Policy


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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.

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Cyber Command, network defenses bolstered in spending bill

Spending on cybersecurity will be dramatically higher in 2014 -- and so will reporting requirements for the agencies getting the money.

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China supply chain restrictions softened in funding bill

The fiscal 2014 omnibus spending measure would relax rules on technology trade with China.

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House passes bill to inform users of HealthCare.gov breaches

Supporters say the bill would protect individuals' personal information while opponents say the goal is to discourage people from using the site.

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Short-term stopgap could be needed to keep government open

Legislators say they will likely miss the Jan. 15 deadline for a new appropriations package by at least a few days.

GAO Dave Powner

What to expect from GAO this year

The congressional watchdog's director of IT management issues previews the upcoming oversight agenda.