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  • Drones
    UAV in flight

    Study: Pentagon needs strategic approach to UAVs

    A Center for Strategic and International Studies report notes decreased R&D spending at the same time several other countries are gearing up their own drone programs. 05/08/2014

  • Critical Read
    broken lock

    Data breaches are getting more expensive

    A study by the Ponemon Institute and IBM found the cost per compromised record rose 7 percent in the past year. 05/08/2014

  • Congress
    US Capitol

    Defense authorization bill boosts cybersecurity

    A House panel’s version of the annual defense policy measure would authorize increased cyber funding and require the administration to report back to Congress on a range of IT-related issues. 05/07/2014

  • Management
    Steve VanRoekel 102012

    Senate appropriators signal support for IT reform

    Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel said there is room for "policy and discussions" around expanded agency CIO authorities, but expressed concern that legislation might fail to take into account unforeseen future circumstances. 05/07/2014

  • Defense
    Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) at a July 2012 joint hearing of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee for Veterans Affairs (DOD Photo: Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo)

    Q&A with Rep. Mac Thornberry

    The Texas Republican tasked with overhauling DOD acquisition talked with FCW about his concerns and priorities. 05/07/2014

  • steve kelman

    FAR Part 1: 'If it's not prohibited, it's allowed'

    Steve Kelman reflects on what could be the most important sentence in the Federal Acquisition Regulation. 05/06/2014

  • Budget

    OMB offers advice for fiscal 2016

    The White House wants agencies to look for ways to cut discretionary spending, in part to pay for the Opportunity, Growth and Security Initiative the president unveiled in March. 05/05/2014

  • Procurement
    Roger Waldron

    Industry group challenges GSA's telecom services strategy

    Some requirements in the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions RFI could "unduly restrict competition," argues the Coalition for Government Procurement's Roger Waldron. 05/05/2014