The ACQUIRE Feed - Issue 9

April 1, 2016 - Issue 9

White House pushes Congress to pass $3.1B IT modernization fund (FCW)

The White House is preparing to send Congress more details on its plan for a revolving $3.1 billion IT modernization fund after the House Budget Committee failed to include the measure in the 2017 budget resolution.

OMB gives mobile the category management treatment (FCW)

The draft policy, the third in a set of category management directives, directs agencies to report all mobile service use and pricing data to a central system.

OPM tells FEHB carriers to reinforce wellness, prevention efforts (Federal Soup)

The Office of Personnel Management this month told Federal Employees Health Benefits insurance carriers to ensure their programs are structured to convey to beneficiaries the importance of wellness programs and preventive care. (Login required)

What will it take to diversify the cyber workforce? (FCW)

In its first national conference, the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals sought to lay the groundwork for getting more women and minorities into the cyber ranks.

CIOs: don't take the free movie tickets (FCW)

Ethics violations could await agency leaders who see the movie on a vendor's dime.

DOD updates cloud requirements guide (FCW)

This is the second iteration of the SRG, which provides security requirements for DOD missions up to the secret level as they adopt commercial cloud services.

New technologies for knowledge sharing (FCW)

Steve Kelman looks at the potential—and limitations—of the "social intranet."

DISA tweaks RFP for $17.5B contracting vehicle (FCW)

Officials hope Encore III can vault the Pentagon into a new era of secure and interoperable IT use.

Final A-130 revisions due out this summer (FCW)

A long-awaited revision of the principal federal IT policy document is due out this summer, according to the OMB official leading the rewrite.

Agency IT managers welcome FedRAMP changes (FCW)

Top federal IT managers and cloud management experts say recent changes to the FedRAMP program could make life easier.