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FedRAMP cloud deadline looming amid updates to the program

Agencies must use only cloud services that have been approved under the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program (FedRAMP) by June. OMB will receive more details on agency progress with the latest quarterly update through PortfolioStat. Meanwhile, FedRAMP's security baseline will be revised this summer.

Tags: technology , GSA , DoD , DHS , DISA , Maria Roat , cloud computing , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , industry , PortfolioStat ,

Friday - 02/28/2014, 04:21am EST
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Federal Drive Show Blog - February 28, 2014

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Julia Ziegler , Mike Causey , Kathryn Sullivan , Sandy Kweder

Friday - 02/28/2014, 09:44am EST

How an 'IT Box' is making it easier for DoD to do business

The Pentagon is implementing most of the recommendations it made in 2010's Section 804 report to Congress. Katrina McFarland, DoD's assistant secretary for acquisition, said initial results of the change are promising. But an upcoming GAO report is expected to show DoD has a long way to go to move toward an agile, incremental approach to IT systems development.

Tags: technology , acquisition , DoD , Katrina McFarland , GAO , David Powner , 5000 guidance , section 804 report , Senate Armed Service Committee , IT Dashboard , Teri Takai , Kevin Scheid ,

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 04:07am EST
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Federal Drive Show Blog - February 27, 2014

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Brian Conniff , Jared Serbu , Michael Navarre , Travis Sharp , Lexine Hansen

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 09:43am EST

DoD ties another round of BRAC to sizable civilian personnel cuts

Defense Department officials said reducing and realigning bases and depots will help them achieve more savings that can be put toward readiness. Acting Defense Deputy Secretary Christine Fox said this round of BRAC would be different than in 2005.

Tags: DoD , BRAC , workforce , Congress , Christine Fox , Robert Hale , Chuck Hagel ,

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 04:06am EST
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DHS Secretary Johnson offers few insights into management priorities

In his first appearance before House overseers, Jeh Johnson, the DHS secretary, said employee morale is among his top priorities, but didn't say how he would address it. Johnson said he's working to fill top leadership positions on a permanent basis. DHS has a vacancy rate at top positions of 38 percent.

Tags: management , DHS , Jeh Johnson , Mike McCaul , Richard Hudson , House Homeland Security Committee , St. Elizabeths campus , oversight , morale , workforce ,

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 02:16pm EST

Federal Drive Show Blog - February 26, 2014

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Jim Talent , Mike Ziv , Norb Ryan

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 09:58am EST

House revives IT reform bill with a few changes

As part of its "Stop Government Abuse Week," lower chamber lawmakers will vote on 12 bills this week to help bring more accountability and transparency to the government. An updated version of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act is expected to be among them.

Tags: Congress , Darrell Issa , Eric Cantor , Stop Government Abuse Week , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , Mike Hettinger , TechAmerica ,

Monday - 02/24/2014, 04:21am EST
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Rep. Graves tries again to increase small business contracting goals

The chairman of the Small Business Committee plans to introduce two bills today. One will increase the governmentwide small business prime contracting goal to 25 percent from 23 percent. The other focuses on contract bundling and data transparency.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , House Small Business Committee , Sam Graves , Richard Hanna , small business goals , contracting bundling ,

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 09:04am EST

Draft bill would force DHS to change acquisition practices

Rep. Jeff Duncan releases a discussion draft of a bill to add more discipline and oversight to the Homeland Security Department's acquisition process.

Tags: acquisition , Congress , Jeff Duncan , DHS , oversight , House Homeland Security Committee , acquisition policy , contracting , program management ,

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 03:42am EST
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