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DLT’s Don Maclean: Federal IT Leaders Could Help Prevent Breaches Through Cyber Executive Order Compliance

Don Maclean, chief cybersecurity technologist for DLT Solutions, has said federal information technology leaders should implement the White House’s executive order on cybersecurity as part of their efforts to avoid massive data breaches. Maclean wrote in a Nextgov guest post published Monday that the executive order contains three elements that …

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Anne Rung, Tony Scott: OMB Seeks to Improve Mobile Device, Service Acquisition Through New Policy

The Office of Management and Budget has released a policy that seeks to improve the way federal agencies acquire and manage mobile devices and related services in compliance with the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. OMB drafted Category Management Policy 16-2 in an effort to improve pricing and reduce duplication of contracts …

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GAO: Collaboration Between GSA, DHS’ Federal Protective Service Key to Facility Protection

The Government Accountability Office has called on the General Services Administration and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service to improve collaboration in order to safeguard federal facilities from security risks. GAO made the recommendation after it found that lack of awareness among regional officials at both agencies on collaborative practices and policies to …

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Julius Knapp: FCC Seeks to Update RF Device Approval Process Rules

The Federal Communications Commission has started a new process to update rules on the approval of radiofrequency devices in order to keep up with increasing numbers of wireless products on the market. “The goal of these proposed rules is to establish accountability in the certification process that reflects the realities of how these devices …

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John McCain: Defense Acquisition Reform Ideas Aimed at Accountability, ‘Unwarranted Optimism’

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in an interview Wednesday that his defense acquisition reform efforts work to address his concerns over accountability and “unwarranted optimism” in acquisition programs. McCain told Ryan Evans of War on the Rocks that giving a bigger role to service chiefs …

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Report: John McCain Targets DoD Acquisition Reform Through Accountability, Cost Overrun Fines

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has highlighted two provisions in the defense authorization bill that aim to reform the Defense Department‘s acquisition practices, the National Journal reported Wednesday. Fawn Johnson writes that McCain has called for the assignment of a specific point person to sign off …

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