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  • Cybersecurity
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    Can a voluntary framework deter cyberattacks?

    With cyber attacks on the rise, experts wonder if voluntary norms are enough to keep the peace in cyberspace. 04/24/2017

  • Budget
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    White House gives no guarantee on avoiding shutdown

    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that he couldn't guarantee the government would be funded and open for business after April 28, but said that the administration was confident it would strike a deal with Congress. 04/24/2017

  • Open Government
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    EPA's open data shutdown that wasn't

    A notice on Opendata.EPA.gov warned the site would go dark on April 28, but the agency says it's "not going anywhere." 04/24/2017

  • Defense
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    DOD funding hangs in the balance

    The Pentagon has made it clear to Congress that a continuing resolution would be devastating to ongoing operations and acquisition, but can Congress find a way to fully fund the 2017 DOD budget? 04/21/2017

  • Innovation
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    'Full speed' at DIUx, says chief

    The 2017 Defense authorization bill put temporary funding restrictions on DIUx, but the innovation organization says it is forging ahead and now has 25 contracts in place worth $48 million. 04/21/2017

  • Budget
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    Will funding standoff lead to a shutdown?

    As Congress returns from recess with one working week to fund the government, OMB has taken the precaution of posting shutdown guidance on its website. 04/21/2017

  • Acquisition
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    Is IT exempt from Trump's 'Buy American' order?

    Given the global supply chain, determining the national provenance of a piece of technology is a tricky business. And in any case, Congress long ago carved out an exception for commercial IT products. 04/19/2017

  • Management
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    McKinsey: A public sector rethink could save $3.5 trillion worldwide

    Governments around the world stand to save $3.5 trillion annually within the next five years if they maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of their spending. 04/19/2017

  • Defense
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    JIDO goes agile, but can DOD?

    The Joint Improvised-threat Defeat Organization has spent the last five years implementing an agile DevOps framework, but scaling that across the DOD is another challenge altogether. 04/19/2017

  • Procurement
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    'Buy American' order puts procurement in the spotlight

    Some IT contractors are worried that the "buy American" executive order from President Trump could squeeze key innovators out of the market. 04/18/2017

  • Comment
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    Securing the government cloud

    FedRAMP is a good first step, argues one security expert, but in the end, the customer is responsible for taking steps to prevent, detect and respond to cyber adversaries. 04/17/2017

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    What are the real reasons small firms won't sell to the government?

    Steve Kelman goes outside the traditional government contractor community for insights into the true barriers to entry. 04/17/2017

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    DHS wants help bringing new tech to market

    The department's Science and Technology Directorate wants help commercializing the technology it helps develop. 04/14/2017

  • Critical Read
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    IT insiders tell GAO what works

    As FITARA implementation progresses, a government watchdog convened a group of tech leaders to share lessons learned about acquisition. 04/14/2017

  • Enterprise Tech
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    Why the Vista sunset is not a big deal

    With Vista no longer supported by Microsoft, Windows 7 is the next major operating system scheduled for obsolescence. 04/13/2017

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