Policy


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House panel authorizes full funding for intell IT modernization

The legislation would also target insider threats in the wake of the leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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FITARA proposed as part of Senate defense package

Move could fast-track IT procurement reform, as the House added its version to the defense authorization bill in June.

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Bolden: Crew transport project will drive innovation

The next phase of the Commercial Crew Program will "spur American ingenuity," NASA chief says.

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New guidelines for building cyber into critical infrastructure

The Office of Management and Budget has set a 2017 deadline for agencies to deploy continuous monitoring tools.

Rep. Darrell Issa

House passes DATA Act

The measure includes oversight authority aimed at ensuring the accuracy of spending data, a provision lacking in companion Senate legislation.

Arati Prabhakar

The end of DARPA's 'halcyon' days?

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency looks for new challenges in a post-Iraq, post-Afghanistan world.

Who's getting it right?

The Defense Department's mobile technology pilot programs provide a fast track for the use of smartphones and tablet PCs at the Pentagon and in the field.

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DHS gets risk management system in place

New framework aids in FedRAMP compliance for all 22 department components.

Fixing IT

Can IT procurement be saved?

The problems with large federal IT projects are deep, broad and mostly immune to quick fixes. So what's to be done?

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Review team recommends ‘gap-filler’ satellite program

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration needs to begin work immediately to help mitigate a pending gap in polar-orbiting weather satellite coverage.

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Affiliation rules muddy small business contracting waters

As Congress asks questions about small business status, acquisition experts say inter-firm associations are the real issue.

President Obama speaks to the press about IT procurement and HealthCare.gov

President puts IT procurement in the spotlight

Best practices, clear lines of authority would have saved HealthCare.gov, say former officials -- and most reforms could be made under current law.