18F pushes for an even more open 'open source' rule

"Open source by default" ought to apply not only to code developed by government agencies, but also to virtually all code that vendors supply the government, a developer with GSA's startup urged.

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Final A-130 revisions due out this summer

A long-awaited revision of the principal federal IT policy document is due out this summer, according to the OMB official leading the rewrite.

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Coming soon: A faster FedRAMP

The director of the FedRAMP cloud service authorization program offered a preview of what's on tap for the coming reboot.

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Marine Corps rolls up its sleeves on cyber acquisition

The Marine Corps is looking to make "rapid acquisition" less of an oxymoron.

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Rung: Category management needs sustained vision

The top federal procurement official says the year-old category management initiatives have taken hold, but the acquisition community should take a longer view.

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3 keys to data center consolidation

Agencies can streamline data center operations without compromising the security and adaptability of government systems.


FAA tweaks rule making process for private drones

Almost half a million drone owners have registered drone aircraft with the FAA since the beginning of the year, prompting the agency to adapt its approach to another UAS rulemaking.

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Oversight Committee investigates DHS senior staff for improper email practices

A House panel is probing 29 DHS senior officials, including Secretary Jeh Johnson, for allegedly violating a department-wide ban on personal email access at work.

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The soft spots in IT security? People and old tech

People and aging IT are enduring security risks -- but efforts are underway to better address both at federal agencies.

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OPM to run old and new systems side-by-side

The personnel agency asked lawmakers to approve funding for cybersecurity work and an IT modernization process that will take years.

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Thornberry wants another take on Pentagon acquisition reform

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has introduced an acquisition reform bill that focuses on protecting companies’ intellectual property rights when they work with the Defense Department.

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DHS unveils post-CISA privacy assessment

The post-CISA privacy regime is here. Will it satisfy critics?

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