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NASA and small biz, Pentagon and the private sector, Hagel and India

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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NIST test bed will probe industrial systems for cyber flaws

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is trying to get ahead of attackers by developing a simulation system that emulates industrial operations.

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The IC wants a peek at the future of your brain

An IARPA RFI seeks answers on what brain structures could be used to determine future job performance.

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'Buy and buy once,' urges DOJ CIO

New CIO Joe Klimavicz wants the Justice Department to adopt a service broker model for IT acquisition.

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FCC passes new text-to-911 rules

While just two percent of Americans have access to text-to-911 services -- and not all commissioners support the idea -- new FCC rules promise wider deployment.

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A CyberVor silver lining for feds?

While federal websites were likely in the mix of targets, experts said agencies complying with FISMA and other cybersecurity guidelines should be OK.

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DHS suspends work with USIS after cyberattack

Background-check firm says the breach "has all the markings of a state-sponsored attack."

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Cybersecurity: What the U.S. can teach Europe

European countries should take a cue from the U.S. and move from being reactive to proactive when it comes to cybersecurity policies, writes Titania's Edwin Bentley.

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EPA’s cloud computing conundrum

An IG report critical of the agency’s handling of its cloud services shows a “business as usual” approach to managing assets, says a Deltek analyst.

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Phased retirement, contractor performance, buying cyber threats and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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What keeps DARPA up at night?

The Internet of Things presents a challenge for both personal and national security, says DARPA's Randy Garrett.

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News and notes from around the federal IT community