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Feds seek info-sharing standards for private-sector data breaches

Federal law enforcement officials say national reporting standards could help investigators uncover culprits.

FAA NextGen

FAA’s NextGen system off course, says IG

A report from the DOT inspector general found longstanding problems with cost increases, schedule slips and performance shortfalls.


Budget requests for science, research mostly flat

One big winner is likely to be NOAA, which is gearing up to launch new weather satellites in 2016-17.

Greg Mundell

Watch out for 'boiler room' cloud brokers

If cloud providers are also brokers, can an agency be sure its interests are put first?

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Continuous monitoring is improving cybersecurity, but not without challenges

Federal networks produce an astounding amount of data. Agencies are now trying to figure out how much of it to save, and for how long.

IG report finds flaws in NASA's mobile device management

About 14 percent of all agency-issued devices went unused for seven months, says a report from NASA IG Paul Martin.

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Weather satellite program appears back on track

Four of six instruments designed for NOAA’s next-gen system are ready for integration on the spacecraft, which is scheduled for launch in 2016.

DARPA is seeking dielets to help authenticate IT components and protect the supply chain

DARPA seeks dielets to defend the IT supply chain

The tiny electronic will be used to authenticate the provenance of components.

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GAO: DOD, VA need to move on interoperable health records

The joint program needs better management and clear lines of responsibility, the watchdog agency said in a report.

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DOT, HHS headline Challenge.gov offerings

The departments' crowdsourcing efforts are among a dozen new listings on the website, some of which offer cash prizes.

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Uncertainty after FedRAMP deadline, but oversight tools already exist

Feb. 28 reports will shed new light on agency's compliance efforts.

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Telework Week expected to draw 100,000-plus feds

Pledges for 2014 to work remotely have already exceeded last year's.