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GAO’s David Powner: Agencies Lack Data Center Inventories

David Powner, director of information technology management at the Government Accountability Office, told a Senate panel Tuesday that a recent inventory uncovered 3,000 more data centers that had not been counted before, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Nicole Blake Johnson writes Power told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee said …

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NIST Official: Agencies, Industry Move Forward in Cyber Framework Talks

A top National Institute of Standards and Technology official said Tuesday cooperation between public and private sectors has helped make progress in identifying standards to secure the nation’s critical infrastructure, FCW reported Wednesday. Amber Corrin writes NIST convened workshops for government and industry leaders to discuss President Obama’s executive order …

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White House Suspends Awards Program for Top Federal Executives

The White House has decided to suspend a federal program which gives cash awards to senior agency executives for exemplary performance, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. Lisa Rein writes the Presidential Rank Awards program has recognized top-performing executives since 1978 with one-time bonuses of between 20 and 35 percent of their salary. …

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DISA Set to Buy Mobile Device Manager; Robert Carey Comments

The Defense Information Systems Agency says it will soon acquire a mobile device management system from an unnamed contractor, Defense Systems  reported Monday. Henry Kenyon writes the system has passed a series of tests DISA has been conducting for several years. The system supports the Defense Department’s mobility plan to …

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Chuck Hagel Testifies Before Senate Panel About FY 2014 Defense Budget Plan

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee regarding President Obama’s proposed $526.6 billion base defense budget and $79.4 billion for overseas combat operations, American Forces Press Service reported Tuesday. Jim Garamone writes the fiscal 2014 budget proposal seeks a new round of base realignment and closures beginning …

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White House: Agencies Making Strides Against Cybersecurity Risks

The White House sees progress in federal agencies working toward three cross-agency goals to safeguard their cyber networks, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller writes that the three goals are to constantly monitor networks, secure Internet gateways and utilize two-factor authentication when accessing federal information. “This quarter, combining all three goals, we’ve increased …

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