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.
Addressing nontechnical challenges could help overcome slow-moving government policies and a compliance-focused culture, writes FireEye's Travis Rosiek.
The last of six authorizations to operate and a solicitation for a Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems came in the past week.
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.
Procurement adviser Mark Naggar hopes the solicitation will become a model for innovative acquisition.
News and notes from around the federal IT community.
The new tools are a first step, but critics still contend that federal acquisition rules are outdated when it comes to buying IT.
The next generation of VA's electronic health record should see benefits from agency advances in predictive analytics.
New CIO Joe Klimavicz wants the Justice Department to adopt a service broker model for IT acquisition.
Industry representatives want more information from federal officials supporting their claims that new procurement programs won't compete with the private sector.
News and notes from around the federal IT community
Information Technology Industry Council officials are "not optimistic" lawmakers will act on acquisition changes before the end of the 113th Congress.