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Matt Goodrich: New FedRAMP Road Map Includes ATO Reuse Framework

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program office has released a two-year road map to outline plans to focus on awareness, intended efficiencies and adaptability of cloud computing, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Aaron Boyd writes that the FedRAMP Forward document highlighted the program office’s efforts to streamline the authorization process through a “do once, …

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Gates: DoD Cuts ‘Must Address Force Structure’

As he makes the final rounds of his public pronouncements as head of the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is warning of the specter of deep budget cuts. Speaking before the Senate Armed Service’s Committee for the last time before he steps down at the end of the month, …

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Gates: Modernization Funding Imperative; Current Inventory ‘Getting Old and Worn Down’

Soon-to-retire Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, in public remarks recently, has been delivering the sobering message of budget efficiencies in the Defense Department. But there’s one area that bucks Gates’ public pronouncements: funding for modernization efforts. “We cancelled or curtailed modernization programs that were egregiously over-budget, behind schedule, dependent on …

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Gates: Budget Reductions a Strategic, Not Math Problem

In efforts to wring an additional $400 billion in cost-savings over 12 years out of the Defense Department, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said budget cutters should avoid the “managerial cowardice” of across-the-board cuts. In a question-and-answer session at the U.S. Army Engineer School at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri, …

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Gates: Ruffling Feathers ‘Part of Leadership’

“It is not at all unusual to hear the Pentagon being criticized for its bloat, bureaucracy and spending binges,” CBS news program 60 Minutes began its report on soon-to-retire Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates. But what makes this particular criticism so insightful and hard-hitting is that it comes from the …

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Soon-to-depart Gates is Key to Pentagon Budget Trimming

In a series of articles today, Politico took on the “pruning the Pentagon.” And, while much ink has been spilled on the topic of the exit strategies from Afghanistan and Iraq, Politico focused on that of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, himself, and what his departure will mean for the …

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