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Cybersecurity research

NIST updates monitoring authorization process

The latest guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology follows on a November 2013 risk-management framework from OMB.

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House and Senate VA bills put senior execs on notice

Legislation is in motion to give the VA more authority to fire senior executives, but is that the best solution to the agency's woes?

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CIS girds for first wave of deferred deportation renewals

The first deadline for renewing applications in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is September, and agency officials are confident CIS's IT infrastructure can handle the rush.

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Fixing VA tech, touting tourism data and upgrading from GPS

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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The CIO puzzle: 'It's not that simple'

In a year that has seen more departures and shuffles of chief information officers in government, a recent survey provides a glimpse into the mind of the CIO.

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Don't throw me into the savings tar pit

Alan Balutis warns that IT cost savings rarely work out as planned.

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Code for America seeks new recruits

Now in its fifth year, a program that matches developers with government IT projects is looking for a new class.

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Where digital gov falls short, Franken pushes on privacy, Stempfley honored and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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White House looking to Capitol Hill on cyber

Cybersecurity is arguably one of the few bipartisan issues in Congress, and key stakeholders hope that will be enough to push through legislation this year.

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Does TWIC really work?

Senators grill port security experts on whether the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program is worth the time and money.

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How VA's $36 million move to the cloud evaporated

The Department of Veterans Affairs IT shop scuttled a long-planned cloud deal because of worries about email retention and security concerns.

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The cost of compliance

Reacting to data security problems is costlier than taking steps to avoid them, a new report says.