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DHS’ New Cybersecurity Strategy and other ExecutiveGov Need-to-Read Stories

ExecutiveGov’s round-up of news you need to read to stay up to speed on federal policy impacting the government-contracting community.   New DHS Cybersecurity Strategy Automation, interoperability and authentication are the three “building blocks for a healthy cyber ecosystem,” according to a new Department of Homeland Security white paper. InformationWeek …

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Dave McClure: GSA Not Reinventing the Wheel with FedRAMP Guidelines

The General Services Administration’s Dave McClure told an AFCEA crowd this week that GSA-led “tiger teams” are working to improve the cloud-computing security guidelines FedRAMP, short for Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. But McClure said they aren’t interested in reinventing the wheel. Speculation has swirled that creating FedRamp is …

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GSA’s Mary Davie Takes on Cloud Computing Myths

The General Services Administration’s Mary Davie has some real talk about cloud computing. On her GSA blog, Davie, the assistant commissioner in GSA’s Office of Integrated Technology Services takes on some of the biggest cloud-computing myths. GSA became a cloud pioneer in December when it became the first federal agency …

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Agency CIOs See Success with 25-point IT Reform

The federal government’s sweeping 25-point reform of federal IT management appears to be paying dividends. That was the message at panel discussion of chief information officers at the General Services Administration’s Interagency Resources Management Conference this week. At the meeting, federal CIO Vivek Kundra, a high-profile administration champion of the …

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GSA’s McClure: Cloud Causing Reflection on CIO Role

The federal “cloud-first” mandate, which directs agencies to begin prepping for cloud computing-based services, also has agency-level chief information officers, once the wielders of nearly limitless IT authority, facing a “culture clash,” FierceGovernmentIT reports. Dave McClure, associate administrator at the General Services Administration’s office of citizen services and innovative technologies, …

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GSA to Roll Out Video-chat Centers by May

The General Services Administration is building more than a dozen virtual meeting rooms in federal buildings and hopes to have them operational later this spring, a senior GSA official said recently. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner in GSA’s Office of Integrated Technology Services, said the agency is adding 15 additional “telepresence” …

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