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Can CDM change the game?

The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program represents a dramatic shift from the government's traditional focus on certifying systems as secure and then rechecking them every so often.

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IGs and cloud, smartphones and predators, and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Revamped HealthCare.gov site ready for prime time, officials say

CMS executives describe testing efforts, preview changes made for next open enrollment period.

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Twitter's soft power

A former U.S. diplomat argues that social media is extending the range and influence of foreign leaders

National security implications for financial system cyberattacks?

Investigators have told the president they don't yet know who is behind the attacks, but a new Proofpoint report offers some clues.

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What we've got here is failure to communicate ...

At EA 2014, enterprise architects from across government grappled with the challenge of getting outsiders to understand what they do.

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Urban design tool taps DOE's building database

Researchers developed LakeSim to deal with problems in urban planning and assess a redevelopment project's long-term effects on energy and transportation needs.

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NSA IT, a better interface for CBP, data worries and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Big structural challenges face e-voting in the U.S.

An Atlantic Council report explores the challenges of online and mobile device-based voting.

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Navigating the risks of storing information in the cloud

Concerns range from vulnerability to hacking to data ownership to the stability of cloud providers.

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GPO cloud, Army IT, cyber insurance and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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DHS official: New scanning authority will help nip next Heartbleed in the bud

The Department of Homeland Security’s new and improved authority to scan agency networks for serious computer viruses could significantly reduce the time it takes DHS to get in front of the next bad thing.