Policy


Margie Graves

CFOs, CIOs learning the new lingo of efficient IT

Year-old FITARA rules are forging a new language between CIOs and CFOs.

New CDM services on the horizon

A task order to provide smaller agencies with Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation as a cloud-based service is coming this summer, while a new phase focused on data is being explored.

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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.

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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.

Twitter profile image: Dave McClure, Chief Strategist for Veris Group.

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.