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Feds talk app stores

Mobility is just as much about apps as it is devices. But vetting and featuring good apps is still a challenge for federal agencies.

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Sprint leaders take a modest lap

Two agencies stood above the rest at the end of the federal cyber sprint, and one of them was the agency at the center of the cybersecurity maelstrom.

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Booz Allen tapped for $202 million HealthCare.gov contract

Systems integration work could extend through 2020; QSSI to continue with system testing.

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NIST identifies objectives for cyber standards

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is proposing four broad objectives as the foundation for international standards in cyberspace.

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Booking a satellite, busting on executive orders and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Decrypting outbound data a key to security

Decrypting and inspecting network traffic is still a work in progress for federal agencies, according to F5 Networks' Randy Wood.

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OMB releases cyber guidance for contractors

With hackers using contractors to access sensitive federal data, the Office of Management and Budget has released draft guidance aimed at strengthening contractor cybersecurity.

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LGBTQ techies take over the White House

Diversity stood at center stage as programmers tackled problems ranging from minority tech hiring to criminal justice reform.

DHS cyber appointments, email hacking, NSF grants and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Tech Lady Hackathon: 'A really open community for women'

More than 150 people turned out for the 3rd annual Tech Lady Hackathon in D.C. on Aug. 8.

A nuclear blast from the past

Vintage reel-to-reel data recorders are still spitting out telemetry on weapons tests three decades later.

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NS2020 EIS: Another step forward for GSA

The agency's latest approach to telecom contracting builds on its past successes while embracing competition and innovation.

The 2015 Federal 100

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