The ACQUIRE Feed - Issue 8


The OI&T transformation at VA (FCW)

Technology is nothing without the people behind it—and it is everything about the people using it, writes LaVerne H. Council, assistant secretary for information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Tech teams aim to upend procurement (FCW)

Teams of techies will bring new acquisition models to seven agencies as part of the Digital Acquisitions Pilot.

Thornberry wants another take on Pentagon acquisition reform (FCW)

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) has for the second year running introduced a standalone acquisition reform bill in the hopes of shaping Congress's annual defense policy legislation.

'The best leaders allow themselves to be persuaded' (FCW)

Steve Kelman notes that a critical leadership trait is far harder than it sounds.

NIST: Time to take telework's cyber risks seriously (FCW)

With telework and BYOD on the rise, NIST is updating its guidelines from 2009 to address how organizations and individuals can protect themselves from cyberattacks.

OPM to run old and new systems side-by-side (FCW)

The personnel agency asked lawmakers to approve funding for cybersecurity work and an IT modernization process that will take years.

Federal CISO needs real power, says advisory group (FCW)

The National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee at DHS wants the new federal chief information security officer to drive policy and have real visibility across agencies.

CIO success: Does the song remain the same? (FCW)

The advice in a 15-year-old Government Accountability Office report is remarkably relevant to the CIO's role in the FITARA era.

DOD's long path to creating a cyber warrior workforce (Defense Systems)

The U.S. Cyber Command is gearing up for the initial operating capacity of its Cyber Mission Force, despite some setbacks, and looking to groom the next generation of cyber warriors in the pipeline.