Policy


Wikimedia image: Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter holds a press conference with local media at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, on March 18, 2013.

DOD paves the way for more hacker research

The Pentagon announced a new policy to put efforts that allow hackers to explore DOD websites for vulnerabilities on firmer legal footing.

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Trump transition names agency leads

The government-in-waiting announced a roster of landing team leaders to handle the details of the transition on an agency-by-agency basis.

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Cyber panel closes in on final recommendations

A panel of business, technology and academia leaders is finalizing ideas for how to approach cybersecurity in the next decade.

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IG: OPM falling short on FISMA requirements

The latest audit by OPM's inspector general says the agency is regressing in its compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act.

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Why the transition team needs to get moving at DOD

External and internal risks abound, and experts warn that "they’re not going to have time to fill the ranks before they're going to have to start dealing with these challenges."

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Trump teams begin meeting with federal agencies

President-elect Donald Trump has begun to deploy transition teams in three waves to meet with federal agencies.

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End of administration rush, then quiet in federal IT contracting

A leading trade group forecasts a spike in federal IT contracting activity followed by a lull as the Obama administration transitions to the Trump presidency.

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Congress appears headed toward short-term funding

The Trump election victory changes the calculation on duration of the next government funding package.

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Internet giants want Trump to back strong encryption

Forty of the most recognizable internet companies want to make sure their policy priorities -- which include data security, strong encryption and immigration reform -- are considered by the Trump administration from Day One.

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GSA offers feds a hand with contract writing

Federal agencies will be able to sign up with the General Services Administration's contract writing as-a-service in the coming year.

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White House tweaks incident reporting in FISMA memo

Agencies get an updated definition of a cyber incident in a recent Federal Information Security Modernization Act memo.

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IT, management advice for the new administration

FCW's columnists, contributors and reporters look at how the incoming Trump administration can tackle management, IT acquisition, cybersecurity and more.

The Fed 100

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Federal 100 Awards.

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