Policy


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Pentagon policy bill targets restoration, next-gen threats

Congress is requiring the appointment of a high-level cyber adviser to oversee offense, defense, resources, personnel, acquisition and technology.

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Sequestration, shutdown take a bite out of contractor revenue

Companies that don’t get in front of changed federal circumstances are “going to get left behind.”

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Conflicting contractor caps in budget, defense bill

Just because the president is likely to get the budget first is no guarantee he will sign it first – and the order is everything.

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Beyond better buying power: DOD acquisition reform needs a boost

A key finding of a new study: Competition can prod incumbents to perform well and incentivize others to come in and produce better solutions.

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IT reform bill introduced in Senate

A bipartisan pair of appropriators wants to proceed with at least part of FITARA as stand-alone legislation.

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White House review group issues intelligence reform report

The 300-page report is aimed at balancing national security concerns with protections for privacy and civil liberties.

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OPM telework report highlights government progress

Although the number of federal teleworkers has risen to 300,000, that's still less than one-third of those eligible to do so.

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Budget passes Senate

The bill reduces the impact of the sequester but will force lawmakers to agree on specific spending cuts.

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GSA making data more readily available

A new architecture will allow third-party providers to create apps aimed at various industry segments that use the agency's procurement information.

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VA still mum on IT security questions

When given the opportunity at a private briefing to respond to assessments and criticisms of the department's IT security posture, VA officials declined to comment.

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Trade groups seek relief from China-sourcing rules

A coalition of industry groups is asking lawmakers to keep supply-chain restrictions out of upcoming funding bills.

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FITARA axed from defense bill

A revised version of the Pentagon policy bill could be considered in the House this week, but IT acquisition reform will have to wait until at least 2014.