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Classification by the numbers, website sprawl, a new DARPA deal and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Canceled procurement, gaps in VOIP, virtual currencies and the future of the Net

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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A new face, renewed vision at GSA policy office

Christine Harada has two distinct focuses for what she wants to achieve at the Office of Governmentwide Policy.

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The cybersecurity framework and you

Deconstructing the tools that have emerged from Obama's executive order on securing critical infrastructure.

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NSTIC pilot offers identity proofing for health records

Security is a growing issue as more medical practices offer patients online access to their own health records.

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NIST goes global with cyber framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has sent delegations to Tel Aviv and Tokyo, carrying a message of collaboration between government and industry.

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DARPA seeks online news provider

The proposed agency newsletter will serve an audience of about 120 DARPA personnel.

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Program management: The importance of architecture

Integrating a comprehensive business architecture into an IT program's technical architecture can reduce risk and save time and money.

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Cyber shapes defense spending, privacy board reports on surveillance

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Social Security plans pivot to agile

SSA is in the midst of migrating its data operations to a 300,000 square foot facility that is still under construction.

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ICS-CERT sounds alarm on critical infrastructure attacks

The warnings come as DHS' Quadrennial Homeland Security Review highlights the dangers of "cyber-physical convergence."

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IT and disability: A symbiotic pair

There is no silver bullet for decreasing the rampant unemployment for people with disabilities, but both assistive technology and IT jobs afford the most promise to a static problem.