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Phased retirement, contractor performance, buying cyber threats and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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What keeps DARPA up at night?

The Internet of Things presents a challenge for both personal and national security, says DARPA's Randy Garrett.

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Collecting comments, bulking up for health IT and waiting for a crisis

News and notes from around the federal IT community

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Getting DoD to buy commercial IT

Former ranking defense IT officials argue that an empowered CIO would help the military focus on off-the-shelf IT and avoid the "death spiral of software development."

Cybersecurity research

How agencies' security efforts can drive economic growth

Government IT can support more than just an agency mission -- physical and cybersecurity alike are critical to economic vitality.

Cyberattack, financial services

1.2 billion stolen logins, but very few answers

The "CyberVor" attack dwarfs last year's Target breach, but the implications for government sites and records are still unclear.

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Before CyberVor: A dozen key federal breaches

As 1.2 billion internet logins are compromised, FCW revisits the most notable agency cyber-breaches of the last four years.

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Is law enforcement a new frontier for shared services?

When it comes to case management, federal law enforcement agencies often have to find their own solutions.

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Research portals, build-it yourself spacecraft and 3D craniums

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Researchers question the security of sat-com, USB tech

Papers to be presented at the Black Hat conference this week will suggest greater vulnerabilities than previously thought in two key data-transfer tools.

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VA releases RFI for next generation of IT

Vendors looking to be primes and subcontractors on T4NG have until Aug. 28 to submit statements of their capability to perform the work contained in the request for information.

Shared financial management

The Data Act's unexpected benefit

Common standards don't come easily, but the demands of complying with the Data Act could give agencies a leg up when migrating to a financial shared-services provider.