Policy


Michael Daniel speaking at the Atlantic Council

The new frontier for information sharing

A week after two big moves on cybersecurity policy, cyber czar Michael Daniel reflects on the avenues for public-private information sharing.

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Database costs, paper-less procurement, Lockheed hires and a loss for ID management

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Pay.gov now takes Paypal, Dwolla

Apple Pay could be available for consumers to use in some federal transactions, such as entry fee payments at national parks, by September.

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Pushing ahead on spectrum sharing

Draft recommendations to address how government and industry might begin to sort out issues of security classification in spectrum sharing were adopted Feb. 18.

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Privacy guidelines issued for government drones

New memo guards against cross-agency sharing, but leaves large loopholes.

Brian Gagnon

Why strategies get stuck

Poor execution, not poor planning, derails many new programs, but there are steps agencies can take to stay on track, despite the coming leadership changes.

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Obama gets an earful about acquisition

GSA's FAS leader has briefed the president on the agency's acquisition improvement efforts.

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DOD shutters two 'influence' websites covering Africa

Similar sites covering the Persian Gulf and Central Asia remain in operation.

Obama expands info sharing with executive order

The move is aimed at building trust between the government and private sector to boost the exchange of threat information.

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DHS shutdown could affect the C in CDM

Assistant Secretary Andy Ozment said the appropriations stalemate threatens crucial cybersecurity functions.

Terry Halvorsen

Halvorsen: DOD not that slow on cloud

The Pentagon is like "four federated giant corporations" trying to procure their own cloud services, says the acting CIO.

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OMB updates info security guidance, accelerates real-time monitoring

OMB is rewriting outdated standards in response to new legislation, while an increased focus on cybersecurity offers a window into federal networks.