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Top TechAmerica Official Gives FedRAMP Thumbs Up

The White House released the FedRAMP cloud computing strategy Thursday. It is the first step in the process, which Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel indicated will evolve as the FedRAMP process moves forward. Jennifer Kerber, vice president of homeland security at TechAmerica, also pointed to the fact that this is a …

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Labor Proposing Contractors Increase Disability hiring

The Labor Department proposed a new rule Thursday calling for contractors and subcontractors to raise their disability hiring, with a goal to make up 7 percent of their workforce. Federal contractors and subcontractors are already under obligations for equal opportunity employment as part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 under Section …

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NIST Budget Shows Some Shift Toward Cybersecurity

Government agencies say they are ever-focused on cybersecurity and the National Institute of Standards and Technology appears to be an example of that. The signed Consolidated and Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012 gives NIST $750.8 million for fiscal 2012, which is a slight increase from fiscal 2011. However, one aspect that some …

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Cyber, IT Personnel Play Cyber War at Training Program

Cyber and information technologies professionals got a work out in a recent game called Cyber Flag, taking part in a training program where teams had to defend themselves by executing cyber operations. The U.S. Cyber Command’s Cyber Flag 12-1 exercise in the first week of November had some 300 in attendance, …

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Students Rank Agencies High on ‘Ideal Employer’ Survey

In a recent survey of nearly 62,000 undergraduates at 362 colleges, students put government agencies in the ranks for top 100 ideal places to work. The survey, conducted by Universum, polled students from Dec. 2010 to March 2011 and yielded the Top 100 Ideal Employer Rankings in categories including business, engineering, …

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New Archives Policy Could Include Twitter Too

A recent memo from President Obama asking for federal agencies to improve archiving processes of digital records such as e-mail and social media begs the question of how this can be done, according to a Federal News Radio report. While the president asked agencies to improve archiving methods with measures …

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