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Can CDM change the game?

The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program represents a dramatic shift from the government's traditional focus on certifying systems as secure and then rechecking them every so often.

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IGs and cloud, smartphones and predators, and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Revamped HealthCare.gov site ready for prime time, officials say

CMS executives describe testing efforts, preview changes made for next open enrollment period.

National security implications for financial system cyberattacks?

Investigators have told the president they don't yet know who is behind the attacks, but a new Proofpoint report offers some clues.

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Twitter's soft power

A former U.S. diplomat argues that social media is extending the range and influence of foreign leaders

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Urban design tool taps DOE's building database

Researchers developed LakeSim to deal with problems in urban planning and assess a redevelopment project's long-term effects on energy and transportation needs.

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OPM’s breakup with USIS could be a seminal moment

A state-sponsored breach, not other failings, reportedly prompted OPM to terminate its big contract with USIS.

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NSA IT, a better interface for CBP, data worries and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Fed millennials are a satisfied bunch

An OPM report found that almost two-thirds of federal employees born since 1980 consider government a good place to work.

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VA moving to fire embattled procurement official

Susan Taylor would be the first senior executive removed under expedited procedures enacted earlier this year.

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GPO cloud, Army IT, cyber insurance and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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DHS official: New scanning authority will help nip next Heartbleed in the bud

The Department of Homeland Security’s new and improved authority to scan agency networks for serious computer viruses could significantly reduce the time it takes DHS to get in front of the next bad thing.

Operation Jump Start

FCW is proud to support this Feb. 9 event to help the soldiers of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom transition to civilian careers.