Policy


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Time to kill 'the cloud'

The technology itself is transformative, but Michael Garland argues that the term creates problems and confusion.

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'You need to talk in terms of operational impact'

Tales from the trenches about why it's so hard to get buy-in for cyber and other IT initiatives.

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Earmarks by another name

Legislators have a new way of targeting spending that could bring benefits and burdens for agencies.

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A framework for knotty global Internet problems

A think tank wants to separate technical architecture from issues of high policy to smooth cross-border Internet conflicts.

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Sole-source woes, Silk Road security flaws and more nominations

News and notes from around the federal IT community

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The critical role CIOs play in e-discovery

CIOs might initially feel out of place in the world of e-discovery, but their information expertise is essential to the process, writes Recommind's Phil Favro.

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Air Force CIO: Restructuring key to information dominance

Lt. Gen. Michael Basla says IT budget reporting is a "deficiency" that he hopes to begin to address before his retirement in November.

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GSA details schedule consolidation

The initiative, scheduled for completion late next year, is aimed at reducing redundant acquisition programs.

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Task force taps the brakes on interoperability

The seamless transfer of health data could mean large incumbent providers lose market advantage and the ability to act as information gatekeepers.

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Can Better Buying Power 3.0 preserve America's tech edge?

Kendall, Hagel make the geopolitical case for improving defense acquisition as the Pentagon prepares to announce the latest version of its reform program.

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Program management: The contractor's role

Here is what it takes, both officially and informally, to make the partnership between an agency and a contractor succeed.

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Budget capitulations

Congress no longer even tries to get real appropriations done by Sept. 30. Here's the fiscal 2015 reality.