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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

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DISA releases draft of new cloud security requirements

Comments from industry and others interested in the draft security requirements guide are due Dec. 29.

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FISMA, TSA IT measures on way to president

The FISMA overhaul incorporates the existing division of labor on protecting federal networks, while the TSA measure creates new levels of oversight for IT acquisition at the agency.

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Airborne surveillance, IT interns and network defenses

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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NARA gets more power over records under new law

The nation's archivist gets rule-writing authority under a new law. Will everyday feds notice the difference?

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Big data is not just a job, it's an adventure

Officials from DHS and DOT face different challenges with departmental data but agree that when it comes to managing big data, "you're never done."

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SANS, CSIS unveil cyber scholarships for Air Force vets

A new scholarship program for Air Force veterans taps into the increasing demand for cybersecurity jobs.

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DOJ: 'Increase the cost' for nation-state hackers

Regardless of where the investigation into North Korea's alleged role in the Sony hack leads, the Obama administration's strategy of indicting state-sponsored hacking is likely to continue.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

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