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GSA releases fast-lane FedRAMP template

GSA unveiled the report template cloud service providers can use to get in the agency’s fast-lane program for FedRAMP approval.

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Two years of USDS: Obama's tech push going strong

The U.S. Digital Service turns two this week, and although the program is not without its critics, it gets good grades for the innovative technology services it brings to government.

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DOD deputy CIO to lead IT at OPM

David De Vries will take over IT at the Office of Personnel Management, as the human resources agency prepares to stand up a new background check bureau.

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Finalized OMB open-source policy takes industry concerns into account

Although it is still sifting through the details of OMB's new policy, one industry group is comfortable with the final product.

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Naval Research Lab seeks cyber help via GSA

The Naval Research Lab will use a General Services Administration contract vehicle to acquire cybersecurity services rather than conduct its own procurement.

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Carper wants assurances on election cyber

The ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee wants to make sure that the federal officials are doing their utmost to prevent voting hacks.

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A word of caution for DARPA's cyber challenge champ

DARPA named the winner of its $4 million cyber challenge, but one tech group warned of automation's unintended consequences.

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Cyber protections contemplated for U.S. election systems

The White House and Department of Homeland Security could deem election systems to be critical infrastructure, but official responses to cyberattack are still fluid.

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Future shock: Big-data capability predicts electrical grid needs

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is using data and supercomputing power to determine how the power grid will react to climate pressures and a growing population.

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Recruiting a top tech exec into government

GSA’s search for a commissioner to lead its Technology Transformation Service hinges on public-mindedness.

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DISA opens competition for massive IT services contract

The Defense Information Systems Agency has released its request for proposals for the Communications Capacity Services Contract -- a single-award, $902 million acquisition vehicle.

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OMB unveils category management policy for mobile

Mobile devices and services get the buying scrutiny that has already been applied to laptops, desktops and software licensing.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.

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