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VPN hacks, GFEBS' newest customer, a Blackberry-Samsung partnership and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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NOAA hopes to find data security in the cloud

As the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration pushes more of its massive trove of data out to the public, securing that information becomes a greater concern.

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Former DHS official: Response to USIS hack could have been better coordinated

A former DHS official, 10 days removed from the job, details what went down and why. Meanwhile, U.S. CERT Director Ann Barron-DiCamillo calls for more cyber hygiene in wake of USIS hack.

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Why agencies are drowning in data

An industry-sponsored report suggests that feds could leverage information governance to great effect.

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The promise of technology transfer

DHS S&T is lining up more technologies to make the transition from government to commercial application, in hopes they will redound to the benefit of all.

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OGIS' Miriam Nisbet heads for the exits

After five years on the job, the founding director of the Office of Government Information Services believes that a deeper understanding and acceptance of FOIA is seeping into the federal government.

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Postal Service reveals cyber breach

The September attack, made public Nov. 10, potentially puts customer and employee personal information at risk, including addresses, Social Security numbers and emails.

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The future of FedRAMP

The General Services Administration's Matthew Goodrich predicts more agency-driven authorizations and previews a new two-year road map.

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A dubious honor for IRS.gov, cyber-training priorities, worldwide warrants and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Verizon gets ATO for federal enterprise cloud services

Verizon’s Enterprise Cloud: Federal Edition joins a relatively small but growing pool of ATO-approved cloud service providers.

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18F hackathon aims to involve more women in civic tech

GSA's innovation hub hosts training day and coding collaboration geared toward women in technology.

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Should social media affect your security clearance?

As continuous evaluation efforts ramp up, the intelligence community is testing ways to fold online postings into the mix.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

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