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A mountain of net neutrality comments, a privacy paradox, ransomware warnings and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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It takes DISA 3.5 hours to activate a single classified mobile phone -- here's why

Over-the-air provisioning remains a challenge for classified mobile devices.

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Proposed rule change could hit small IT businesses

An SBA plan would reclassify IT firms with annual sales of more than $27.5 million, making them ineligible for small business preferences.

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Cloud standards, SEWP protests and NGA gamification

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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NSA CTO's moonlighting gig ends

Former NSA Director Keith Alexander drops collaboration with CTO Patrick Dowd after conflict-of-interest questions arise.

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CDM-FedRAMP union not on the calendar... yet

The structure of continuous diagnostics and mitigation services complicates coupling the process to FedRAMP.

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Could FOIA work on a Data Act model?

FOIA officers could save money and time by releasing certain types of frequently requested material in a machine readable format, like the disclosure of payment information under the Data Act.

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Respect the FAR

A new report from the Association of Proposal Management Professionals says the acquisition process is fine, but the way it’s used is not.

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Tightening security on federal payment cards

Beginning next year, new payment processing terminals at federal agencies must have the necessary software to support new security features.

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Information sharing: Are we safer?

A decade after the 9/11 Commission identified agencies' reluctance to share information as a dangerous shortcoming, the government is moving in the right direction.

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IT contracts' (gentle) squeeze, a new spending site, NSA ties and Pistole retires

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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FAR Council sets new contract numbering plan

The rule is the result of a Government Accountability and Transparency Board recommendation to implement a uniform system for identifying the government's financial transactions.