Policy & Procurement

NRC Pursues BYOD Plans

Judi Hasson, AOLGovernment,  Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will allow its 4,000 employees to use their own iPads and iPhones for work later this year as the agency embraces a new federal digital strategy to reform federal mobility, websites and the sharing of digital services.

Cloud Must Play a Role for Shared First to Succeed

Julie Anderson by Julie Anderson, Civitas Group
Friday, May 18, 2012

U.S. CIO Steven VanRoekel’s Shared First initiative presents a worthy vision for the government, but one that will be challenging to implement. The initiative calls on agencies and departments to initiate across-the-board changes to the management of Federal IT services by expanding inter-agency shared systems, applications, and infrastructure to eliminate redundancies and yield greater efficiency in a time of budget austerity.

The Department of Defense Needs an Enterprise-Wide Approach to Cloud

Julie Anderson by Julie Anderson, Civitas Group
Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) IT infrastructure connects more than three million networked users and encompasses some 772 data centers and 15,000 networks.[1] Managing the DoD IT systems is a massive task.

Senator Rockefeller: Congress Must Establish Baseline to Protect Consumer

Civitas Group,  Thursday, May 17, 2012

Will the market incentive to monetize consumers’ personal information win out over any incentive to compete for consumer trust by implementing robust consumer data privacy protections?

CALEA and the Cloud

Richard A. Falkenrath by Richard A. Falkenrath, Chertoff Group
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Over the last several decades, law enforcement and national security agencies have encountered repeated challenges to their ability to continue conducting lawful surveillance in a privacy-protective way.