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White House: IRS, OMB appropriations bill increases cyber risk

Republicans pointed out that the IRS has authority to reallocate some of its funding, and also criticized agency spending on employee bonuses and union activity.

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IT acquisition teams and agile data management

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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18F readies agile BPA

The 18-page RFQ aims to establish a common contracting vehicle for agencies seeking vendors specializing in agile delivery services.

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FedRAMP: Red tape or silver bullet?

Federal tech leaders are torn on how FedRAMP could help or hinder the monumental shift to commercial cloud.

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Senate panel OKs cybersecurity funding

The fiscal 2016 DHS funding bill includes $1.638 billion for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, an increase of $135 million above fiscal 2015.

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DISA five-year plan treats cyber as warring domain

Defense Information Systems Agency Director Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins says network operators need to adopt the "principles of war, whether it is maneuver, speed [or] surprise" to defend DOD networks.

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CIO Scott: IT reform is 'different' this time

The federal CIO is confident FITARA will succeed where Clinger-Cohen and other efforts have failed.

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Is NetCents-2 finally cleared for takeoff?

After more than a year of protests and re-competes, the Air Force's big IT acquisition vehicle is close to being fully open for business.

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GSA posts details of telecom pricing

In some of its latest posts on the Interact website, GSA explained how some of its planned pricing catalogs will work.

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OPM's 'Cyber Pearl Harbor' might affect 14 million

The OPM breach is looking worse than initially projected, with potentially every fed's information compromised. And the breach was discovered during a vendor's sales demonstration.

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Nader and Norquist deconstruct the Data Act

If terabytes of data are released in the forest and no one is around to read them, do they make a difference?

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Going big on Data Act implementation

Senior leadership's message is clear that a half-hearted effort at tracking government spending data just won't cut it.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.