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Decrypting outbound data a key to security

Decrypting and inspecting network traffic is still a work in progress for federal agencies, according to F5 Networks' Randy Wood.

Cybersecurity research

OMB releases cyber guidance for contractors

With hackers using contractors to access sensitive federal data, the Office of Management and Budget has released draft guidance aimed at strengthening contractor cybersecurity.

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LGBTQ techies take over the White House

Diversity stood at center stage as programmers tackled problems ranging from minority tech hiring to criminal justice reform.

DHS cyber appointments, email hacking, NSF grants and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

A nuclear blast from the past

Vintage reel-to-reel data recorders are still spitting out telemetry on weapons tests three decades later.

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NS2020 EIS: Another step forward for GSA

The agency's latest approach to telecom contracting builds on its past successes while embracing competition and innovation.

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Purchase-card innovation, HHS re-orgs, email hacks and drone management

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Donna Seymour, CIO for OPM. (August 2015)

IG, House chairman lambast OPM's CIO

Lawmakers take aim, an inspector general claims wrongdoing, an agency offers a vaguely worded defense. Is another leadership change in the works at the Office of Personnel Management?

Stephen Warren

Deputy CIO Warren exits VA

The onetime acting CIO at Veterans Affairs will be taking over CIO duties at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

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Another cyber bill, a FedRAMP report card, cyber-ed partnerships and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Interior Department soars on Instagram

Social media is easier said than done for federal agencies, but the Interior Department's Instagram account is the very picture of success.

Denise Turner Roth.

Roth's SAM deadline paves way for confirmation

GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth informed Sen. Claire McCaskill that the System for Award Management is scheduled for integration on Aug. 23, 2017.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.