Agency News: White House


FedRAMP comes fraught with challenges

Agency CIOs acknowledge cloud fears, but look to FedRAMP to alleviate some of the concerns. However, FedRAMP poses some difficulties of its own.

OMB ups the ante on improper payments

Agencies are asked to plan ahead to implement "Do Not Pay" tool into existing operations.

White House cyber czar launching war on botnets

A new White House-led working group will develop policies and strategies to fight botnets.

White House discloses administrative costs for innovation contests

A progress report on innovation challenges released by the White House indicates that some federal agencies are paying for contractor assistance in administering the challenges.

New OMB tool attacks waste and inefficiency together

PortfolioStat takes a multi-pronged approach to improving government in line with the Obama administration's IT strategy.

Schmidt takes charge of cybersecurity priorities

White House cybersecurity coordinator Howard Schmidt is leading a charge to support federal adoption of cybersecurity priorities.

United States and India launch open government platform on Web

Following through on an agreement, the U.S. and India have jointly released open source code to help governments release data to the public.

Agencies get a boost from agile development

Government and industry execs discuss successful acquisition strategies in wake of shrinking budgets.

Senator knocks government spending on contractors

Federal spending on contractor services is out of control and must be reined in, according to Sen. Claire McCaskill.

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