cybersecurity

Federal Agencies Begin Operations Monitoring Amid ‘Heartbleed’ Flaw

The U.S. government has started monitoring the operations of federal agencies following the discovery of a programming error in the Internet’s encryption system, FCW reported Thursday. Mark ...
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Dan Tangherlini: GSA Asks Developers to Help Consolidate HQ

The General Services Administration is seeking developers to help the agency consolidate 1,500 staffers from two buildings in Southwest Washington to the agency’s headquarters ...
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Robin Williams: Agencies Start to Eye Cyber Employee Mentoring

The Department of Homeland Security has started to implement an employee rotation and mentorship program in a move to assess qualifications of its cybersecurity staffs, Federal News ...
Susie Adams

Susie Adams: Agencies Migrating to Modern Microsoft Platforms

Government agencies have started moving to the newer versions of Microsoft‘s operating systems before the software company ends security support of its legacy platform on April ...
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GSA Unveils New Crowdsourcing Contest Hosting Tool

The General Services Administration has introduced a new Web-based tool for government agencies to build and manage crowd-sourcing contests, GCN reported Friday. Mike Cipriano writes ...
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Jim Piche: Federal Agencies Look to Independently Procure Cyber Tools

Several agencies have requested a “delegation of procurement authority” from the General Services Administration to access other blanket purchase agreements under the continuous ...
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Katherine Archuleta: OPM Aims for IT Plan to Address Agency’s Tech Requirements

Katherine Archuleta The Office of Personnel Management has released a strategic information technology plan that Director Katherine Archuleta says is intended to address the agency’s ...
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NIST Issues Mobile Device ID Verification Guidelines

The National Institute for Standards and Technology has proposed a new set of policies to authenticate mobile devices, FCW reported Friday. Frank Konkel writes the NIST is seeking public ...
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State Dept, DHS Nominees Receive Senate Confirmation

The Senate has confirmed Michael Hammer on Thursday as U.S. ambassador to Chile with a unanimous vote, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Colby Itkowitz and Al Kamen write that ...
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Greg Myers: Agencies Ready to Test Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform

A group of federal government agencies is testing Microsoft‘s Azure cloud computing platform as part of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, InformationWeek ...

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