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DHS: Heartbleed not a threat to federal websites

Cybersecurity leader Larry Zelvin claims "core citizen-facing websites are not exposed to risks" from the security flaw.

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And who will replace Burwell?

OMB director gets the nod to replace Sebelius, who is resigning from HHS

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GSA moves toward category management

The agency is using its experience with the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative to adopt targeted buying practices similar to those used in the private sector.

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CDX pits NSA hackers against service academies

The Cyber Defense Exercise, now in its 14th year, is designed to put classroom lessons to use in the real world.

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Symantec simulation could be a recruiting tool

The two-day, closed-door exercise brought together contractors and defense agencies in a test of cyberwarfare.

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Agencies react to 'Heartbleed' security hole

IRS.gov and HealthCare.gov remain secure, while GSA defends the reliability of open source software.

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Making the case for more contests

Government has barely scratched the surface of what it could achieve in R&D with more, better and bigger prize competitions, experts say.

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OMB seeks more money to tackle IT effectiveness

Budget Director Sylvia Burwell identified three management issues that need to be fixed to help IT procurement.

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Justice cancels 7 IT procurements over China links

The Section 516 rule seeks to eliminate IT gear from firms that are responsible for cyberattacks on U.S. companies or have ties to China's military.

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IG: DHS risks leaving remote workers stranded

The department's inspector general says backup plans for the systems that support workplace as a service are inadequate.

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CDM, before and after

Continuous diagnostics and mitigation will allow agencies to have a clearer view of vulnerability gaps, and could also aid forensic investigators after the fact.

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New FCC rulemaking could set up a spectrum superhighway

The spectrum in question is used by federal agencies, which would share frequencies with commercial entities.