Memo from Defense Department's acting CIO ends DISA monopoly on cloud procurements, addresses security standards.
News and notes from around the federal IT community.
A recent GAO report on government efforts to link small companies with prime contractors is fraught with risk.
Retiring Michigan Republican Mike Rogers’ valedictory is the latest in a series of dire warnings about the need to bolster cyber defenses.
Procedural challenges in the Senate give way to final votes on both "must-pass" pieces of legislation.
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.
Longer-term funding still requires Senate approval, president's signature.
The nation's archivist gets rule-writing authority under a new law. Will everyday feds notice the difference?
The FISMA overhaul incorporates the existing division of labor on protecting federal networks, while the TSA measure creates new levels of oversight for IT acquisition at the agency.
GSA is looking at how it can keep up with commercial best practices and the future of the payment industry.
A bill that will allow DHS to hire cybersecurity professionals faster and pay them more now heads to the president for his signature.
IT spending was not a sticking point in the negotiations, but there were some developments worth noting.
The Science and Technology Directorate came in dead last in employee satisfaction for the second time, and Undersecretary Reginald Brothers said he wants to confront the problem head on.
Steve Kelman showcases a new report that shows just how widespread outcome-oriented contracting has become.
Administration memo pushing 21st century procurement also takes aim at a 19th century submission method.
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