News and notes from around the federal IT community.
A June 9 hardware failure stalls passport and visa issuances, but is apparently unrelated to last year's failure of the Consular Consolidated Database.
The OPM breach is looking worse than initially projected, with potentially every fed's information compromised. And the breach was discovered during a vendor's sales demonstration.
The formation of the coalition, a private sector-led group with tacit federal support, comes at a critical time for cybersecurity information-sharing legislation.
VA's pending system helps solve the agency's internal interoperability problems, while extending data to the DoD.
The OPM breach is getting all the attention, but recent attacks on State Department and White House systems should have agencies equally concerned.
The federal CIO's message to agency IT officials doesn't mention the OPM breach, but it certainly conveys a sense of urgency.
If terabytes of data are released in the forest and no one is around to read them, do they make a difference?
Senior leadership's message is clear that a half-hearted effort at tracking government spending data just won't cut it.
Evolving biometrics should be more difficult to spoof, but they present challenges for accuracy and privacy.
Almost 14 years after the September 11 attacks, radio interoperability remains a dream deferred.
"Not every application is meant for the cloud," says the director of the GSA program that certifies cloud security.