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GCN Award winners, online privacy, Syrian malware and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community

Infrastructure

Why FISMA is not enough for the Internet of Things

It's not just TSA devices that are vulnerable, says Billy Rios, director of threat intelligence at Qualys. And the procurement process is a crucial link in preventing back-door cyberattacks on federal facilities.

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HHS cloud plans, a key IT vacancy and talk of a cyber-specific service branch

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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For IG, the future is now at USPS

Inspector General David Williams takes a broad view of his role at the perennially cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service, including the development of new technologies and revenue streams.

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No on FITARA, yes on wearable gear, maybe on JSF software

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Army hits reset button on intelligence-sharing system

The next phase of the $5 billion Distributed Common Ground System will likely be open to bidders in fiscal 2016.

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The story behind DOT's cyber makeover

CIO Richard McKinney says it started with the realization that staff considered cybersecurity measures to be "inconvenient."

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We're the government. Trust us.

As more citizen services move online, agencies are struggling to strike a balance between convenience and security with online identity proofing.

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JIE comes into focus under Halvorsen

After three months on the job, acting DOD CIO Terry Halvorsen is putting his stamp on leading Defense IT projects.

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What Roat's move to DOT means for FedRAMP

Bottlenecks remain a concern, but observers expect a smooth transition.

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HHS releases first RFP under Buyers Club

Procurement adviser Mark Naggar hopes the solicitation will become a model for innovative acquisition.

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TechFAR, Digital Playbook get tentative thumbs up

The new tools are a first step, but critics still contend that federal acquisition rules are outdated when it comes to buying IT.