Policy


Frank Kendall

Cyber takes center stage in Pentagon's new acquisition guidance

Better Buying Power 3.0 adds cybersecurity to the list of potential trouble spots in weapons, IT and other acquisitions.

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Making big data work

A draft of the NIST Big Data Interoperability Framework looks to establish a common set of definitions for data science.

Richard Burr official photo, 114th Congress

Burr stumps for cyber bill

The North Carolina senator made CISA the focus of the Republican Party's weekly radio address.

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A key job opening for category management and wide-open (office) spaces

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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'At will' employment for SES: What could possibly go wrong?

Plenty, according to a recent survey of Senior Executive Service leaders, who are worried about congressional efforts to make them at-will employees.

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How to ease the e-discovery impact of FOIA requests

Agencies can simplify the process of responding to Freedom of Information Act requests with a little training on new technology tools.

White House: No 'red lines' in responding to cyber threats

Top White House cybersecurity adviser Michael Daniel wants all options on table for responding to cyber attacks.

FedRAMP logo. (Update 2014)

GSA unveils plan to allow TIC compliance for FedRAMP services

Draft "overlay" would give agencies and cloud service providers a new path to secure cloud connections.

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'A tale of two contracting methods'

As the comment period ends for GSA's Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract vehicle, it begins for the Alliant 2 GWAC. Industry experts say there are some interesting contrasts.

Arati Prabhakar

DARPA director warns against 'corrosion' of sequestration

The fiscal 2016 budget request for DARPA is about $3 billion, but Arati Prabhakar says research would suffer if automatic cuts resume.

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FBI wants 'legislative fix' on device encryption

The director of the FBI wants Congress to dispense with unbreakable encryption on smartphones.

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Guthrie, Matsui renew bid to compensate federal agencies for spectrum

Under current law, agencies have no incentives to make more efficient use of their spectrum, curtail operations or share with other agencies.