Policy


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What feds can learn from Coca-Cola's data breach

The beverage giant's breach, which involved a former employee stealing laptops with unencrypted data, is a teachable moment for federal agencies.

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Agencies and Agile: How to make it work

A new report helps agency leaders understand what the popular approach to software development can offer complex government projects.

Rep. Gerald Connolly

Connolly, Eshoo float new Digital Government Office for critical IT projects

Draft legislation would dramatically alter the job currently held by Todd Park.

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Supply-chain rules could blindside vendors

Some contractors could be excluded from working with the Pentagon without knowing they have been excluded, an industry group says.

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What does NSA fallout mean for cyber?

Aside from addressing immediate privacy concerns, the president’s overhaul plan will set precedents to be applied to future cybersecurity operations.

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What happens after the FedRAMP deadline?

Non-compliant cloud providers could cause an oversight problem for the agencies they serve, but beyond that the repercussions remain in flux.

David Walker

Initiative aims to find and fix federal inefficiencies

Legislation would create a Government Transformation Board empowered to impose its will on recalcitrant agencies.

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Review board to Obama: Shut down NSA program

The recommendations would represent a more decisive step than reform efforts outlined by the president earlier this week.

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Herding the stray cats of federal IT ambitions

The upcoming NIST cyber framework will provide some structure, but a new report says additional measures will be needed to implement a comprehensive management plan for federal IT security.

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DISA piloting DOD cloud security model

DOD agencies are testing framework with controlled unclassified information.

President Obama spoke Jan. 17, 2014, on the NSA and surveillance reforms

Obama trims intelligence gathering

The presidential directive places new limits on the collection of data on Americans' communications, but the gathering of data will continue.

Sen. Tom Coburn

Coburn to cut short his Senate term

The Oklahoma Republican and federal spending critic says he will retire in early 2015.