Policy


Katherine Archuleta

OPM head touts cyber revamp, mum on who’s to blame for breach

Appearing before a Senate committee was a peaceful affair for OPM Director Katherine Archuleta compared to the tongue-lashing she got in the House last week, but she still faced tough questions – and couldn't answer all of them.

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House passes check on Internet transition, multiple DHS measures

In addition to demanding review of any change to the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, legislators pushed for IT consolidation, improved communications and other reforms for DHS component agencies.

Founder and CEO, Shared Services Leadership Coalition, John Marshall.

Federal shared services: Why legislation is necessary

The White House could use a push to pick up the pace on shared services and lock in the benefits for future administrations.

Dave Wennergren is the Senior Vice President of Technology Policy for the Professional Services Council.

Valuing cybersecurity outcomes instead of oversight

Although the government has made progress on cybersecurity, we need to make better use of the tools we have.

Joe Jordan

FedBid emerging from a tough winter, says CEO

"Nine months ago we had 75 agency customers. We still have 75 agency customers," says former OFPP head Joe Jordan.

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White House: IRS, OMB appropriations bill increases cyber risk

Republicans pointed out that the IRS has authority to reallocate some of its funding, and also criticized agency spending on employee bonuses and union activity.

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IT acquisition teams and agile data management

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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18F readies agile BPA

The 18-page RFQ aims to establish a common contracting vehicle for agencies seeking vendors specializing in agile delivery services.

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FedRAMP: Red tape or silver bullet?

Federal tech leaders are torn on how FedRAMP could help or hinder the monumental shift to commercial cloud.

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Senate panel OKs cybersecurity funding

The fiscal 2016 DHS funding bill includes $1.638 billion for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, an increase of $135 million above fiscal 2015.

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DISA five-year plan treats cyber as warring domain

Defense Information Systems Agency Director Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins says network operators need to adopt the "principles of war, whether it is maneuver, speed [or] surprise" to defend DOD networks.

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CIO Scott: IT reform is 'different' this time

The federal CIO is confident FITARA will succeed where Clinger-Cohen and other efforts have failed.