Policy


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FCC chief to propose spectrum-sharing rules

The move is the latest step in a longstanding plan to put 500 MHz of federal and non-federal spectrum into private hands.

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'To purge or not to purge'

Trying to determine when spy agencies are required to dispose of data is something of a mystery, even to them.

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Acquisition environment 'is receptive to new ideas'

Feds hope to make a virtue of necessity by overhauling the acquisition landscape in response to stagnant IT budgets.

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Is data center consolidation losing steam?

The federal government is lagging behind similar efforts in the private sector aimed at boosting security and saving money, says Brocade executive Anthony Robbins.

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White House urges changes to clearance rules

The government plans to move to a continuous evaluation method for security clearances, which will require new IT systems to store and search through data.

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GSA looks at lessons learned from Networx contract

The agency has made public a pair of documents detailing takeaways from the longer-than-expected transition.

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Senator aims to boost use of stolen-passport database

Sen. Charles Schumer’s proposal would block countries from the visa waiver program if they don’t use Interpol’s travel document service.

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U.S. to cede control of Internet naming system

When ICANN's contract to manage the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority expires at the end of September 2015, the function will be switched to a private, stakeholder-based group.

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NOAA budget boost focused on data

The largest request for NOAA's five offices is the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service, which would get an increase of about $165 million over fiscal 2014.

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Will more money for VA fix the IT 'deficiencies'?

Fiscal 2015 budget request would boost funding for IT security, but legislators have their doubts.

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Financial system for HealthCare.gov lags

In January, the government warned of the potentially dire consequences if the financial management back end of HealthCare.gov were not up and running by mid-March. Mid-March has arrived, and the system has not yet been built.

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20 big-dollar IT budgets

Most of the biggest spending proposals are in the fiscal 2015 budget are agency-wide enterprise or infrastructure projects.