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Admiral Michael Rogers speaking at George Washington University on May 11, 2015.

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.


18F hacked procurement and got code for $1

GSA's in-house startup tried a reverse auction micro-purchase approach to buying code, and it turned out one techie was willing to work for far cheaper than anyone had imagined.

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Hashing out standards for information sharing

DHS and industry officials meet to begin drafting ground rules for Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations.

President Barack Obama receives the Presidential Daily Briefing from Robert Cardillo, Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Intelligence Integration, in the Oval Office, Jan. 31, 2012. Part of the briefing was done using a tablet computer. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Obama on Facebook, DHS form woes and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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VA chief touts interoperability

The key to improving veterans' health care is electronic health records that are interoperable among VA, DOD and the private sector, VA Secretary Robert McDonald said.

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Industry says it's fed up with feds' no hack-back rules

Battered by cyberattacks, the private sector wants to know when the government will take the fight to the adversary -- or at least let companies retaliate on their own.

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Pentagon releases cyber acquisition guidance

DOD's acquisition office released guidance late last month for program managers to better address cybersecurity risk during the acquisition process.

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NIST demystifies whitelisting, Pelosi leads trip to China and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Cyber official: IT rulebook revamp overdue, but not agile enough

DHS’ Gregory Touhill says an update to the government's 15-year-old document governing IT is a good thing, but feds still lag when it comes to getting and using the cybersecurity tools they need.


CSC, Netcracker fined for using uncleared coders in classified DISA work

Russian programmers worked on classified military communications code, according to a whistleblower complaint.

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IG's oppose records proposal, Congress concerned about car hacks and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Of Botnets and CISA

Sheldon Whitehouse's amendment to tackle botnets in the Senate cyber bill failed. How much good might the legislation have done?

The Fed 100

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

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