Policy


What agencies are asking about FedRAMP

FCW talked with FedRAMP evangelist Ashley Mahan about her role in helping agencies adopt cloud technology.

Matthew Goodrich

What really goes on inside the FedRAMP office

One tiny team is at the center of the federal government’s push for cloud computing — and all the loud, complicated competing interests that go along with it.

Denise Turner Roth.

GSA unifies tech groups into single service

18F, the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies and the Presidential Innovation Fellows program are being combined into a single technology office.

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Finally, a faster FedRAMP?

A revamped assessment process targets the cloud security program’s biggest friction point: time.

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Three wishes for FedRAMP Accelerated

The recently announced changes to one of the government’s most important security programs are a good start, but additional fixes are needed.

Thunderbird Supercomputer at the Sandia National Labs.

HPC boosters back FITARA exemption for national labs

At a Capitol Hill conference, high-performance computer operators and vendors said the powerful machines should not be categorized as garden-variety IT for the purposes of procurement.

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DOD slammed on ENCORE III contracting

Two federal contracting groups don't like the Defense Department's selection process for its massive upcoming $17.5 billion multiple award IT contract.

Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wisonsin) and Tom Carper (D-Delaware).

Senators press OMB for A-130 update

Two key senators are getting impatient waiting for a new version of a key piece of governmentwide IT policy that hasn't been updated in 15 years.

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House passes email protection bill

House-passed updates to the 30-year-old Electronic Communications Privacy Act eliminate differences in the way locally and remotely stored email messagess are treated when it comes to law enforcement access.

Federal CIO Tony Scott  (Photo: Robert Severi for FCW)

Federal CIO: IT fund would shake up appropriations process

The $3.1 billion revolving IT fund proposed by the White House would jump-start the projects most in need of funding and would not preclude other investments, federal CIO Tony Scott said.

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Durable cost savings in government IT

Excess IT spending represents a major cost cutting opportunity for the federal government. To make this happen, government IT leaders must adopt a new model that aligns and shares resources across department lines.

New bill looks for clarity on cost-based procurement at DOD

Lawmakers in both chambers of Congress are teeing up legislation to discourage the use of lowest price technically acceptable in defense IT procurement.