GAO sounds alarm bells on IRS financial systems

From basic functions to security protections, IRS' financial systems are subpar and threaten the agency's mission, according to a new audit.

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Pentagon purges HTML from .mil emails

The Pentagon is tightening the screws on its campaign to improve email security. Get ready for a return to plain text.

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How DISA is helping to connect FirstNet

The Pentagon's tech support agency has been helping a startup government effort build a nationwide broadband communications network for first responders.

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Can the Pentagon connect with the Internet of Things?

Experts say DOD cannot capitalize on the Internet of Things until a common language for the countless and far-flung devices on defense networks emerges.

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OPM gets cyber hiring nod, DISA moves on classified mobile and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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What a big Navy breach taught the Army

The Army had been paying close attention to the Navy's operation to drive Iranian hackers from the unclassified portion of the service's intranet.

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VA's troubled IT is a campaign trail topic

Technology issues don't play a prominent role in the presidential campaign, but some Democratic candidates are exploring one key issue in their Veterans Day messages.

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For the future to work, tech needs to bare all

Open-source systems and open windows onto those systems will be the keys to a future in which citizens trust and engage with Internet-connected devices everywhere.

Commerce launches data start-up, SEA names interim leader and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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GSA mulls new cloud acquisition vehicle

The General Services Administration wants to home in on the needs of federal cloud customers as it considers replacing soon-to-expire blanket purchase agreements.

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NSA chief says agency discloses '91 percent' of zero day bugs

The National Security Agency last year disclosed to the private sector about 91 percent of previously unknown software vulnerabilities the agency discovered, according to NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers.

VA names new info security chief

CIO LaVerne Council tapped agency insider Brian Burns for the key role of chief information security officer.

The Fed 100

Nominations for the 2016 Federal 100 Awards are now being accepted. 

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