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DISA releases cloud access point guidance

The Cloud Connection Process Guide incorporates feedback from recent DOD cloud pilots and describes the process of registering defense agencies' cloud usage.

Why the State Department is adopting responsive design

State officials are redesigning and consolidating the websites for its foreign missions to streamline content management and better accommodate mobile users.

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Wanted: agile robots

NIST is looking for new agility in robotic design, including smart manufacturing techniques and component interoperability.

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Justice seeking access to encrypted communications

Law enforcement agencies remain concerned that strong encryption of everyday electronic communications is hampering criminal investigations and prosecutions, a top Justice official said.

Why the $300 million software project needs to go extinct

Private-sector innovation could send massive, failure-prone projects the way of the dinosaur if federal agencies are willing and able to seize the opportunity, says one leading CIO.

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Army to test crucial software tools

The new tools will help soldiers configure and defend the global Warfighter Information Network-Tactical.

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Nuclear response teams get a lighter load

The federal agency that responds to radiological incidents around the country doesn't have as much communications gear to lug around these days.

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New contracting rule targets confidentiality agreements

A proposed change to the Federal Acquisition Regulation would eliminate confidentialy agreements that could potentially stifle whistleblowers.

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Pentagon delays cyber contracting requirements

The two-year delay will give contractors time to adapt to a shifting landscape in cybersecurity requirements that has been characterized as a maze of piecemeal regulations.

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GSA mulls one-stop shop for cloud

GSA is listening to vendors in establishing a comprehensive IDIQ contract for agencies to acquire cloud services.

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White House announces new agency to handle federal background checks

OPM will house the new National Background Investigations Bureau, but the new agency's IT and cybersecurity work will be handled by the Defense Department.

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OPM adds new cyber education program for feds and families

The federal government is looking to fill its own cybersecurity needs by offering discounted online degree programs.

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