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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.

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The future of FedRAMP

The General Services Administration's Matthew Goodrich predicts more agency-driven authorizations and previews a new two-year road map.

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How the Army is approaching its cloud strategy

Archie Mackie became product director of enterprise computing at the Army PEO EIS in June. In a Nov. 7 interview with FCW, he explained why the Army is cautious but hopeful in its adoption of the cloud.

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A dubious honor for IRS.gov, cyber-training priorities, worldwide warrants and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Verizon gets ATO for federal enterprise cloud services

Verizon’s Enterprise Cloud: Federal Edition joins a relatively small but growing pool of ATO-approved cloud service providers.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!