Policy


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FAA drone task force moves ahead

The Federal Aviation Administration has named the government and civilian leaders of a task force in charge of coming up with a plan to register recreational drones by Christmas.

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Bureau of Reclamation sprinting to patch

A trio of awards speaks to the new culture of cybersecurity urgency pervading even smaller, removed-from-D.C. federal outfits.

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Shoring up supply chain security

Supply chain measures should address gaps in policy but not discriminate against products from a certain country, according to a new report from the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Budget deal passes, but appropriations work remains

The president is prepared to sign a bill that will raise the debt ceiling and set funding levels through fiscal 2017, but agency appropriations are still needed by Dec. 11.

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DHS targets FEMA frausters, DOD finalizes supply chain rule, will ODNI share 702 data?

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Tony Scott drops the new federal cyber strategy

The federal CIO announced the Cybersecurity Strategy and Implementation Plan on Oct. 30, alongside updated FISMA guidance, all aimed at improving Uncle Sam's cybersecurity posture in months and years to come.

FEC seeks to demystify campaign finance data with betaFEC

The Federal Election Commission launched betaFEC, an interactive website aimed at making campaign finance information easier to understand.

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White House touts new open government goals for 2016

The White House unveiled the latest version of its open government plan, promising more user-friendliness, preemptive disclosure of government information, enhanced online services for Freedom of Information Act requests and more.

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Federal spectrum reallocation included in budget deal

A proposed two-year budget plan would use projected funds from federal spectrum auctions as a way to offset long-term spending.

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Can agencies make the most of FITARA?

At the Executive Leadership Conference, FITARA authors and implementers discussed what it will take to truly put the law into effect.

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Survey shows support, with reservations, for shared services

More organizations are planning to make the leap to shared financial services, but they're not necessarily excited about it -- or confident that they'll see many benefits.

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Funding IT projects in an era of constrained budgets

With money tight, experts say CIOs need to be creative and collaborative to find funding for new IT projects.