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IBM’s Dan Chenok, John Lainhart: Threat Visibility Applications Vital to DHS’ CDM Program

Dan Chenok and John Lainhart, both executives at IBM Corp., believe applications for monitoring network threats and vulnerabilities are central to the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, they wrote in an FCW article published Tuesday. Chenok, executive director of IBM’s center for the business of government, and …

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GSA Tweaks FedRAMP Ahead of June Deadline; Maria Roat Comments

The General Services Administration plans to release an updated list of governmentwide cybersecurity requirements under its Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program, Federal News Radio reported Feb. 28. Jason Miller writes the revision to the baseline security standards comes ahead of a June deadline for agencies to use only FedRAMP …

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IBM Inks Economic Development Deal with New York

IBM Corp. has reached an economic development agreement with the state government of New York in a move that aims to maintain technology jobs in the region, The Journal News reported Sunday. Joseph Spector writes the agreement is intended to sustain more than 3,100 high-tech positions in Dutchess County and …

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Energy Dept to Build Supercomputers to Model Nuclear Explosions

Congress is asking the Energy Department to develop fresh supercomputers over the next 10 years to model nuclear weapons explosions, Nextgov reported Monday. Bob Brewin writes that language in the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act asks for exascale computers that work to perform quintillions of operations per second for weapons …

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DHS Requests $89M for St. Elizabeths HQ Move

The Department of Homeland Security‘s 2013 budget proposal includes a $33 million increase to continue work on the new St. Elizabeths headquarters project. The $33 million increase would bring the project’s funding to $89 million for 2013, according to the budget document. The agency said the 2013 funds would go …

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IBM Report Points to Data Analytics Role in Measuring Agency Performance

IBM’s public sector business analytics and optimization practice and the Partnership for Public Service recently released a report on the role of analytics in measuring agency performance. The report revealed that data collection is only the first step in turning facts and figures into usable information. “Without good measures, without good data to track …

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