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Vendors tell OMB to keep it simple on cloud

In comments to Federal CIO Suzette Kent on the "Cloud Smart" policy, some big cloud providers said there are differences in models, but federal government should stick with NIST's cloud definition.

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Quantum Consortium aims to keep U.S. research on pace

The new group allows participating companies to communicate with the National Institute of Standards and Technology about research needs without revealing proprietary secrets.

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DISA handed off its $8 billion cloud buy to GSA. Now what?

With its $8 billion Defense Enterprise Office Solutions procurement shifting to Schedule 70, the Defense Information Systems Agency is focusing on scale.

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DHS risk center wants to revolutionize cyber response, but first it must get organized

The Department of Homeland Security's new National Risk Management Center wants to change the way government and industry approach cybersecurity by establishing partnerships across critical infrastructure areas and government.

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Senate Dems say federal agencies are bargaining in bad faith

Union talks are grinding to a halt across multiple agencies, and a group of Senate Democrats wants to know if it's because negotiators are taking their cues from invalidated executive orders.

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Top execs are aligned on shared services, but is the acquisition rank-and-file paying attention?

GSA and the White House are hoping shared services will drive IT modernization, but it could take some time.

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As trial looms, survey shows citizenship question could harm 2020 census

A national opinion study commissioned by the Census Bureau warned a controversial question on citizenship could be a "major barrier" to operations.

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Can OPM retain its independence?

As the Trump Administration looks to split OPM between the White House and the General Services Administration, longtime human resources experts hope the HR shop can retain some autonomy.

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Why DOD is sending cyber teams to DHS before the election

The Defense Department has loaned personnel to Homeland Security in effort to prevent -- or react to -- election hacking attempts.

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Supply chain task force looks to keep 'lemons' out of the federal IT ecosystem

At a Nov. 1 Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board meeting, a Homeland Security official detailed the composition and mission of the new group.

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Air Force awards Cyber Command's $54.6M cyber weapons system

The Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman a $54.6 million contract for Unified Platform, which will facilitate offensive and defensive cyber operations.

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Despite overall increase, many agency satisfaction scores stall or decline in FEVS

Two of the three major metrics for the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey improved over last year, but fewer agency-level scores improved than in recent years, particularly on the civilian side.

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