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FedRAMP logo. (Update 2014)

GSA to issue two-year FedRAMP road map

The plan will help agencies and vendors address the growth of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program throughout federal IT.

Screen capture of HealthCare.gov in November 2014.

Few hiccups for HealthCare.gov during open enrollment

Several thousand users registering for new accounts were put in an online waiting room for an average of about three minutes, but otherwise the site was able to support demand.

NASA data center

Data centers, biometrics and a new CIO for DIA

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Instagram image: Representative Mike Rogers (R-MI).

Outgoing Intelligence chairman warns of cyber vulnerabilities

Retiring Michigan Republican Mike Rogers’ valedictory is the latest in a series of dire warnings about the need to bolster cyber defenses.

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DHS warns feds about electronic billing ploy

A phishing campaign targeting government employees includes malware disguised as an attached invoice.

GSA Administrator and 2014 Government Eagle Award winner Dan Tangherlini

Power outage, disaster data, FedRAMP approval and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

capitol dome

Clock runs out on FOIA update

Popular bill to encourage broader document publication was stalled in the Senate until this week; Boehner declines to schedule House vote.

Sony Pictures Plaza in Culver City, California (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Why the Sony hack should scare feds

The attack on Sony marks an escalation that damaged a network and destroyed data. Experts say feds need to be watchful for similar assaults.

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Federal agencies must prepare for mobile payments

Now that all the major smartphone platforms offer mobile payment options, federal agencies need to join the trend

Cloud network security

DISA releases draft of new cloud security requirements

Comments from industry and others interested in the draft security requirements guide are due Dec. 29.

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FISMA, TSA IT measures on way to president

The FISMA overhaul incorporates the existing division of labor on protecting federal networks, while the TSA measure creates new levels of oversight for IT acquisition at the agency.

Jon Tester

Airborne surveillance, IT interns and network defenses

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!