Two of the Pentagon's major IT security initiatives face problems from the ranks, laments Lt. Gen. Mark Bowman.
As options expand, some of the "wiggle room" in Multiple Awards Schedule pricing is being winnowed out.
In addition to demanding review of any change to the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, legislators pushed for IT consolidation, improved communications and other reforms for DHS component agencies.
Appearing before a Senate committee was a peaceful affair for OPM Director Katherine Archuleta compared to the tongue-lashing she got in the House last week, but she still faced tough questions – and couldn't answer all of them.
Acquisition managers surveyed users at 26 federal agencies about what kinds of laptops and desktops are most commonly used, and used the input to set baseline configurations.
The White House could use a push to pick up the pace on shared services and lock in the benefits for future administrations.
"Nine months ago we had 75 agency customers. We still have 75 agency customers," says former OFPP head Joe Jordan.
Although the government has made progress on cybersecurity, we need to make better use of the tools we have.
News and notes from around the federal IT community.
Republicans pointed out that the IRS has authority to reallocate some of its funding, and also criticized agency spending on employee bonuses and union activity.
Federal tech leaders are torn on how FedRAMP could help or hinder the monumental shift to commercial cloud.
The 18-page RFQ aims to establish a common contracting vehicle for agencies seeking vendors specializing in agile delivery services.
Defense Information Systems Agency Director Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins says network operators need to adopt the "principles of war, whether it is maneuver, speed [or] surprise" to defend DOD networks.
The fiscal 2016 DHS funding bill includes $1.638 billion for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, an increase of $135 million above fiscal 2015.
The federal CIO is confident FITARA will succeed where Clinger-Cohen and other efforts have failed.
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