Now that this government shutdown is over, contractors are beginning to push Congress to resolve the next budget impasse expeditiously. As agencies get back to work IT leaders are considering how they can continue to operate on streamlined budgets to avoid major upheavals if the cycle of indecision continues. The Department of Defense, for example, is looking to reuse IT equipment. And, finally, after being delayed by the shutdown NIST released a draft cybersecurity framework that sets voluntary standards and guidelines. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
Contractors Warn Against Another Shutdown
Tech suppliers and contractors are pushing Congress to resolve the next budget impasse rather than risk another government shutdown in January that could drive some out of the federal space.
Military Looks to Reuse IT Equipment
The Defense Department is achieving substantial savings by reusing old hardware, particularly IT equipment.
NIST Releases Draft Cybersecurity Framework
Last week, the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a draft cybersecurity framework that sets voluntary standards and guidelines for companies.
Feds: You Don’t Need Permission to Innovate
We are entering the third phase of the Digital Government Strategy, where cultural walls are kicked down in favor of collaboration, interoperability, and openness.
GSA to Update IT Procurement Web Portal
The General Services Administration (GSA) is updating its secure Web portal workspace. The GSA portal is used by federal IT managers to organize their government-wide telecommunications contracts.
NGA Opens Doors to GEOINT App Store
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) launched its GEOINT App Store, which operates like a commercial storefronts to provide downloadable apps for smartphones and tablets in the three security domains.
Dan Houston: Stamp of Approval at USPS
You think you’re busy? Be sure to check out this FCW Rising Star profile of Dan Houston, Manager of Data Management Services at USPS, who is responsible for managing 3,300 databases, 400 applications, and 22 petabytes of data.