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NIST, DHS Partner to Establish Internet Routing System Security Standards

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has worked with the Department of Homeland Security and the internet industry to develop standards for the protection of electronic messages from data theft. The Internet Engineering Task Force published the Secure Inter-Domain Routing framework in an effort to establish a uniform approach for protecting the internet’s …

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DHS S&T Project Aims to Repurpose Analytic Tools for Border Security Operations

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has launched a new project to repurpose, modify or integrate existing commercial and government analytic tools into border security platforms. DHS said Friday it aims to produce automated software to increase the amount of available data for border situational awareness missions through the Adaptive …

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Rep. Will Hurd Seeks to Include Central IT Modernization Fund in FITARA Scorecard

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) looks to evaluate a proposed information technology modernization working capital fund through the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act scorecard used to evaluate the performance of government IT systems, MeriTalk reported Friday. The planned central IT modernization fund is part of the Modernizing Government Technology Act, which has …

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FedRAMP Rolls Out ‘Tailored’ Baseline for Low-Risk Cloud SaaS Offerings

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has launched a “tailored” baseline designed to accelerate the process for authorizing low-impact software- as-a-service platforms for government use. A blog entry posted Thursday says the FedRAMP Tailored baseline covers low-risk systems such as collaboration platforms, project management applications and tools that support open-source code development. The baseline is also …

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Federal CIO Margie Graves: Agencies Move to Implement Standardized IT Spending Tracker

Federal agencies have started to implement a standard framework for monitoring information technology spending, FCW reported Tuesday. Margie Graves, acting federal chief information officer, said that the Technology Business Management framework is intended to help government agencies locate IT costs and understand their business cases. Graves added that the CIO Council and General …

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