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Interview: Matt Goodrich on FedRAMP In The Year Ahead, Cloud Barriers at Agencies

The Potomac Officers Club — owned by this website’s parent company Executive Mosaic — held its FedRAMP Forum Thursday in Falls Church, Va. for government and contracting executives to discuss the governmentwide cloud computing initiative’s current state and exchange ideas on how to navigate this program. Matt Goodrich, FedRAMP’s program director, …

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Robert Hale: Sequestration Not a Sure Thing in 2016

Robert Hale, the former Defense Department comptroller and a current fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton, has outlined several public misconceptions about the sequestration process amid concerns about another round of automatic budget cuts in 2016. Hale wrote in an opinion piece published Thursday on Breaking Defense that sequestration is not necessarily a …

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Ajay Budhraja of DOJ Discusses Open Data’s Impacts, Gov’t Cloud Push in Q&A

Ajay Budhraja serves as chief technology officer at the Justice Department‘s executive office for immigration review (EOIR) and brings two decades of information technology experience to his current position at DOJ. His background includes work on enterprise IT implementation programs and also in areas such as application and infrastructure development, change …

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Jim McAleese: The 2013 Sequester’s Likely and Potential Impact on the Services

Jim McAleese, founder and principal at McAleese & Associates, recently caught up with Executive Mosaic, parent company of the Potomac Officers Club (P.O.C) and publisher of ExecutiveGov, to provide some detailed insight and perspective into the 2013 sequester. McAleese will be speaking on May 14 at the P.O.C’s Post-Sequestration Summit with nine other government and industry thought leaders about …

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ExecutiveGov Keeps Watch On Pentagon Sequestration Prep

All federal agencies are eyeing a March 1 deadline, when automatic across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration are set to kick in. Barring a deal on Capitol Hill, nearly $85 billion will be cut from both defense and nondefense accounts for the remainder of fiscal year 2013. ExecutiveGov has kept …

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Marion Blakley Advocates Easing Rules on Foreign Sales of U.S. Satellites

To begin her AOL Defense article, Marion Blakey says Congress should have reformed the laws governing the export of commercial satellites a long time ago and describes them as an outmoded and counterproductive system intended to enhance national security while inadvertently undermining America’s domestic space industry. Blakey’s article advocates making …

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