Policy


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DHS audit, S&T website and smartphone encryption

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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A bold approach to transforming IT acquisition

Without a future vision and an appetite for risk, reforms lead down a rabbit hole. There is a better way.

Chuck Hagel

Hagel outlines DOD 'innovation initiative'

Invoking the ascendance of Russia and China, and the leveling of the technological playing field, the defense secretary calls for smarter R&D in tight fiscal times.

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NASA rethinks contract awards under latest SEWP iteration

Responding to multiple protests, NASA said that until "corrective action is complete, any awarded SEWP V contracts remain suspended."

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Drones and privacy: Rejecting regulation

A new Brookings study backs a property-rights approach to the drone privacy problem.

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IG: DOD lacks quality management approach

The Defense Department lacks an overarching policy to consistently apply quality management system requirements, according to a Pentagon inspector general report.

Matthew Goodrich

The future of FedRAMP

The General Services Administration's Matthew Goodrich predicts more agency-driven authorizations and previews a new two-year road map.

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Prepping HealthCare.gov, rethinking DOD contracts and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Contractors struggle with 'patchwork' of cybersecurity regulations

The hack of USIS, and OPM's subsequent decision not to renew the background-check firm's contracts, has cast new light on government-contractor relations. Some legal experts believe the protocols for reporting data breaches are a tangled web.

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Passing the gavels on Capitol Hill

Key oversight chairmanships will shift in the next Congress, thanks to Republicans' Senate wins and House GOP rules.

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FITARA supporters ‘optimistic’ about lame duck

Which party wins control of the Senate might be less important to passage of key IT acquisition legislation than how much time is left on the legislative clock.

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Rung looks to procurement workforce, collaboration

Specific proposals on hiring will be forthcoming soon, says the Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator.

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