• Comment
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    Creating federal digital services that actually work

    User stories and continuous delivery are vital but count for little if fundamental needs are not being met. 07/26/2016

  • Cloud
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    DHS official: Cloud fuels progress

    CTO Michael Hermus says the cloud "represents endless opportunity" for DHS and other federal agencies because it shifts the focus from infrastructure to mission-oriented services. 07/26/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    White House policy defines cyber roles

    A new presidential policy directive clarifies the responsibilities of federal law enforcement, security and intelligence agencies in responding to significant cyber incidents. 07/26/2016

  • Comment

    The push for enterprise risk management

    Savvy agency leaders are already integrating holistic ERM into decision-making processes as they wait for new guidance from OMB. 07/26/2016

  • Acquisition
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    At CHESS, Army gets flexible on contracting

    The contracting regime run by the Army's Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions is moving into a new phase with big implications for federal IT acquisition. 07/26/2016

  • Drones
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    Interior seeks to 'geofence' wildfires

    The Interior Department has unveiled a prototype app to keep private drones from interfering with aerial firefighting efforts. 07/25/2016

  • Comment
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    How to be a more effective IT buyer

    Armed with data on their spending patterns, suppliers and markets, agencies can manage their demand for IT and shape suppliers' behavior. 07/25/2016

  • Procurement
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    GSA needs to keep a sharper eye on reseller prices

    GSA's inspector general says the agency must do a better job of ensuring the government receives competitive pricing from resellers, which often charge different prices on different contracts. 07/25/2016

  • Oversight
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    IG slams FBI's 'subjective' approach to cyberthreats

    In a new report, the Justice Department's inspector general says the FBI’s yearly process for prioritizing cyberthreats might not accurately identify the most pressing threats. 07/25/2016

  • Contracting
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    Afghan IT sector growing, with federal investment

    The information and communications technology sector in warn-torn Afghanistan is growing with U.S. help, but tracing agencies' exact investments is not easy. 07/25/2016

  • Editor's Note
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    Finding the industry linchpins of federal IT

    Help FCW and Washington Technology identify this year's Hot Companies to Watch. 07/25/2016

  • steve kelman

    A new face of interagency collaboration

    The Urban Waters Federal Partnership's entrepreneurial spirit and flair for true collaboration should be a model for other cross-agency efforts. 07/25/2016

  • Budget
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    How much modernization could the ITMF fund?

    The administration has called for a $3.1 billion revolving IT Modernization Fund. That's a small share of the more than $80 billion agencies spend annually on IT, but still counts are real money. FCW puts it in perspective 07/22/2016

  • Compliance
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    NRC sheds 1962 handwriting rule

    After 54 years, a rule requiring the atomic energy secretary to handwrite changes to official agency transcripts is being deleted. 07/22/2016

  • Cybersecurity

    CTIIC chief: We're up and running

    The nascent Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center provides a mechanism for attributing cyber breaches to threat actors. 07/22/2016