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ACT-IAC survey offers new cybersecurity ideas

The organization has gathered 200 ideas on securing government networks and managing cybersecurity policy and operations.

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Pentagon delays cyber contracting requirements

The two-year delay will give contractors time to adapt to a shifting landscape in cybersecurity requirements that has been characterized as a maze of piecemeal regulations.

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GSA mulls one-stop shop for cloud

GSA is listening to vendors in establishing a comprehensive IDIQ contract for agencies to acquire cloud services.

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Broadcasting Board of Governors lacks cyber reporting system, IG says

The State Department's inspector general criticized the Broadcasting Board of Governors for failing to meet federal standards in cyber incident response.

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Government data is 'weird'

The mandated dive into government data is revealing surprising value to agencies, but it comes with rigorous reporting that runs deeper than a typical audit.

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GSA hopes Salesforce BPA leads to other targeted efforts

The new governmentwide Salesforce deal paves the way for other software platform acquisition efforts.

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CIOs struggle to quantify success

Watchdogs often put a price tag on failed IT projects, but what about successes? CIOs say it's tough to communicate the value of an IT project gone right.

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Agency demand for wireless explodes

While GSA saw almost $172 million from Connections II wiring and connection contract, demand for wireless is blowing up.

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DOT hits the gas on driverless cars

The administration is accelerating regulatory support for driverless car technology, and proposing $4 billion over 10 years for real-world pilots.

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DHS tries agile approach in Silicon Valley-based R&D effort

DHS' cybersecurity tech outreach in Silicon Valley promises speedier approvals for ideas from startups.

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CMS seeks to help states open new paths for Medicaid IT

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services launched an IT resource site that connects state governments with potential vendors that can help modernize state-run Medicaid systems.

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Indie CIOs fall under FITARA's scope

A spending bill provision expands CIO budget authority to independent agencies, but whether or how agencies will actually change their operations is an open question.

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