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Cybersecurity Goals to Guide Federal Software Spending

The U.S. government is on track to significantly boost spending on cybersecurity solutions. However, evolving requirements to greatly improve federal protection of information technology resources will shape that spending ...

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IT Execs Join Federal Cybersecurity Panel

Key components of the Obama administration's multipronged cybersecurity initiative keep falling into place ...

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Treasury Department Examines Internet’s Impact on Finance System

Information technology -- especially the Internet -- can have a positive impact on the U.S. financial system. Used improperly, however, such tools have the potential to wreak havoc on the financial sector and consumers ...

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Feds Prep for Cybersecurity Buying Spree

The U.S. government's objectives for improving cybersecurity are taking shape in updated contracting procedures, contracts and projected increases in spending. Several recent developments have underscored the federal commitment to bolstering the protection of IT resources ...

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CFPB Asserts Jurisdiction Over E-Commerce Privacy Regulation

Another federal agency has entered the arena for regulating e-commerce companies regarding the protection of consumer data ...

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White House Opens More Doors for Open Source

The U.S. government is picking up the pace in its efforts to use open source software as much as possible. Federal CIO Tony Scott last month released details of a proposed policy designed to allow customized software created for one agency to be openly available to other government agencies as well ...

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FCC Privacy Proposal Troubles Broadband Internet Providers

Broadband Internet service providers are wary of a government plan to impose consumer privacy protection regulations on the sector ...

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White House Puts Clamps on Data Center Development

The federal program for improving the operation of thousands of government data centers has entered a new phase that will impact significantly how electronic information is stored and managed. Proposed updates to data center operations will affect providers of data management products and could spur the use of cloud technology ...

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White House Proposes $3B IT Update Fund

The Obama administration is seeking US$3.1 billion for a modernization fund to update federal information technology resources that need to be replaced with more efficient and productive systems ...

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For Federal Cloud Investing, Change Is the Only Constant

Vivek Kundra, the former federal CIO, envisioned that 25 percent of the funds the federal government spends each year on information technology could productively be deployed through cloud-based systems ...

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Fed Cloud Spending on Perplexing – but Upward – Trajectory

U.S. government agencies have spent more on cloud configurations than official budgets have predicted -- and those agencies will pick up the pace of cloud spending over the next five years ...

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NIST Risk-Assessment Framework Shapes Federal Cybersecurity Strategy

The U.S. government is under pressure to improve cybersecurity and is meeting that challenge with a commitment to substantially enhance spending for protecting IT systems. The Obama administration projected that the federal budget for cybersecurity spending in fiscal 2016 would be about US$14 billion -- an increase of $1.4 billion from 2015 ...

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Report: 100 Ways to Improve Federal Cybersecurity

The U.S. government was shaken last year when theOffice of Personnel Management disclosed that employment records affecting 21.5 million people had been breached. The Obama administration acted quickly and initiated several comprehensive actions designed to shore up federal data protection -- including an immediate 30-day cybersecurity sprint ...

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Feds Embrace Salesforce Platform Offerings

The U.S. government has authorized an information technology contract with a potential value of US$503 million that is designed to meet newly adopted goals for greatly improving IT acquisition. TheGeneral Services Administration, which issued the contract for software and cloud-related services, described the acquisition approach as a first-of-its-kind initiative...

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FTC Issues Regulatory Warning on Big Data Use

The U.S.Federal Trade Commission is extending its regulatory reach to the e-commerce impact of big data ...

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US Army Marches to the Cloud

The U.S. Army may be in the walking phase of its plan to shift major portions of its information technology resources to the cloud, but a recent contracting initiative could move the service up to a jogging pace by the end of the year ...

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FTC Debates Cybersecurity Injury Standard

The U.S.Federal Trade Commission is engaged in an internal struggle over how it should assess the effect on consumers when businesses fail to provide proper e-commerce security ...

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Major Challenge to FTC’s Cybersecurity Authority Evaporates

The U.S.Federal Trade Commission andWyndham Worldwide earlier this month reached a settlement over allegations that the company violated federal law regarding the protection of customer records ...

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Feds Give Commercial Off-the-Shelf IT a Closer Look

Federal information technology purchasing often involves large amounts of money based on the small print of acquisition requirements. Arcane procurement language seemingly can have a big impact on transactions ...

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Federal IT Opportunities: Steady Funding, Constant Challenges

The good news for federal information technology managers -- and the vendor community -- is that government IT budgets will remain stable for the next few years in terms of projected spending. An additional potential benefit is that a recent budget agreement will support agencies for two years, removing some of the uncertainty that has characterized recent government funding...

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