Policy


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New bill seeks to add agility to electronic warfare development

Two senators are calling for more funding flexibility for the Pentagon's electronic warfare programs.

GSA

GSA opens acquisition gateway to the public

The GSA formally opened its Acquisition Gateway for public viewing, although pricing data remains behind closed doors.

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Census wants 2020 outreach to be mobile and social

Contractors will need to think creatively if they want to win the $415 million Census communications contract due to be awarded this summer.

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Are feds missing the boat on modernization?

In a new survey, federal leaders say they're making digital progress, but most also say they're merely updating old systems, not reinventing processes for the Digital Age.

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Obama budget would boost feds' pay 1.6 percent

The average federal pay raise for fiscal 2016 was 1.3 percent.

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New trans-Atlantic data deal welcomed on Capitol Hill

A framework governing the transfer of European citizens' data into systems owned by U.S. companies includes more consequences for U.S. firms that don't play by the new privacy rules.

Robert Coen

FITARA's foundation: data and flexibility

NITAAC's program director argues that GWACs offer IT management benefits that extend well beyond price.

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The year of the technological hand-off

Letting go is part of the revolution agencies need to embrace in 2016, according to a new report.

Ashton Carter

Pentagon chief: 2017 budget includes $7B for cyber

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the money would be used to better train cybersecurity personnel and develop more offensive tools.

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Obama seeks $4B to train the techies of tomorrow

President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $4 billion to fund his new Computer Science for All initiative for public schools.

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GAO frets about ambiguity in Data Act standards

The Government Accountability Office says some data element definitions offered by Treasury and OMB are potentially unclear, inconsistent and open to interpretation.

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Fear of lost privacy costs lives

A former CTO for the Veterans Affairs Department argues for the embrace of electronic health records.