Policy


Robert O. Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense.

Officials: DOD must adapt to multi-domain warfare model

Top officials and generals argue the era of AirLand warfare is over and DOD needs to focus on a multi-domain approach that incorporates cyber, electronic warfare and other technological changes.

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How IT legislation can supercharge shared services

The IT modernization bill that passed the House could be fuel for shared services to get fully airborne in the next four years, according to OMB.

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4 ways RFP writing falls short

An analysis of five solicitations for contracts worth a total of $7 billion revealed a lack of clarity in agency RFPs

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Cybersecurity spending not at risk in election

A new study says DHS is likely to get money to continue cybersecurity programs, no matter who winds up in the White House, because the threat is too big to ignore.

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Exit interview with Anne Rung

The government's departing top acquisition official said she leaves behind a solid foundation on which to build more effective and efficient federal IT.

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Standards group releases guidelines on cyber information sharing

The Information Sharing and Analysis Organization Standards Organization has published initial guidelines on the establishment of ISAOs to promote private sector cybersecurity information sharing.

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Congress averts shutdown with spending deal

Both chambers of Congress came to terms on some disputed spending deals, allowing votes to proceed on a continuing resolution to keep the government funded through Dec. 9.

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Treasury mulls open identifier system

The Treasury Department is working on a Legal Entity Identifier system to link financial institutions, but officials say its government-wide adoption would require assurances of open, free and high-quality data available on a non-discriminatory basis.

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Senate blocks vote on funding bill

Senate Democrats are pressing for funding for water cleanup in Flint, Mich. If no one blinks, another government shutdown could be in the offing.

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New draft of cyber response plan nearly ready for release

After months of debate and deliberation, the Department of Homeland Security is putting the final touches on a revised plan that is designed to expand on Presidential Policy Directive 41.

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Clock is ticking on possible shutdown

A familiar scenario looms as Congress moves to pass a short-term funding bill before the fiscal year draws to a close.

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A 'minibus' appropriations package could be in the cards

A short-term funding bill is expected by Sept. 30 to keep the federal government operating through early December, but after that the options get more complicated.