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Clock is ticking on possible shutdown

A familiar scenario looms as Congress moves to pass a short-term funding bill before the fiscal year draws to a close.

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A 'minibus' appropriations package could be in the cards

A short-term funding bill is expected by Sept. 30 to keep the federal government operating through early December, but after that the options get more complicated.

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U.S. Transportation Command outlines cyber strategy

TRANSCOM has issued a new strategic document that outlines guiding principles for addressing cyber threats.

5 myths of managed services

Federal IT leaders who are reluctant to rely on managed services providers are missing out on one of the best investments they can make.

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Treasury 'on track' to hit Data Act milestones

Despite concerns, Treasury Department officials said they are on schedule to publish agency spending data by the May 2017 deadline.

Workforce tops cyber commission to-do list

The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity has completed its public hearings and turns to the tough task of agreeing on recommendations.

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There's lots of ambiguity in agencies' embrace of agile

GAO report warns that OMB's unclear guidance on agile development is interfering with agencies' ability to report on the status of such projects.

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Merged IT modernization bill punts on funding

A House panel approved a new IT modernization bill that appears poised to pass, but key funding questions are left for appropriators.

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New policy on encryption appears unlikely

The director of the National Security Agency and the undersecretary of Defense for intelligence told a Senate panel that encryption issues would continue to be handled on a case-by-case basis.

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Why contract language matters with cloud

GSA's FedRAMP is a good starting point for cloud security, but experts say agencies must fine-tune their arrangements with vendors by using service-level agreements.

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Managing the transition

A new report from the Partnership for Public Service wants the next administration to treat government as an integrated enterprise and tap the existing talent pool.

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GSA retools Schedule 70 for cyber

Government technology purchasers using GSA's Schedule 70 have new options for acquiring cybersecurity services.

FCW in Print

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

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