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OMB teaches privacy pros about tech

The Office of Management and Budget is looking to forge links between privacy and tech experts, to help the two disciplines work together.

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New rule puts onus on contractors to tighten IT security

The government finalized a rule change that spells out new requirements for contractors to protect classified and controlled information.

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Building an agile government with cloud-based analytics

A combination of public cloud and open-source technology could help agencies bridge the analytics gap.

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OPM: Contractor's departure will not affect operations

Imperatis had been awarded a crucial contract to carry out the Shell modernization project for OPM. The firm has quit due to "financial distress," according to OPM.

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.

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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.