Policy


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Can Uncle Sam promote self-driving vehicles?

Industry leaders are bullish on the future of robotic transportation, but when it comes to regulation, they seek "balance" from the feds.

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Report: UL in talks with White House on IoT certification

A certification from Underwriters Laboratories, which has historically focused on electrical safety, could set a broad risk standard for cybersecurity.

Justin Chiarodo is a partner and Philip Beshara is an associate in Dickstein Shapiro’s Government Contracts Practice.

What cyber insurance can do for contractors

When it comes to cybersecurity, the SAFETY Act deserves a second look, but companies should also consider commercial coverage.

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One company shows how it is embracing agile

CivicActions puts its 'open' money where its mouth is on 18F BPA.

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HHS mirrors Google, bank regulators' IT shortcomings and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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e-QIP fallout and more phishing schemes

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Warren: Cyber won't suffer in VA budget crunch

Acting VA tech head Steph Warren says malware attempts are trending down from a peak in March, a result of the wider use of Einstein 3.

Rep. Gerald Connolly

Unlike Clinger and Cohen, Connolly says he's here to stay

The authors of the last big federal IT reform law left Congress soon after enactment. Virginia Democrat Gerry Connolly says "we're going to continue to watch over" FITARA implementation.

18F delays RFQ again, DOD wants cloud, White House FISMA compliance and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Should FedRAMP be the standard for all public sector?

Conversations with Canada, U.S. states are ongoing about how to leverage the federal cloud security framework.

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Revealing the RATs and scoring the agencies

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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NGA prepares directive to speed acquisition

NGA Deputy Director Susan Gordon says coming guidance will put tangible policy behind the agency’s oft-stated goal of more quickly deploying technologies.