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GSA seeks industry input on NS2020

Recent request for information sheds light on the acquisition vehicle that will replace Networx.

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Common-sense techniques to save taxpayer dollars

Basic business concepts such as price transparency can drive big savings. We need to apply them more broadly.

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NTIA launches Spectrum.gov

The inventory of agency spectrum shows just how complicated it could be to share bandwidth.

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DHS: 'Nefarious actors' moving to exploit Heartbleed

An advisory memo details shared code and other signs of intent to penetrate vulnerable systems.

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GSA's Hashmi goes to GitHub to talk IT trends and strategies

In an April 11 GitChat, GSA's acting CIO stresses agile development, open source and modular contracts as priorities for his agency.

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Justice, FTC offer new encouragement for information sharing

A joint policy statement assures companies they can share cyberthreat information without violating antitrust laws.

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DHS: Heartbleed not a threat to federal websites

Cybersecurity leader Larry Zelvin claims "core citizen-facing websites are not exposed to risks" from the security flaw.

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CDX pits NSA hackers against service academies

The Cyber Defense Exercise, now in its 14th year, is designed to put classroom lessons to use in the real world.

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Symantec simulation could be a recruiting tool

The two-day, closed-door exercise brought together contractors and defense agencies in a test of cyberwarfare.

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Agencies react to 'Heartbleed' security hole

IRS.gov and HealthCare.gov remain secure, while GSA defends the reliability of open source software.

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Making the case for more contests

Government has barely scratched the surface of what it could achieve in R&D with more, better and bigger prize competitions, experts say.

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GAO: IRS has information security control weaknesses

The IRS has failed to consistently install appropriate patches on all databases and servers to protect against known vulnerabilities, GAO found.