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The three-month FedRAMP approach

The FedRAMP team is bullish on getting cloud service providers through the approval process in a single quarter, thanks to its new pre-assessment phase.

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Ex-White House officials call for reform of zero-day disclosures

Having a clearly-defined vulnerability equities process bound by an executive order would build public trust and improve accountability, according to Ari Schwartz and Rob Knake

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DOD officials say IT acquisition rules still woefully outdated

Acquisition reform has typically been iterative, via the annual defense policy bill. That approach has still left acquisition officials wanting for a means of speeding up the process.

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White House looks to put more muscle behind cyber plan

White House tech officials are looking to put more weight behind CNAP for the next administration.

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$3 billion worth of IT is about to kick the bucket

Federal CIO Tony Scott is again warning that the government faces a crisis of outmoded IT.

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Davie takes over as IT Category manager

GSA's Mary Davie steps in to manage IT category

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GSA to break out cyber services in Schedule 70

The administration wants to change how agencies buy cybersecurity services as part of a $19 billion plan to tighten federal information security.

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Computer buying events look to leverage government scale

OMB is planning deals on laptops and desktops via its strategic sourcing program.

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White House threatens to veto Senate NDAA

The White House has threatened to veto the Senate version of the annual defense policy bill, citing opposition to key provisions on acquisition and cybersecurity policy, among a litany of other objections.

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FBI bullish on enterprise services

"It's a major change internally within the FBI [in] how we buy stuff," FBI Chief Acquisition Officer Paul Courtney said.

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How agencies seek to shape the acquisition process

Revamping the federal acquisition process requires innovation and a creative approach to break with the way things have been done and appeal to the incoming workforce.

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Carper takes on acquisition in NDAA amendment

A proposed amendment to the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act seeks to make broad but incremental changes to acquisition rules across government.