Rather than skirting the federal procurement system, GSA's 18F is designed to address challenges head on, says Lena Trudeau.
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.
IT and HR managers are reasonably happy with the progress their agencies have made but want senior leaders to play a more active role.
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.
Steve Kelman notes two important messages about agencies' ability to amplify their impact.
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.
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.
While DHS takes the lead on civilian-side cybersecurity, Senate appropriators are backing a menu of related initiatives at Commerce and Justice.
News and notes from around the federal IT community.
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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