News and notes from around the federal IT community.
While OMB is leading the development of data definition standards, Treasury is concentrating on data exchange standards.
Lawmakers continue to wrestle over issues related to cybersecurity, privacy and procurement reform.
We need to end the 'conspiracy of hope' and embrace agile development as the best way to avoid fiascos on the scale of HealthCare.gov, writes Asynchrony's David Elfanbaum.
The latest plan sets a timeline for implementing an open-source software policy by the end of 2015, among other goals.
SRA International's protest of an HHS cloud contract failed because the firm did not document its qualification for an authority to operate under FedRAMP.
The Pentagon's health record procurement is part of a push to standardize processes across the military.
The database giant was effectively launched via agency contracts. That's not a bad thing, Steve Kelman notes, but it begs the question of when government should go beyond basic research and standard procurement.
Less than a year after he arrived to calm the roiled waters at the tech industry association, Mike Hettinger has been dismissed as head of the group's public-sector practice.
Assigned the task of organizing an interoperable, nationwide public safety network for first responders, FirstNet is exploring how to structure the network, as well as how to pay for it.
Trust management enforces granular privacy, security and organizational policies for gathering and protecting personally identifiable information.
The exact size of the security clearance re-check backlog is closely held by the government, but it could affect more than 1.1 million individuals.
Members of the House and Senate disagree over whether the DHS consolidation is serving the best interests of taxpayers or the department.
Bipartisan legislation would give DHS the authority to suspend participation in the Visa Waiver program for any country that fails to provide information related to terror threats.
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