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Kris van Riper is a managing director at CEB and Dylan Moses is a research analyst at CEB.

Boosting employees’ security awareness

By designing security training tailored to employees’ behavior, agencies can quickly reduce risk -- and save time and money

FCW magazine

Let's talk about Alliant 2

The General Services Administration is going to great lengths to gather feedback on its IT services GWAC. Will it make for a better acquisition vehicle?

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OPM: 21.5M impacted by background-check breach

Agency details results of an "interagency forensic investigation," plans for assisting affected individuals.

Katherine Archuleta

OPM director refuses to resign amid new hack revelations

Officials detailed the timing of the two breaches and confirmed that they were executed by the same "actor."

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Fixing FISMA, blaming … someone, and another lawsuit

Lawmakers wrestled with the regulatory shortcomings that helped allow the OPM breach to happen as they continued the search for someone to blame. Employee unions, on the other hand, know whom they're blaming.

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Pentagon's Silicon Valley unit gets $1.75M for fiscal 2015

The outreach facility will get another $5 million for the next four years.

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MSPB suffers IT failure, says hack is not to blame

Merit Systems Protection Board data from as far back as November 2014 could be missing.

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Like duct-taping airbags to a '65 Mustang

Federal CIO Tony Scott says trying to graft modern security features onto legacy IT systems is like slapping modern safety features onto a classic car: darn near impossible, and ugly.

Justin Chiarodo is a partner and Philip Beshara is an associate in Dickstein Shapiro’s Government Contracts Practice.

What cyber insurance can do for contractors

When it comes to cybersecurity, the SAFETY Act deserves a second look, but companies should also consider commercial coverage.

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One company shows how it is embracing agile

CivicActions puts its 'open' money where its mouth is on 18F BPA.

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Google-style recruiting — even in government

Hire people who are better than you, and make sure they’re smart and curious, says Google exec Laszlo Bock.

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HHS mirrors Google, bank regulators' IT shortcomings and more

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.