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New cyber doctrine shows more offense, transparency

The Pentagon has outlined a military strategy that goes beyond previous doctrine in its focus on offensive cyber operations.

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'Computer Chaos' at 20: Back where we started

A key contributor to Clinger-Cohen argues that federal IT has failed to take advantage of the tools that law provided.

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DHS sketches the tech future

The department's Science and Technology Directorate aims for seamless cybersecurity infrastructure as part of its long-term plan for technological development.

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A mountain of net neutrality comments, a privacy paradox, ransomware warnings and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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It takes DISA 3.5 hours to activate a single classified mobile phone -- here's why

Over-the-air provisioning remains a challenge for classified mobile devices.

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Proposed rule change could hit small IT businesses

An SBA plan would reclassify IT firms with annual sales of more than $27.5 million, making them ineligible for small business preferences.

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Cloud standards, SEWP protests and NGA gamification

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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NSA CTO's moonlighting gig ends

Former NSA Director Keith Alexander drops collaboration with CTO Patrick Dowd after conflict-of-interest questions arise.

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CDM-FedRAMP union not on the calendar... yet

The structure of continuous diagnostics and mitigation services complicates coupling the process to FedRAMP.

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Could FOIA work on a Data Act model?

FOIA officers could save money and time by releasing certain types of frequently requested material in a machine readable format, like the disclosure of payment information under the Data Act.

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Respect the FAR

A new report from the Association of Proposal Management Professionals says the acquisition process is fine, but the way it’s used is not.

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Tightening security on federal payment cards

Beginning next year, new payment processing terminals at federal agencies must have the necessary software to support new security features.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

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