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FCW : November and December 2014
4 November/December 2014 FCW.COM DEPARTMENTS 6 EDITOR’S NOTE Make your Federal 100 nominations today! 10 COMMENTARY Know when to stand your ground BY STEVE KELMAN Preparing for the future of federal IT BY KRIS VAN RIPER AND LON ZANETTA The future of FedRAMP BY SUE PALERMO AND MICHAEL SMITH 31 EXEC TECH Striking a balance with mobile device security BY JOHN MOORE 35 CIO PERSPECTIVE NIEM:The key to improved information sharing BY RICHARD A. SPIRES 3 7 WASHINGTON TECHNOLOGY SPECIAL REPORT Alaska Native Corporations dominate 8(a) small- biz program BY NICK WAKEMAN 41 FCW INDEX 42 BACK STORY Buzzword bingo: Federal IT in 2015 Contents TRENDING 3 MANAGEMENT Should social media affect your security clearance? FCW CALENDAR Where you need to be next 8 CLOUD Matthew Goodrich’s forecast for FedRAMP 9 PROCUREMENT Verizon gets ATO for cloud services. Plus, an FCW Insider news roundup. 14 PEOPLE Rising Stars 2014 Meet 24 women and men who are driving key changes in federal IT — and shaping up as the community’s likely leaders of tomorrow BY FCW STAFF 28 ACQUISITION MATTERS A bold approach to transforming IT acquisition Without a future vision and an appetite for risk, reforms lead down a rabbit hole. There is a better way. BY KYMM McCABE SPECIAL PULLOUT SECTION Can PaaS carve out its place in the federal cloud? Platform as a service offers obvious upsides, but agencies are still working through specific needs and uses 28