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Interior renews support for obsolete tech

Microsoft declared Windows Server 2003 dead in July, but the Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation is buying custom support for 100 licenses.

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GSA enters quiet mode on telecom RFP

The rest of the month will be spent making final changes to the RFP, so GSA will not be responding to additional inquiries.

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More screens, more millennials?

Getting young people into government can be challenging. One company's prescription: Wow them with a "Minority Report" conference room.

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Prioritizing authentication, GitHub attacked, Carter back to Silicon Valley and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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The new RFI: Request for innovation

The natural tendency of RFPs and RFIs to protect outdated architectures must be overcome if FITARA is to succeed.

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Labor CIO pushes back against critical IG report

Dawn Leaf defended the department's efforts to implement two-factor authentication and raised concerns about the 'completeness and accuracy' of the IG's findings.

Are VA techies slacking off on Yammer?

A new IG report cites security and productivity concerns associated with employees' use of the popular online collaboration tool.

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Big money for agile, FCC's big move, NSF funding for ecodata and Interior's new look

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Can America thump China for the OPM hack – and should it?

Foreign relations experts tackle tough questions of how, and if, the U.S. should retaliate against China for the latter's suspected orchestration of the biggest act of cyber espionage in history.

Robert O. Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense.

DOD sets up cyber workforce council

The group will include members from the offices of the DOD CIO, Defense undersecretaries for personnel and readiness, policy, and intelligence, and the National Security Agency.

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How OPM breach victims can fight back

Credit monitoring and credit freezes are recommended, as is providing false information for security questions on social media, banking and other websites.

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Another lawsuit for OPM, Ashley Madison's government customers and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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