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La’Naia Jones: Intelligence Community Aims Cyber Efforts at Hacking Capability Commoditization, Ransomware

La’Naia Jones, deputy chief information officer at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, has said the intelligence community has started to direct its cybersecurity efforts against the use of ransomware by nation state-related threat actors, expansion of the information technology supply chain exploits and commoditization of breaching capabilities, MeriTalk reported Wednesday.

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18F Releases Web Design Guidelines & Code Resource for Govt Developers

The General Services Administration‘s 18F organization has unveiled an open source library of web design guidelines and code intended for government designers and developers. Will Sullivan, an 18F product lead, wrote in a blog entry posted Monday that the first version of the U.S. Web Design Standards includes code and guidelines for forms, typography, …

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Education Dept Launches Online Hub for Developer Resources

The Education Department has unveiled its first developer hub designed to serve as a dedicated space to centralize developer resources, document open government efforts and utilize the department’s data and code. ED created the usedgov.github.io site with the General Services Administration‘s 18F unit in an effort to organize open source projects and application …

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Luke McCormack: DHS Seeks ‘Ready Access’ to Tech Through Agile Development, Open Source Buys

The Department of Homeland Security is looking at agile development and open source software approaches for its technology acquisition and implementation initiatives, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes DHS has kicked off five pilot programs for the Citizenship and Immigration Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Immigration and Custom Enforcement …

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GSA’s 18F Unveils Open Source Style Guide for Project Documentation

The General Services Administration‘s 18F organization has released a new style guide for the documentation of open source projects at government agencies. Melody Kramer of 18F’s content team writes Wednesday that the Open Source Style Guide provides a checklist to help ensure that the documentation is clear to both internal and external …

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NSA Releases New Open Source Cyber Tool; Linda Burger Comments

The National Security Agency has rolled out a new cybersecurity tool intended to help the public and private sectors build up their cyber postures. NSA said Thursday it has shared the systems integrity management platform on its GitHub account as an open source service. “The open-source community can leverage the …

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NSA Rolls Out Open Source Data Flow Automation Tech; Joseph Witt Comments

The National Security Agency has released a data flow automation technology to the open source community. The Niagarafiles tool is designed to process data in different formats and protocols among various computer networks, NSA said Tuesday. Joseph Witt, lead developer of Nifi, said the technology “provides a way to prioritize data flows more effectively …

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Phase2 Updates OpenPublic CMS for Open Gov’t Programs; Jeff Walpole Comments

Application developer Phase2 has launched an updated version of its open source content management system based on Drupal to support government agencies’ information-sharing initiatives, GCN reported Oct. 9. The report said Phase2 designed OpenPublic 1.0 to further bolster open government projects across several websites in compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act. According to the …

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