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IDC: Cloud to Represent 8% of FY 2016 Federal IT Spend, Could Reach 50% Share by 2018

A new report by IDC Government Insights predicts overall agency spend on cloud computing technologies for fiscal year 2016 will represent 8.5 percent of the federal government’s overall information technology budget. That figure represents an increase from the 5-percent share reported for fiscal 2015 as the Federal CIO Council and Office of Management and Budget continue efforts to spur cloud …

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Robert Work: Joint Interagency Combined Space Ops Center to Support 3rd Offset Strategy

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work believes that the Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center will play a key role to identify needed capabilities that will drive the Pentagon’s Third Offset Strategy, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. “The JICSPOC in our view is the first operational and organizational construct of the Third Offset Strategy,” …

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Nextgov: OPM Eyes Added Security Requirements for Contractors Handling Fed Personnel Records

The Office of Personnel Management plans to require government contractors for employee background investigations processes to report cybersecurity incidents within 30 minutes and allow unannounced system inspections by the agency, Nextgov reported Friday. Jack Moore writes that a draft request for proposals released in January indicated the added requirements for OPM contractors …

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Rep. Bill Shuster’s Air Traffic Control Privatization Bill Draws FAA Modernization Concerns

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) has introduced a bill that seeks to privatize the U.S. air traffic control system amid what he calls “inefficient” modernization efforts by the Federal Aviation Administration, USA Today reported Wednesday. Bart Jansen writes that Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation Committee, said the proposed Aviation Innovation, Reform, …

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Michael Gilmore: DoD Faces Cyber Workforce, Training Shortfall

Michael Gilmore, director of operational test and evaluation at the Defense Department, has said the military continues to face cyber vulnerabilities beyond current efforts to secure its systems, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jared Serbu writes that Gilmore said in a January report to Congress the service branches do not adequately …

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