country that fails to provide information related to terror threats.

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IC falling behind on plans for continuous evaluation of cleared personnel

The exact size of the security clearance re-check backlog is closely held by the government, but it could affect more than 1.1 million individuals.

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8 predictions to put on your calendar

Cisco's Alan Balutis shares his thoughts on what will happen in the coming year.

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Better Buying Power 3.0: How the Pentagon hopes to save its technological advantage

The next phase of defense acquisition reform is an effort to balance strategic spending on technology with budget pressures.

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Congress approves stopgap spending bill

Continuing resolution will fund agencies through Dec. 11.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!