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SEWP V

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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GSA IT gets privacy impact assessment policy

IT program managers and system owners will be responsible for ensuring that the systems under their jurisdiction undergo a privacy impact assessment.

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NIST spells out information-sharing best practices

A draft document from the National Institute of Standards and Technology aims to improve agencies’ sharing of cyber threat information.

Dr. Reginald Brothers

DHS to embed researchers 'on the ground'

The Science and Technology Directorate will deploy research personnel to DHS components to get a better grip on agency IT needs.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!