Policy


From disruption to innovation: Bridging a growing cultural gap

If we want real innovation, we need to stop looking for ways to circumvent the federal acquisition system and work together to improve it, writes Stan Soloway.

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Agencies want more guidance on digital strategy

IT and HR managers are reasonably happy with the progress their agencies have made but want senior leaders to play a more active role.

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Pentagon, Congress seek to avoid acquisition 'Groundhog Day'

Policymakers attempting to revamp how the military buys and manages weapons and IT systems will have to overcome bureaucratic inertia and the tendency of reform efforts to repeat themselves.

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New NIST guidance planned as part of federal info policy

The National Archives and Records Administration is leading a plan to create new standards for controlled unclassified government information that includes new NIST guidance and changes to the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

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Senior White House official talks cyber goals, legislative outlook

In a Q&A with FCW , Ari Schwartz, senior director for cybersecurity at the White House, talks about whether legislation can reinforce and complement White House cyber-policy goals.

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Cybersecurity a top priority in Senate appropriations bill

While DHS takes the lead on civilian-side cybersecurity, Senate appropriators are backing a menu of related initiatives at Commerce and Justice.

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NTIA spectrum update, VA's wait-time audit, CAMEO task orders and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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NIST updates monitoring authorization process

The latest guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology follows on a November 2013 risk-management framework from OMB.

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Don't throw me into the savings tar pit

Alan Balutis warns that IT cost savings rarely work out as planned.

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Where digital gov falls short, Franken pushes on privacy, Stempfley honored and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Dealing with the FedRAMP deadline

A day ahead of GSA's deadline for cloud service providers to be certified, both government and vendors say they have seen an evolution in attitudes and strategies.

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Senate panel OKs $51 billion for Commerce, Justice, Science

An early look shows broad agreement between House and Senate appropriators, but some battles still loom over the details of tech policy.