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It didn't start (and doesn't end) with OPM

The lax security that made OPM an easy target permeates government, says ICIT study.

 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) unveiled the HHS Response and Recovery Resources Compendium late mid July.

HHS develops resource portal, radiation detection tech

The aim is to provide an easy-to-use online catalog for quick disaster response.

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Defense health records, fed worker survey, Pentagon IT spending and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Paul K. Martin, NASA Inspector General.

NASA's top watchdog talks IT

NASA Inspector General Paul Martin says the agency has made strides, but is still far from perfect when it comes to IT governance and cybersecurity.

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AT&L official: Data restrictions in defense bill impede management

The already testy public debate between Pentagon officials and Sen. John McCain over an acquisition provision in the defense authorization bill is getting even testier.

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Making the most of agency email scandals

Chief Records Officer Paul Wester would prefer that records management was done right, of course, but the political kerfuffles do offer a teachable moment.

White House plugs plan to boost immigration IT

The U.S. Digital Service wants to bring a more intuitive process and consistent look and feel to online immigration applications.

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DOD looks to new analytics center to tackle insider threat

The Defense Insider Threat Management and Analysis Center is meant to be predictive rather than reactive, with the help of advances in big data.

Network maps, moisture maps and stalled job growth

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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GSA rolls out commodity IT service

The idea behind Advantage Select is for the agency to do the upfront work and award short-term BPAs that leverage existing contractor inventories.

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Interior IT flaws didn't lead to hack, says CIO

While Interior's IT woes didn't lead directly to a breach, an IG report said security flaws continue to plague the department.

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NTIS tries to refocus on data

The new plan is for the National Technical Information Service to become a hub for open data, but some in Congress would still like to shut the agency down.

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