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Cybersecurity's secret sauce: audits?

While a 'checklist' approach to cybersecurity is not effective, audits and compliance can be a tool for improvement.

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House passes bill to keep paychecks coming

White House threatens to veto measure that would pay essential employees during shutdown.

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AWS can resume CIA cloud project

Although IBM plans to appeal a judge's ruling, Amazon Web Services is ready to go back to work.

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Shutdown begins to affect contractors

The unavailabilty of systems subject to the shutdown is making it harder for businesses to hire.

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VA furloughs 2,700 IT employees

As carrryover funding runs out, department succumbs to shutdown.

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Are we sitting ducks in the cyber pond?

Washington heavyweights warn that the shutdown could be potentially disastrous for national security.

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GSA sets post-shutdown OASIS deadline

The government shutdown inserted another delay into GSA's OASIS timeline, but the agency now has a plan for moving ahead.

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Big data is big loser in priorities survey

More than half of government IT leaders expect no increase spending on big data in 2014, survey reveals.


Amazon-IBM dispute enters next phase

Oral arguments are about to begin in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on AWS's appeal of a GAO decision that reopened the competition for a ground-breaking CIA contract.

Weekend Reading

Your essential catch-up of the week's news

In a week dominated by shutdown stories, a few other gems came as well.

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Moonlight might feel right, but ask first

Furloughed feds who want to take a temporary job can do so -- within limits.

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Shutdown delays vote on deputy director of management

Senate majority leader rules: No confirmation vote until budget impasse ends.