Einstein approved, GSA nominees move forward and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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ACT-IAC looks to 'dramatically improve' federal cybersecurity

The public-private group is surveying academia, industry and others, and will report its findings to federal CIO Tony Scott by the end of September.

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What exactly is enterprise risk management?

It's more than simply rolling up the traditional risk management efforts — and it's increasingly critical for agencies.


DHS signs up for OASIS

GSA expects to do about $250 million worth of business a year with the Department of Homeland Security under the OASIS memorandum.

E-invoice mandate, Flash malware spike and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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NIST app competition, Clapper's hack warning, DIA protests and a new intel CIO

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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GAO resolves DHS CDM protest

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services lost its protest of an award that went to Knowledge Consulting Group.


Treasury takes to Twitter to tout 10

The Treasury Department has enlisted 18F to assist its digital strategy and social media campaign for #TheNew10 launch of the first U.S. currency featuring a woman.

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Can tech improve taxpayer service? Only if it's bought and deployed

The IRS is facing renewed budget cuts after one of the worst tax filing seasons ever. Can the agency improve with less cash, or make different decisions about the cash it gets?

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NIST launches step-by-step cyber guide series

The publication provides IT implementers and security engineers with a detailed security architecture to copy or recreate.

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Is public growing 'desensitized' to breaches?

Monzy Merza, chief security evangelist for operational intelligence software firm Splunk, worries that the OPM hack will lead to less concern over smaller but still dangerous incidents.

Kathy Conrad: The exit interview

"It's not enough to just bring in smart, talented people. They need to work hand-in-hand with the many innovators and career leaders in government. And then to show quick wins."

The 2015 Federal 100

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