Policy


Strategy reflects heightened cyberthreat

A new White House document identifies cybersecurity as a pressing national security concern.

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Anthem cyberattack renews calls for info sharing

House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul said Congress needs "to take aggressive action."

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FY 2016 budget would bode well for agencies

Six agencies in particular would see significantly increased funding levels if the administration's budget shapes actual appropriations.

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IGs seek more access to agency data

Inspectors general complain to Congress that agencies often respond to requests for information with claims that it is protected by law.

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White House drone breach raises questions of tech priorities

The Secret Service has long explored technology to combat the threat of commercial drones, but the Jan. 26 crash of a quadcopter on White House grounds could spur interest in deploying it.

FY 2016 Budget

President's spending plan shines spotlight on digital services

Overall IT spending is tabbed at $86.4 billion, with much of the increase driven by a hike in cybersecurity funding.

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ONC releases interoperability road map

Baseline standards for interoperability could ultimately affect the level of reimbursement from Medicare and other federal health programs.

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Air Force moves to debar FedBid

The action was sparked by a 2014 Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general investigation.

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House Intel organizes, TSA gears up for Super Bowl and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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GSA unveils prices-paid tool for Alliant

The tool shares detailed data on past task orders to help agencies conduct market research and develop better cost estimates.

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Pentagon submits acquisition reform ideas to Congress

DOD sees acquisition overhaul as a key element in maintaining the country's technological edge.

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Surveillance disclosures haunt search for common ground on cybersecurity

The White House and Republicans in Congress are getting closer on cybersecurity, but industry has new concerns.