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  • Cybersecurity
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    OPM: CDM will offer baseline security

    The continuous diagnostics and mitigation program will give agencies a much-needed standard for reporting vulnerabilities. 08/19/2015

  • Management
    capitol dome and bills

    6 hidden costs of continuing resolutions

    CRs are a fact of life, but there are substantial costs to funding government on-the-fly. 08/19/2015

  • Comment
    Dave Wennergren

    Moving from oversight to outcomes with FITARA

    The law's success hinges on a culture change from blame-setting to measuring progress toward desired goals. 08/18/2015

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    NGA opens its doors to industry

    The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency hopes an upcoming industry day provides ideas about speeding up its acquisition cycle. 08/17/2015

  • CIO Perspective
    Richard Spires

    The root causes of government IT insecurity

    In the first of three columns, a former government executive discusses what's really needed to prevent another massive data breach. 08/17/2015

  • Workforce
    OMB DDM Beth Cobert, testifying before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Jan. 14, 2014

    OPM's push for equal pay isn't new

    Beth Cobert has called for a renewed focus on the persistent pay gap between men and women in the federal workforce, with an emphasis on pay flexibilities that benefit men. But her efforts are only one step on a longer journey. 08/13/2015

  • Acquisition
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    GSA plots Schedule 70 cyber assurance SIN

    The latest special item number RFI follows on the addition earlier this year of a cloud SIN, and a proposed SIN for health IT. 08/13/2015

  • Congress
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    A season for cyber

    A big cybersecurity bill awaits the Senate in September, and several other information-security measures are in the pipeline. 08/12/2015

  • Cybersecurity
    Cybersecurity research

    OMB releases cyber guidance for contractors

    With hackers using contractors to access sensitive federal data, the Office of Management and Budget has released draft guidance aimed at strengthening contractor cybersecurity. 08/11/2015

  • Cybersecurity
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    NIST identifies objectives for cyber standards

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology is proposing four broad objectives as the foundation for international standards in cyberspace. 08/11/2015

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    Scott: FITARA marks sea change for IT

    Federal CIO Tony Scott also asserted that more IT spending is needed: "You can't save your way to success." 08/11/2015

  • Congress
    Rep. Gerald Connolly

    How Congress is going to watch FITARA

    CIOs are warning lawmakers that they're about to discover the hidden costs of implementation. 08/11/2015

  • GSA
    Denise Turner Roth.

    Roth's SAM deadline paves way for confirmation

    GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth informed Sen. Claire McCaskill that the System for Award Management is scheduled for integration on Aug. 23, 2017. 08/06/2015

  • Congress
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    Senate stalls on cybersecurity bill

    Wrangling over amendments delays floor action on Senate cyber bill until September. 08/05/2015

  • Oversight
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    IGs: Administration stymies access

    Access to material need to conduct investigations has been curtailed since President Barack Obama took office, says the Justice Department IG. 08/05/2015

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