White House releases open source policy

Federal CIO Tony Scott announced plans to make federal software code usable and sharable across agencies, and a pilot program to release some code to the public.

Death Star

Modular procurement and the dark side of the force

Agencies can't afford the risk that comes with IT Death Stars.

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Delays in Data Act standards could complicate compliance

A GAO report says the data transparency law holds considerable promise for ensuring that government money is well spent, but data schema and tools for agencies are not yet where they need to be.

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OMB unveils category management policy for mobile

Mobile devices and services get the buying scrutiny that has already been applied to laptops, desktops and software licensing.

Report Card

Understanding how FITARA grades are calculated

The Government Accountability Office scores agencies' implementation efforts -- and some of the metrics may surprise you.

Shared financial management

GSA, OMB release shared-services framework

The guidance aims to help federal agencies migrate from old, legacy support systems to more shared functions.

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New data center guidance shifts emphasis from consolidation to optimization

OMB's Data Center Optimization Initiative gives agencies new metrics and goals for fiscal 2018.

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GAO: Treasury, OMB must better monitor Data Act progress

The Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget need to better monitor agencies' efforts to implement the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, or they risk jeopardizing the law's timely enactment.

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GSA digs into shared payroll system issues

The Unified Shared Services Management office is asking industry how it can improve the way agencies pay federal employees.

Should election systems be considered critical infrastructure?

Voting machines and the databases behind them don't clearly fall into any of DHS' categories of critical infrastructure, but some experts say that should change.

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Understanding how FITARA grades are calculated

The Government Accountability Office plays a big role in determining whether agencies are successfully implementing FITARA.

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OMB issues A-130 update

The long-awaited update to Circular A-130 addresses a range of cybersecurity issues, including insider threats and feds' use of personal email accounts at work.

The Fed 100

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

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