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GSA assists agencies with data center consolidation

GSA helping federal agencies manage OMB data center directive.

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Cyber commission wants public ideas for bolstering IT security

The Commission for Enhancing National Cybersecurity has issued a request for information to inform its recommendations on how to strengthen IT security in both the public and private sectors.

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Government influence at hacker conferences grows

As the government's need for skilled IT specialists grows, Las Vegas information security conferences have become a nontraditional recruiting ground for federal employers.

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GSA's internal IT is OK, watchdog says

The General Services Administration gets high marks on an inspector general IT security assessment.

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House panel wants update on Census IT risks

As the 2020 enumeration draws ever closer, key lawmakers want assurances that the Census Bureau is managing risks in IT acquisition.

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How the Pentagon can help federal buying power

The Defense Department’s plan to stand up IT for a background check bureau could be a model for civilian-DOD cooperation.

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Making the cloud safe for intel

The intelligence community's tech think tank wants a new model for keeping data safe in the cloud.

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IG: Interior needs to tighten computer security

A new report says the Interior Department needs to strengthen user access controls and mobile encryption.

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GSA releases fast-lane FedRAMP template

GSA unveiled the report template cloud service providers can use to get in the agency’s fast-lane program for FedRAMP approval.

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Two years of USDS: Obama's tech push going strong

The U.S. Digital Service turns two this week, and although the program is not without its critics, it gets good grades for the innovative technology services it brings to government.

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DOD deputy CIO to lead IT at OPM

David De Vries will take over IT at the Office of Personnel Management, as the human resources agency prepares to stand up a new background check bureau.

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DHS S&T goes for second on tech accelerator

DHS' research arm has opened a second round of its tech accelerator project for emergency responders' gear.