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Terry Halvorsen

Halvorsen formalizes new DOD cloud procurement policy

Memo from Defense Department's acting CIO ends DISA monopoly on cloud procurements, addresses security standards.

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DHS cyber division opens up on R&D

A three-day event in D.C. is highlighting technologies developed and fostered by DHS S&T's Cyber Security Division.

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For fun and profit: Data entrepreneurs size up Recreation.gov RFP

Open-data advocates want to see developers build booking websites and apps to compete with the longtime vendor at Recreation.gov.

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GSA to issue two-year FedRAMP road map

The plan will help agencies and vendors address the growth of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program throughout federal IT.

Screen capture of HealthCare.gov in November 2014.

Few hiccups for HealthCare.gov during open enrollment

Several thousand users registering for new accounts were put in an online waiting room for an average of about three minutes, but otherwise the site was able to support demand.

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Data centers, biometrics and a new CIO for DIA

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Outgoing Intelligence chairman warns of cyber vulnerabilities

Retiring Michigan Republican Mike Rogers’ valedictory is the latest in a series of dire warnings about the need to bolster cyber defenses.

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DHS warns feds about electronic billing ploy

A phishing campaign targeting government employees includes malware disguised as an attached invoice.

GSA Administrator and 2014 Government Eagle Award winner Dan Tangherlini

Power outage, disaster data, FedRAMP approval and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Clock runs out on FOIA update

Popular bill to encourage broader document publication was stalled in the Senate until this week; Boehner declines to schedule House vote.

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Why the Sony hack should scare feds

The attack on Sony marks an escalation that damaged a network and destroyed data. Experts say feds need to be watchful for similar assaults.

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Federal agencies must prepare for mobile payments

Now that all the major smartphone platforms offer mobile payment options, federal agencies need to join the trend

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!