Policy


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Senate moves to open-data format

Government watchdogs called the move "great news for the ecosystem."

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'CIOs shouldn't have five-year plans'

Funding is set for another year, but federal IT managers say they still need to keep their eye on the budget ball.

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FEMA contract, Secret Service tech and more NDAA provisions

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

NIEM: The key to improved information sharing

The National Information Exchange Model's usefulness extends far beyond its origins in justice and law enforcement.

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NIST can help you measure the cloud

The "Cloud Computing Service Metrics Description" proposes objective standards for gauging the success of cloud services.

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Halvorsen formalizes new DOD cloud procurement policy

Memo from Defense Department's acting CIO ends DISA monopoly on cloud procurements, addresses security standards.

Beth McCormick (image courtesy of defense.gov).

DOD prioritizes tech transfer to trusted Asian allies

Amid top-brass concerns about China's theft of U.S. military intellectual property, Defense Technology Security Administration Director Beth McCormick laid out DOD’s approach to secure technology transfers.

New fed incubator, OASIS on-ramps and NIST guidance

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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The government shouldn't play matchmaker

A recent GAO report on government efforts to link small companies with prime contractors is fraught with risk.

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Outgoing Intelligence chairman warns of cyber vulnerabilities

Retiring Michigan Republican Mike Rogers’ valedictory is the latest in a series of dire warnings about the need to bolster cyber defenses.

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Spending and defense bills head to White House

Procedural challenges in the Senate give way to final votes on both "must-pass" pieces of legislation.

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GAO: Contract systems falling short on small business pairings

Of the systems GAO studied, none was designed to connect small business subcontractors with prime contracts and none contains all the information needed to support that function.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

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