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OMB tightens hold on data center policy

Superseding the 2010 memo on data center consolidation, a new draft guidance would elevate emphasis on cloud, shared services and savings.

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HHS closes FISMA gaps, but cyber risks remain

The Department of Health and Human Services is improving its cybersecurity posture, but an audit finds room for improvement.

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How agile principles are driving digital development

USAID is adapting its international development efforts to rapid advances in technology, bandwidth and access.

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Pentagon releases cyber implementation plan

The plan prioritizes identity authentication, reducing DOD networks’ attack surface, device hardening, and aligning computer network defenders with DOD IT systems and networks.

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Verisign gets extension on .gov duties

GSA extended Verisign as the .gov top-level domain registrar for a year while it mulls how to bid out the work.

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Navy workforce memo separates cyber from IT

A recent policy memo from Navy Secretary Ray Mabus differentiates the IT and cybersecurity workforces.

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Single service provider for upcoming draft mobility RFP at DISA

DISA looks to single service provider for mobile device management.

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Spectrum bill passes Senate panel

A bill backed by Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) looks to free up more government spectrum for mobile broadband.

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CDM-as-a-service great, but what next?

Small agencies feel the cyber talent squeeze more than big agencies, but they’re looking eagerly to CDM-as-a-service to help secure their networks.

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McCaul floats encryption commission to Silicon Valley

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, took a humble tack at RSA, saying that, "most members [of Congress] don’t understand what encryption is."

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Free online initiative trains feds in agile

An online course offered by the Agile Government Leadership network and developed by one of the co-founders of 18F provides feds with hands-on experience running an agile project.

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The 'Fix FedRAMP' crowd agitates for change

An industry advocacy group released a six-point plan asking for improvements to help promote speed and transparency in the government process for vetting cloud service providers.

Who are the Rising Stars?

Nominations for the 2016 Rising Star awards are now being accepted.

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