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Senate panel approves DHS cyber hiring measure

The bill is aimed at giving the Department of Homeland Security more flexibility in hiring cybersecurity specialists.

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FITARA in play in House defense bill

The House is revisiting IT reform as part of the annual Pentagon policy measure, but it's not clear if the Senate will play ball.

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Infrastructure cyber intrusion: A cautionary tale

ICS-CERT typically does not provide much detail when reporting incursions, but it made an exception for two recent cases to highlight the dangers.

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DOD turns to FedRAMP and cloud brokering

Civilian agencies' approach to cloud security is now a key part of the Pentagon's process.

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Pumping up the procurement playbook

HHS CTO Bryan Sivak said he wants to "make it easier to digest and run procurements."

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Treasury official calls for quick Data Act demos

As Treasury moves to implement the Data Act, potential costs and agency buy-in remain concerns.

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GSA stands by for OASIS protests

An industry analyst said the agency virtually guaranteed protests by using written debriefings instead of face-to-face meetings with unsuccessful vendors.

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China faces cyber espionage charges

The Justice Department accused five officers from a People’s Liberation Army hacking unit with stealing proprietary information from U.S. companies and a labor union.

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Spreading the OASIS wealth

GSA has awarded contracts to 74 companies under the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services program.

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Sandia delves into brain-modeled computer systems

Computers based on the neural network of the human brain would be ideal for operating UAVs and solving big-data problems.

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DARPA targets MERS

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency work on Middle East Respiratory Syndrome is one of the first big tests for its nascent Biological Technologies Office.

CDC's BioMosaic helps track MERS

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's app integrates demography, migration and health data to analyze the potential spread of the disease.