Policy


Shaun Donovan

Who is Shaun Donovan?

Meet the housing expert, cross-government policy leader, and trained architect who is President Barack Obama's pick to take over OMB.

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DOJ recording policy raises tech questions

Recording suspect interviews presents the department with the challenge of how it will create and store the information.

government industry dialog

Vendors getting mixed messages on cybersecurity

The sometimes-confusing guidance on acquisition and supply line protection rules is leaving some potential industry partners flummoxed.

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Remembering the human element in innovation

Tighter budgets could be a catalyst for rethinking how government operates, says OMB's Kathryn Stack.

Robert Mueller

Mueller: Cyber experts need offline investigative skills

While agencies scramble to recruit cyber talent, former FBI Director Robert Mueller notes that law enforcement skills are also needed.

US Capitol

Senate panel approves DHS cyber hiring measure

The bill is aimed at giving the Department of Homeland Security more flexibility in hiring cybersecurity specialists.

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FITARA in play in House defense bill

The House is revisiting IT reform as part of the annual Pentagon policy measure, but it's not clear if the Senate will play ball.

cloud security

DOD turns to FedRAMP and cloud brokering

Civilian agencies' approach to cloud security is now a key part of the Pentagon's process.

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Pumping up the procurement playbook

HHS CTO Bryan Sivak said he wants to "make it easier to digest and run procurements."

Alastair Mitchell

Looking back to move forward

Alastair Mitchell argues it is a good time to revisit the goals and guidelines of the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy.

News and notes from day 3 at FOSE

Women in STEM, paper-based thinking, GWAC updates and a framework for cybersecurity hiring.

Kymm McCabe

Public-private group envisions 'acquisition of the future'

AOF brings together government and industry in an effort to chart a new course for acquisition overhaul efforts.