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OMB releases cyber guidance for contractors

With hackers using contractors to access sensitive federal data, the Office of Management and Budget has released draft guidance aimed at strengthening contractor cybersecurity.

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LGBTQ techies take over the White House

Diversity stood at center stage as programmers tackled problems ranging from minority tech hiring to criminal justice reform.

DHS cyber appointments, email hacking, NSF grants and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Tech Lady Hackathon: 'A really open community for women'

More than 150 people turned out for the 3rd annual Tech Lady Hackathon in D.C. on Aug. 8.

A nuclear blast from the past

Vintage reel-to-reel data recorders are still spitting out telemetry on weapons tests three decades later.

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NS2020 EIS: Another step forward for GSA

The agency's latest approach to telecom contracting builds on its past successes while embracing competition and innovation.

Pete Nicoletti is chief information security officer at Virtustream.

Finding security in the cloud

A few key considerations can make it a little easier to choose a cloud provider in a complex regulatory landscape.

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Purchase-card innovation, HHS re-orgs, email hacks and drone management

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Another cyber bill, a FedRAMP report card, cyber-ed partnerships and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Interior Department soars on Instagram

Social media is easier said than done for federal agencies, but the Interior Department's Instagram account is the very picture of success.

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OPM breach notifications, round two

New contracting papers show the feds are trying to avoid repeating the mistakes of the first round of OPM breach notifications.

UAV in flight

Navy drones, an innovation festival and predicting the grid

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.