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POODLE's bark may be worse than its bite

DHS considers the Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption a middling threat to users.

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Understanding State's big database crash: Q&A with Greg Ambrose

FCW's exclusive interview with Greg Ambrose, the State Department’s director of consular systems and technology, who talked about how his office is trying to prevent a repeat of this summer's visa and passport database malfunction.

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Will new commercial mobile encryption affect agency BYOD policies?

The flip side of default data encryption on mobile devices is that a lost or stolen device won't yield up its secrets -- an important feature for many federal employees.

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A NASA nominee, NWS data and more robot boats

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Cyber cooperation 'the new normal'

Feds say cyber resiliency in financial services comes from public-private cooperation and aggressive prosecution.

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Mobile usage, a PTO nominee and NASA's data swap

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Respect the FAR

A new report from the Association of Proposal Management Professionals says the acquisition process is fine, but the way it’s used is not.

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Tightening security on federal payment cards

Beginning next year, new payment processing terminals at federal agencies must have the necessary software to support new security features.

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GSA unveils 'FedRAMP Ready' systems

The latest offering is intended to help agencies speed the process of deploying authorized cloud solutions.

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New weapons in the fight against emerging biothreats

In the midst of the Ebola outbreak, progress is being made on other fronts against bacterial threats such as anthrax and MRSA.

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Information sharing: Are we safer?

A decade after the 9/11 Commission identified agencies' reluctance to share information as a dangerous shortcoming, the government is moving in the right direction.

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GAO to CBP: Put testing data to better use for border security

GAO says Customs and Border Protection could do a better job analyzing information gathered on security tests at ports of entry.