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  • Comment
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    How military strategy can improve cyber response

    Cyberattacks will occur. Preparation is the key -- and civilian agencies could take a cue from the military’s sustained readiness model. 07/18/2016

  • Congress
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    Move over, ITMF?

    The MOVE IT Act, which takes a different approach to funding IT modernization that the administration has proposed, may have a better chance of clearing Congress. 07/15/2016

  • Comment
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    Let's put the 'funded' back in FFRDC

    Federally funded research and development centers are vital test beds for new IT, but they can't operate without adequate resources. 07/15/2016

  • ExecTech
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    BYOD is evolving for a cyber-conscious age

    Bring-your-own device policies were envisioned as a way to save money during a time of budget cuts, but policies are pivoting as government gets increasingly security conscious. 07/14/2016

  • Congress
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    New bill calls for agency-specific IT modernization funds

    A new bill, which would empower agencies to reprogram funds and bank their own savings, could be an easier sell to appropriators than the White House's plan for a $3.1 billion governmentwide fund. 07/14/2016

  • Acquisition
    Denise Turner Roth.

    GSA leader goes west to talk modernization, tech buying

    GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth is traveling to the West Coast to talk with companies about cybersecurity technology and how they can get into the federal market. 07/13/2016

  • Congress
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    Congress mulls changes to 'inherently governmental' activities

    Lawmakers are considering opening up previously limited federal functions to commercial competition. 07/08/2016

  • Comment
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    When using your own email server makes sense

    Hillary Clinton’s decision to use a personal server likely arose from the antiquated state of technology at the State Department and her experience in the Senate. 07/07/2016

  • Defense
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    DOD memo clarifies DIUX mission

    The July memo seeks to put Defense Innovation Unit Experimental on firmer ground following criticism from Congress. 07/07/2016

  • Contracting
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    DOE backs away from new business system mandates

    The Energy Department withdrew plans for a rule that would set up definitions for contractors to adhere to or face financial penalty. 07/06/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Is analog the answer for securing the grid?

    The scope and nature of the cyberattack on the Ukrainian power grid last year has spurred legislation in Congress that would make the U.S. grid less digitized. 07/05/2016

  • Telecom
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    GSA warns agencies that telecom transition is coming fast

    The director of the $50 billion EIS contract reminded agencies that they have only four months to complete plans to transition their telecom services. 07/05/2016

  • Modernization
    Federal CIO Tony Scott

    Scott: ITMF paybacks won't be an issue

    The federal CIO says agencies will be compelled to pay back their loans as modern IT systems come online. But some on Capitol Hill still have their doubts. 06/29/2016

  • Agile
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    DHS wants to shift to agile in a FLASH

    DHS is looking for a dozen agile-minded and nontraditional companies to help with its upcoming agile design and development support services contract. 06/28/2016

  • Procurement
    Shutterstock image (by Mascha Tace): business contract competition, just out of reach.

    Alliant 2 hits the street

    The General Services Administration is seeking proposals from vendors on its $50 billion Alliant 2 IT services contracts. 06/27/2016

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