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  • Shutterstock image: global mapping.

    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
    Shutterstock image (by Pressmaster): clipboard with document, pen and eyeglasses.

    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
    Shutterstock image (by holbox): Capitol building on a sunlit day.

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    With hackers using contractors to access sensitive federal data, the Office of Management and Budget has released draft guidance aimed at strengthening contractor cybersecurity. 08/11/2015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

    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

  • FITARA
    Tony Scott  (Photo: VMware)

    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
    Shutterstock image.

    Senate stalls on cybersecurity bill

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

  • Oversight
    Shutterstock image (by Ho Yeow Hui): businessman tries to run but is held back by a large hand.

    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

  • Management
    FCC CIO David Bray and U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott.

    Top feds talk agile

    Federal leaders discussed agile's promise and the notion that the government-changing approach could yield positive results far beyond IT – if feds can stomach it. 08/04/2015

  • Editor's Note
    Capitol dome under renovation, July 22, 2015

    Are we seriously talking about shutdowns again?

    September 30 is much closer than it seems, and even a continuing resolution could run into snags. 08/04/2015

  • News in Brief
    Shutterstock image: discussing a contract.

    FITARA good and bad, US-CERT warns of spear phishing and more

    News and notes from around the federal IT community. 08/03/2015

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