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GSA plots Schedule 70 cyber assurance SIN

The latest special item number RFI follows on the addition earlier this year of a cloud SIN, and a proposed SIN for health IT.

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Sandia wants to help security analysts see better

A research agreement with EyeTracking Inc. could benefit intelligence analysts working to identify security threats.

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A season for cyber

A big cybersecurity bill awaits the Senate in September, and several other information-security measures are in the pipeline.

IBM: "Creating a Balanced Porfolio of Information Technology Metrics"

Metrics key to measuring success on IT projects

CIOs need to develop and use metrics so they know what works and can tell a better story about IT successes, says a new report from the IBM Center for the Business of Government.

BlackBerry joins cyber alliance, FBI opens biometric tech center and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Feds talk app stores

Mobility is just as much about apps as it is devices. But vetting and featuring good apps is still a challenge for federal agencies.

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Sprint leaders take a modest lap

Two agencies stood above the rest at the end of the federal cyber sprint, and one of them was the agency at the center of the cybersecurity maelstrom.

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Booz Allen tapped for $202 million HealthCare.gov contract

Systems integration work could extend through 2020; QSSI to continue with system testing.

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NIST identifies objectives for cyber standards

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is proposing four broad objectives as the foundation for international standards in cyberspace.

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Booking a satellite, busting on executive orders and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Decrypting outbound data a key to security

Decrypting and inspecting network traffic is still a work in progress for federal agencies, according to F5 Networks' Randy Wood.

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OMB releases cyber guidance for contractors

With hackers using contractors to access sensitive federal data, the Office of Management and Budget has released draft guidance aimed at strengthening contractor cybersecurity.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.

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