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Gerry Connolly Urges White House to Sign IT Reform Bill

Rep. Gerry Connolly, (D-Va.), has urged the White House to carefully consider a bill on information technology reforms that the House of Representatives passed last month, Nextgov reported Thursday. John Marks writes the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act is meant to assign a leader for each federal department who will …

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Steven VanRoekel: IT Reform Saved Govt $1B

U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel told House lawmakers Thursday government has saved $1.37 billion from information technology reforms and another $885 million from updating IT portfolios at federal agencies over the past year, Nextgov reported Thursday. Joseph Marks writes the government’s IT savings reached $300 million as of March …

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Senate Commerce Panel Discusses Cybersecurity Act at Hearing

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee heard testimony from government officials and private sector representatives on Thursday regarding the Cybersecurity Act of 2013, FedScoop reported Thursday. Cory Bennett writes lawmakers at the hearing  agreed that the bill resulted from a collaborative effort and that both industry and government should continue the …

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Pentagon Proposes Commercial Spectrum Sharing Arrangement

The Defense Department has offered to share portion of its spectrum with mobile carriers and the Federal Communications Commission has called for public feedback on the proposal, Reuters reported Tuesday. Alina Selyukh writes the Pentagon offered to rearrange its systems within the 1755-1780 and 2025-2110 megahertz airwaves and compress programs …

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A2LA to Audit FedRAMP 3rd Party Reviews; Dave McClure Comments

The U.S. General Services Administration has selected the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation to assess third-party reviews of cloud computing providers under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. The FedRAMP approach works to assess, authorize and monitor cloud products and services with the goal of helping the government reduce …

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