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FTC seeks to patrol mobile patching

The regulator is taking a look at how mobile device manufacturers conduct periodic security updates.


GAO: FEMA needs framework to improve IT systems

According to the Government Accountability Office, FEMA needs to develop a governing framework for the oversight and modernization of IT investments.

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Why bimodal IT is terrible

In an agile world, a two-siloed system is simply wasteful, Forrester analysts argue in a new report.

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.

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OMB tells agencies to focus on transition

With a new president due in 2017, OMB is asking agencies to get ready for the transition rather than focus on fiscal 2018 budget plans.

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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Struggling HUD pins hopes on portfolio management

After burning through $240 million a few years ago, the agency is trying to tighten its grip on IT spending.

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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.