Agencies


compass innovation

OFPP to issue acquisition lab guidance

Using HHS Buyers Club as a model, the procurement office wants to encourage other agencies to launch acquisition innovation labs.

cyber attack button

Syrian hackers say they knocked army.mil offline

The Pentagon acknowledged the hack, but did not confirm the attacker.

LinkedIn image: Rick Walsh.

Pentagon working on federated app store

To save money and time, Defense Department officials are moving gradually toward a shared catalog of approved mobile applications.

Shutterstock image (by Ismagilov): Businessman with arrows pointing left and right.

Should the National Labs be exempt from FITARA?

Senate bill carves out exemption for supercomputing and other lab IT; an earlier version of the measure would have exempted the entire Department of Energy.

Shutterstock image (Dencg) : digital government concept.

RIP, HTTP

Federal websites will be required to tack on the "s" for "secure" by the end of next year.

Shutterstock image: breached lock.

OPM records the 'Holy Grail' of counter-intelligence

'Very old systems' and a lot of valuable, unencrypted data left millions vulnerable, despite the application of interior and perimeter defenses.

NASA picks 9 tools to scope out icy moon – and maybe alien life

Europa, frozen moon of Jupiter, might hold vast oceans and even life. NASA has OK'd a fleet of instruments aimed at exposing her secrets.

Shutterstock image (by Arthimedes): 3d polygonal illustration of earth, western hemisphere.

Report: State Department needs to rethink use of tech

A National Research Council study suggests utilizing NGOs to help Foggy Bottom identify growing trends in science and technology.

Shutterstock image: cyber defense.

Security experts: OPM breach shows Einstein isn't enough

Post-mortems on the OPM hack show that former officials agree on one thing: that Einstein 3 and CDM, cornerstones of federal civilian cyber defense, need to be enhanced.

Anne Rung -- Commerce Department Photo

OFPP issues guidance on reverse auctions

GAO studies have shown increasing use of reverse auctions, including some instances where they weren't used very effectively.

Shutterstock image (by dencg): digital warning sign.

Are you one of the 4 million? Here's what to watch for

OPM is partnering with CSID to try to manage the fallout from a massive breach of some 4 million federal personnel records.

Shutterstock image: the Capitol Building.

CJS funding bill would limit high-tech surveillance

Several provisions in the Commerce-Justice-Science bill would bar the use of funds for various surveillance activities.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.