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NIST Issues Draft Cyber Framework for Service Providers

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a draft cybersecurity framework intended to act as guidance for service providers to manage cybersecurity risks, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes the framework calls on companies to report their cybersecurity posture, describe cybersecurity goals, establish priorities to enhance …

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Jeffrey Zients to Lead Healthcare.gov Tech Panel

The White House has enlisted computer experts from public and private sector organizations to help address technical issues on the federally-run health insurance exchange site Healthcare.gov, USA Today reported Wednesday. Kelly Kennedy writes Jeffrey Zients, formerly acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, will lead the technical support …

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AUSA Session Highlights Future Army Procurement, Training Goals

A panel discussion at the Association of the U.S. Army‘s annual conference featured military leaders who discussed strategies and challenges in preparing the service for future missions, Defense News reported Tuesday. Lance Bacon writes the panel highlighted the importance for armed forces to engage in both physical and virtual training …

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Robert Hale: Shutdown Deal Stalls DoD Acquisition, R&D Projects

The Congressional resolution that was recently passed to end the U.S. government shutdown suspends the Defense Department’s current acquisition and research programs, Federal Times reported Monday. Citing DoD Comptroller Robert Hale’s statement, Nicole Blake Johnson writes the department is prohibited from starting new projects, raising salaries or working on fresh construction projects …

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GSA Issues Climate Change Strategy RFI

The General Services Administration‘s acquisition management office conducting market research into services meant to help other agencies manage the impact of climate change on their missions. Contractors would provide services to support a federal action plan intended to help identify risks and opportunities associated with the changing climate, the GSA …

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John McHugh: Budget Cuts Could Hit All Army Acquisitions

Army Secretary John McHugh told reporters Monday in Washington that the branch’s acquisition programs will feel negative effects if mandatory federal spending cuts under sequestration continue, National Defense Magazine reported Monday. Stew Magnuson writes the cuts have affected485 acquisitions and McHugh said the Army has no priority list for programs …

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