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New role for CIA's ex-CIO, Tor's secret bug-fixers and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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25,000 affected by USIS breach

DHS had already suspended work with the contractor in the wake of the breach, first revealed Aug. 6.

John DeLong, NSA compliance director

DeLong: NSA security reforms predate Snowden

Compliance director also claims explaining what NSA does is becoming a greater part of the agency's culture.

18F

'Hacking bureaucracy' at 18F

Greg Godbout, executive director of GSA's innovation lab, wants to set an example in hiring and other areas for the rest of the federal government to emulate.

David Bennett

DISA's Bennett preaches COTS and consolidation

The CIO of the Defense Information Systems Agency is finding that attachment to physical products is hard to shake.

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Contracting case studies, AWS security, CANES consolidation and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Thomas Sharpe

GSA unveils unified acquisition strategy

the Federal Acquisition Service aims to be both a better provider and a trusted adviser.

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CDM enters stage two: Critical applications

DHS has secured funding for a program to tackle the next layer of network vulnerabilities.

Soldier uses a Samsung device as part of the Nett Warrior project.  Photo: PEO Soldier

Barcodes and scanners: It’s the Army, not the supermarket

The goal is relieving busy data collectors in the field from labor-intensive tasks, saving time and reducing errors, says Col. Jack Wayman.

SEWP V

SEWP V awards delayed, start date unchanged

Contracts for SEWP V would be awarded sometime in September, not August, as had been previously planned.

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National labs go big on climate modeling

Eight national laboratories will team with other institutions to develop new climate and Earth system models.

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Information dominance, health care secrecy and STIG approval

News and notes from around the federal IT community.