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NASA Appoints New CIO for IT Security

NASA last week named Valarie Burks as its new deputy chief information officer for information technology security. NASA CIO Linda Cureton appointed the former USDA associate CIO to replace Jerry Davis, who left NASA in July. “Valarie has a significant background and experience in IT security,” Cureton wrote in a …

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Agencies to Address IPv6 in New IT Contracts

Transitioning to next-generation Internet will now be more firmly entrenched in the federal IT acquisition process, according to a new rule published in the Federal Register last month. The new rule, proposed by the Defense Department, the General Services Administration and NASA, adds certain provisions to the Federal Acquisition Regulation, …

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DoD, GSA to Keep Tabs on Contractor IDs

The Defense Department, the General Services Administration and NASA are playing tough in an effort to ensure that special access cards used by government contractors are returned after a contract’s terms are over. Until all the microchip-embedded cards are returned, the new rules, published in the Federal Register last week, …

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Cloud-first Policy Inspires Talk, Action

When federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra unveiled the government’s fixes for federal IT in the form of a 25-point overhaul of management and acquisition, the new cloud-first policy was one of the bullet points that had many tongues wagging. But, while cloud computing has inspired much talk, many are …

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