Agencies


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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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.

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DHS to launch acquisition improvement project

The goal is to "improve acquisition in general, but also IT acquisition specifically," says Senior Enterprise Architect Nicole Willis.

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Army extends General Dynamics IT work on African news websites

Congress had voted to shutter the sites, but the Pentagon is continuing to operate them.

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4 signs agencies are serious about agile

Federal IT executives have been talking about agile development for years, but the iterative approach is now being incorporated into contracting requirements.

HP splits, CBP floats and FISMA scores

News and notes from around the federal IT community.