Policy


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Why the transition team needs to get moving at DOD

External and internal risks abound, and experts warn that "they’re not going to have time to fill the ranks before they're going to have to start dealing with these challenges."

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Trump teams begin meeting with federal agencies

President-elect Donald Trump has begun to deploy transition teams in three waves to meet with federal agencies.

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End of administration rush, then quiet in federal IT contracting

A leading trade group forecasts a spike in federal IT contracting activity followed by a lull as the Obama administration transitions to the Trump presidency.

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Congress appears headed toward short-term funding

The Trump election victory changes the calculation on duration of the next government funding package.

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Internet giants want Trump to back strong encryption

Forty of the most recognizable internet companies want to make sure their policy priorities -- which include data security, strong encryption and immigration reform -- are considered by the Trump administration from Day One.

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GSA offers feds a hand with contract writing

Federal agencies will be able to sign up with the General Services Administration's contract writing as-a-service in the coming year.

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White House tweaks incident reporting in FISMA memo

Agencies get an updated definition of a cyber incident in a recent Federal Information Security Modernization Act memo.

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IT, management advice for the new administration

FCW's columnists, contributors and reporters look at how the incoming Trump administration can tackle management, IT acquisition, cybersecurity and more.

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Why cyber needs to be front and center in the transition

Experts warn that past transitions have ignored the lessons learned by outgoing administrations, and the stakes are so high now that the Trump Administration needs to heed the advice of Obama's cyber officials.

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Transition moves into high gear

President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has 73 days to get ready to take over the federal government.

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Palantir ruling could tweak Army's innovation track

Two top Army officials reflect on some of the innovation accomplishments of the Obama administration and the challenges that lie ahead for the incoming Trump administration.

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Can government guide industry to better cyber info-sharing?

The NTIA is hoping to nudge industry to improve collaboration on disclosing cyber vulnerabilities.