Policy


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'What's the problem we're trying to fix?'

NTIA still faces headwinds in Congress about Internet domain control.

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DHS shutdown: 'There's an opportunity cost'

While a lapse in funding would have little “immediate operational impact” on cybersecurity, the longer-term ripple effects could be serious.

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How CIOs can prep for FITARA

Former Justice Department CIO Van Hitch says it's not too early for his former colleagues to get ready to use their new authority.

Stephen Warren

VISTA-based solution eliminated from DoD health record procurement

VA CIO Steph Warren was "disappointed" that a VISTA solution would not prevail at the Pentagon.

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Air Force reinstates FedBid

Negotiated agreement means the reverse auction provider, suspended late last month, can resume federal business now that Chairman Ali Saadat has resigned.

Richard Spires

Why being on GAO's High Risk List is good for federal IT

By putting the government's management of IT acquisitions and operations on the High Risk List, GAO has ensured it will finally get the attention it deserves.

More effective oversight. Maybe.

FITARA gives Congress new tools for getting answers, and key legislators remain focused. But will it actually work?

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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.

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