September 9, 2016 - Issue 19

DOD CIO: Industry needs to do better (FCW)

The DOD CIO says that industry needs to focus on partnerships and bring better solutions to meet DOD's cyber needs.

USSM builds on shared services (FCW)

GSA's year-old shared services office laying the groundwork for new marketplace ecosystem.

Cyber guidelines are 'required reading' for transition teams (FCW)

The White House's top cybersecurity adviser said forthcoming cyberthreat information-sharing guidance will be on the reading list for the next administration.

VA expects movement on cloud acquisition this month (FCW)

A top IT official said the Department of Veterans Affairs plans to start its move to the cloud with commodity applications.

Army introduces new rapid tech office (FCW)

The Army is launching a new Rapid Capabilities Office designed to address its shrinking superiority in critical areas such as electronic warfare and cyber.

Will the MEGABYTE Act save money? (FCW)

The MEGABYTE Act enshrines key Obama administration IT initiatives into law and promises to save at least $2 billion a year on software spending—assuming implementation goes according to plan.

How to construct tomorrow's information management professional (FCW)

Developing more efficient and imaginative ways to craft agile IT contracts is about practical thinking, not contract type, says one expert.

GWACs ride the tide of popularity (FCW)

Big government-wide contracts are seeing increased buying compared to last year.

Marine cyber chief: Do not fear RMF (FCW)

Ray Letteer, chief of the Marine Corps' Cybersecurity Division, advocates faster adoption of the government's Risk Management Framework.

Federal Benefits Q&A (Federal Soup)

Question: "When does OPM generally pay the difference between the finalized amount and the reduced interim pay...?" (Login required)

IG: PTO examiners recorded large number of 'unsupported' hours (Federal Soup)

An inspector general review of the attendance data of thousands of patent examiners revealed potential time and attendance abuse that could translate into millions of dollars of wasted expense.