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NIST Aims to Define the Cyber Force

The government wants more citizens to be information technology security specialists, according to a report by Tech News World. A new cooperative initiative between public and private sector groups aims to encourage an increase of gravitation toward a much needed cyber defense force. The Education Department and the National Institute of …

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Federal IT Spending to Be Cut Only Slightly

Information technology industry groups are saying the outcome of the supercommittee’s deal on the deficit will have no effect on federal technology spending. They think funding for replacing old hardware and software will be cut slightly, while funds for IT investments will stay intact, according to Nextgov.com. “The need for …

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Fed Officials Point to Acquisition Problems for Cloud

Aligning federal acquisition rules to better serve cloud services procurements “is a problem,” according to Steve Cooper, the Federal Aviation Administration‘s acting chief information officer. He spoke on the issue at a recent AFCEA Bethesda event and added, “we do not have an answer yet,” according to a report in …

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Senate to Take Up Cybersecurity Bill in 2012

Debate in the Senate over cybersecurity legislation will begin in early 2012, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said late Wednesday.. In a letter to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Reid said the Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act will be brought to the floor during the Senate’s first work week …

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Transparency, eGov Funds a Big Question Mark

Funding may be a question mark for domains like eGovernment and Gov 2.0, as budget bills threaten to house funds under a merged roof versus having differing sources of funding. According to a recent report on Federal Computer Week, House lawmakers are urging senators to not make this the case with …

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HHS Announces $1B Grant to Innovate, Create Health Care Jobs

Government Executive recently reported that the Department of Health and Human Services has announced a $1 billion grant program to identify innovations that both improve medical care and create jobs. In a press conference, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the Health Care Innovation Challenge and said that “in recent weeks, …

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Agencies Working to Cut Energy Costs

With three years left to cut energy use by one-third, budgetary threats and rising cost, the measure to save seems to be in rescuing money spent to light, heat and cool government buildings. According to a report from Federal Times, green may be the way to go since fuel costs are …

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GAO Points to Problems, Gives Solutions for IRS Information Security

It seems material weakness in information security controls has become an issue, but perhaps not a new one in the history of the Internal Revenue Service. A recent audit from the Government Accountability Office made 182 total recommendations, of which 105 involved improving internal information security control, according to InformationWeek. The report …

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