Policy


Ash Carter and Jeh Johnson

House committee wants details on DOD, DHS West Coast offices

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is asking for information on the staffing and budget levels at the two agencies' Silicon Valley offices.

Karen DeSalvo

DeSalvo makes business case for data sharing

The National Coordinator for Health IT emphasized three interdependent "drivers of success" for increased interoperability: a culture change around access to information, a business case for interoperability and the need for common standards.

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Build or buy? Census chooses both

The Census Bureau is planning a hybrid approach to its data collection for 2020 and beyond.

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Knowledge is power in software purchasing

The agency software inventories required under the draft category management policy will be treasure maps that lead to efficient, effective, streamlined buying and unprecedented savings.

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Hardware first up in NGEN re-compete

Navy officials are interested in carving out a separate contract for hardware-as-a-service in the re-compete of the Next Generation Enterprise Network.

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Feds seek contractor emissions data

A proposed new Federal Acquisitions Regulation rule would require federal suppliers to supply yearly greenhouse gas emissions data.

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NPPD gets funding bump in Senate bill

DHS cybersecurity directorate funding edges north of $1.8 billion, as federal cyber risks gain traction as a policy priority.

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CIO Scott pushes $3.1B IT fund as Congress probes legacy tech

Agencies have spent almost $23 billion on legacy IT over the past three years, according to reports to Congress. Is a revolving fund the answer?

Thomas Sharpe

Revamped 18F to get a contracting embed

GSA's Federal Acquisition Service plans to place acquisition experts in the new Technology Transformation Service to share knowledge on procurement strategies.

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What can the government do about big data fairness?

Big data analytics are used in making determinations for credit, employment, and even criminal sentencing. Should the government make sure they are used fairly?

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)

With ransomware on the rise, Senate botnet bill gets another shot

The bipartisan measure, which failed last year, would create a new criminal offense for selling or providing access to botnets.

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OMB teaches privacy pros about tech

The Office of Management and Budget is looking to forge links between privacy and tech experts, to help the two disciplines work together.

FCW in Print

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

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