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USPS retirement, HHS cyber conference and NATO cyber defense

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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NASA rethinks contract awards under latest SEWP iteration

Responding to multiple protests, NASA said that until "corrective action is complete, any awarded SEWP V contracts remain suspended."

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Why cyber took a back seat in Beijing

In advance of President Barack Obama’s meeting with China President Xi Jinping, White House advisers made a lot of noise about getting tough with China on cybersecurity. But the topic was barely mentioned by either side after the talks.

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Bridging the skills gap one vet at a time

Companies are helping veterans transition to careers in big data, enterprise architecture and other fast-growing IT fields -- and getting well-trained employees in the process.

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VPN hacks, GFEBS' newest customer, a Blackberry-Samsung partnership and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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NOAA hopes to find data security in the cloud

As the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration pushes more of its massive trove of data out to the public, securing that information becomes a greater concern.

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Former DHS official: Response to USIS hack could have been better coordinated

A former DHS official, 10 days removed from the job, details what went down and why. Meanwhile, U.S. CERT Director Ann Barron-DiCamillo calls for more cyber hygiene in wake of USIS hack.

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DHS inks temporary myE-Verify contract

The myE-Verify application will allow workers to check the information on their I-9s to see if the E-Verify system would confirm their eligibility.

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IG: DOD lacks quality management approach

The Defense Department lacks an overarching policy to consistently apply quality management system requirements, according to a Pentagon inspector general report.

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The promise of technology transfer

DHS S&T is lining up more technologies to make the transition from government to commercial application, in hopes they will redound to the benefit of all.

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OGIS' Miriam Nisbet heads for the exits

After five years on the job, the founding director of the Office of Government Information Services believes that a deeper understanding and acceptance of FOIA is seeping into the federal government.

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Postal Service reveals cyber breach

The September attack, made public Nov. 10, potentially puts customer and employee personal information at risk, including addresses, Social Security numbers and emails.

The 2015 Federal 100

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