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RIP, HTTP

Federal websites will be required to tack on the "s" for "secure" by the end of next year.

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OPM records the 'Holy Grail' of counter-intelligence

'Very old systems' and a lot of valuable, unencrypted data left millions vulnerable, despite the application of interior and perimeter defenses.

NASA picks 9 tools to scope out icy moon – and maybe alien life

Europa, frozen moon of Jupiter, might hold vast oceans and even life. NASA has OK'd a fleet of instruments aimed at exposing her secrets.

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Report: State Department needs to rethink use of tech

A National Research Council study suggests utilizing NGOs to help Foggy Bottom identify growing trends in science and technology.

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Security experts: OPM breach shows Einstein isn't enough

Post-mortems on the OPM hack show that former officials agree on one thing: that Einstein 3 and CDM, cornerstones of federal civilian cyber defense, need to be enhanced.

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OFPP issues guidance on reverse auctions

GAO studies have shown increasing use of reverse auctions, including some instances where they weren't used very effectively.

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Are you one of the 4 million? Here's what to watch for

OPM is partnering with CSID to try to manage the fallout from a massive breach of some 4 million federal personnel records.

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CJS funding bill would limit high-tech surveillance

Several provisions in the Commerce-Justice-Science bill would bar the use of funds for various surveillance activities.

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Mobile app criteria, new Snowden revelations and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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DISA redoing content delivery

The Defense Information Systems Agency is exploring the next version of its Global Content Delivery Service.

The ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider, an experiment with large involvement from physicists at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Hadron collider data tap open again

The facility shut down in 2012 for modifications that increased the volume and quality of data generated.

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Untold lines of code make Pentagon weapons vulnerable

DOD officials are up against a daunting challenge in making weapons systems more secure from hackers.

The 2015 Federal 100

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