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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.

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A 'start-up guide' for information interoperability

The aim is to provide a common language that makes it easier to share data from disparate sources, along with tools and techniques to make the sharing safer.

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Justice cancels 7 IT procurements over China links

The Section 516 rule seeks to eliminate IT gear from firms that are responsible for cyberattacks on U.S. companies or have ties to China's military.

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IG: DHS risks leaving remote workers stranded

The department's inspector general says backup plans for the systems that support workplace as a service are inadequate.

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CDM, before and after

Continuous diagnostics and mitigation will allow agencies to have a clearer view of vulnerability gaps, and could also aid forensic investigators after the fact.

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New FCC rulemaking could set up a spectrum superhighway

The spectrum in question is used by federal agencies, which would share frequencies with commercial entities.

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Experts advise not rushing to meet digital records deadline

"Where I see failures happening in implementation is when people try to do too much all at one time," says Guidance Software’s Chad McManamy.

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GSA 'family plans' post savings

The blanket purchase agreements are realizing 24 cents in savings on every dollar spent.

NASA releasing source code catalogue

The April 10 release will detail a wide variety of applications available for public use -- albeit in PDF form only for now.

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Feds propose streamlined strategy for health IT

A new report proposes a "risk based" approach that gives developers latitude to build computer applications for health records and capturing patient data, without the long lead times and trials that accompany FDA approval.