Veteran IT planner Bill Zielinski will direct category management solutions for GSA's IT acquisition services as the agency moves closer to its category-focused goals.
The plan prioritizes identity authentication, reducing DOD networks’ attack surface, device hardening, and aligning computer network defenders with DOD IT systems and networks.
Superseding the 2010 memo on data center consolidation, a new draft guidance would elevate emphasis on cloud, shared services and savings.
The General Services Administration is searching new leadership for it largest IT purchasing program, and separately named an agency IT Category executive.
The current and former heads of 18F agree that when it comes to digital services, the tech is often secondary at best.
The Department of Energy has requested an $83 million increase in funding to modernize the US electrical grid, the largest increase for any DOE research and development initiative.
In a new white paper on encryption, the Chertoff Group argues that law enforcement access to encrypted products would open a Pandora's box of problems.
The 10 recently named federal category managers are meeting with industry and each other to hone buying oversight strategies.
Most of that additional money will go toward buying better IT and providing cybersecurity training, Comey told the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies.
Lawmakers voiced their frustration over the creation and funding of the National Background Investigations Bureau.
Ten newly-named managers will wrangle specific procurement categories.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson sought to convince lawmakers about the need for more investment in cybersecurity.
FedRAMP's high baseline standards are on the back burner as the program focuses on slashing the amount of time it takes to complete authorizations.
The Feb. 12 memo issued by Navy CIO Robert Foster echoes recent emphasis from Defense Department officials that commanders will be held accountable for IT failures under their watch.
With government efficiencies a priority and Congress looking for ideas that could avoid partisan gridlock, shared services legislation could have a window.
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