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A CyberVor silver lining for feds?

While federal websites were likely in the mix of targets, experts said agencies complying with FISMA and other cybersecurity guidelines should be OK.

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DHS suspends work with USIS after cyberattack

Background-check firm says the breach "has all the markings of a state-sponsored attack."

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EPA’s cloud computing conundrum

An IG report critical of the agency’s handling of its cloud services shows a “business as usual” approach to managing assets, says a Deltek analyst.

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Phased retirement, contractor performance, buying cyber threats and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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What keeps DARPA up at night?

The Internet of Things presents a challenge for both personal and national security, says DARPA's Randy Garrett.

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Collecting comments, bulking up for health IT and waiting for a crisis

News and notes from around the federal IT community

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DHS's Borkowski: Acquisition officials must get tougher with industry

Customs and Border Protection assistant commissioner offers straight talk on costs, performance of contracts.

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Getting DoD to buy commercial IT

Former ranking defense IT officials argue that an empowered CIO would help the military focus on off-the-shelf IT and avoid the "death spiral of software development."

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Before CyberVor: A dozen key federal breaches

As 1.2 billion internet logins are compromised, FCW revisits the most notable agency cyber-breaches of the last four years.

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Is law enforcement a new frontier for shared services?

When it comes to case management, federal law enforcement agencies often have to find their own solutions.

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Research portals, build-it yourself spacecraft and 3D craniums

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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VA releases RFI for next generation of IT

Vendors looking to be primes and subcontractors on T4NG have until Aug. 28 to submit statements of their capability to perform the work contained in the request for information.