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5:52 am, September 16, 2014

Bank Customers Targeted in scam

App River email and security experts says Bank of America customers have been targeted by a new virus campaign they're calling a Bredo virus. It comes in the form of phishing email that claiming to be from BofA and asking the recipient of download a security file. The main goal of this virus is to steal information such as banking info or recording keystrokes. The software may also have abilities to further infect a system by downloading more malware on to the machine.

Monday - 02/10/2014, 08:44am EST

PortfolioStat is a meaningful start toward improving federal IT

PortfolioStat is widely deployed across federal agencies and thus well worth exploring how we may be able to maximize the benefits derived from it.

Monday - 02/10/2014, 04:22am EST

ICE to restart a key element of $800 million, multiyear IT program

Agency officials said Thursday that they will switch from a custom-built to a commercial-off-the-shelf approach to modernize TECS, a mainframe system that has been operating for more than a quarter of a century. ICE spent more than $60 million before deciding to change directions after realizing the custom-built approach wouldn't work.

Monday - 02/10/2014, 04:04am EST
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VA gets new tool to speed up claims processing, reduce backlog

DoD opens its electronic medical records to VA claims processors for the first time. The goal is to shave days or weeks from the time it takes VA to decide disability claims for recently separated service members. But the launch of the system has had a few bugs.

Friday - 02/07/2014, 04:23am EST
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EPA receives high praise for innovation with water data

EPA's "How's My Waterway?" app earned the most votes out of eight finalists in ACT-IAC's Igniting Innovation awards. The site takes public data, simplifies it and adds new technology to make it easier to find and use by the public.

Friday - 02/07/2014, 03:51am EST
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Emergency zombie warnings make Coburn's list of federal cyber failures

Sen. Tom Coburn's (R-Okla.) report on cybersecurity and critical infrastructure in the federal government examined more than 40 inspector general audits and revealed gaping holes in the security of agencies' systems.

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 10:44am EST

IGs to propose cyber maturity model to better gauge federal cyber health

The goal is to more accurately evaluate the security of the government's computer networks and systems. These efforts could bring more consistency to the cyber auditing process and engender more confidence in its results.

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 04:45am EST
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Supporting STEM leaders: 5 things we need to do

The STEM leader profile clearly shows the STEM leader is unlikely to be effectively served by traditional leader development programs.

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 03:53pm EST
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DHS sees a wave of information sharing as the key to raising all cyber boats

Phyllis Schneck, the deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity in the National Protection and Programs Directorate at DHS, said the department's goal is to further the trust relationship with industry around sharing and understanding cybersecurity threats.
February 6, 2014

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 01:45pm EST
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Mobility Strategies In Government -"Progress & Best Practices" 2014

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Program will discuss the following: Progress Made in Using Mobility in Government, Profiles of Successful Mobility Programs, Mobility Priorities in Government, Challenges or major hurdles to still overcome, and A Vision for The Future.

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 11:34am EST

Agencies experiencing a widening cybersecurity reality gap

The inconsistent way inspectors general review the security of federal networks and computers is causing uncertainty around what is working and what isn't in the federal government. A recent State Department IG management alert is a prime example of this growing disconnect.

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 04:54am EST
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The keys to successful IT managment

Van Hitch, senior advisor for Deloitte's Federal Practice, and former Justice Department CIO, joins host Roger Waldron to talk about how cloud computing, mobile technology, and other IT advances can help your agency become more efficient.
February 4, 2014

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 08:26pm EST
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A preview of Healthcare Innovation Day

West Health's Kerry McDermott, and the Office of Science and Technology's chief science officer, Dr. Douglas Fridsma, will discuss this week's Healthcare Innovation Day, and new developments in healthcare interoperability.
February 4, 2014

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 08:04pm EST
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DHS satisfied with privacy safeguards in new data sharing programs

Early pilots in DHS information sharing project appears to show that bureau-level IT systems built decades ago can share information with one another, and also protect against data privacy problems.

Monday - 02/03/2014, 04:02am EST
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: January 31, 2014

Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller brings you IT news you might have missed.

Friday - 01/31/2014, 03:34pm EST

DHS plan to protect critical infrastructure goes beyond cybersecurity

Last month the Homeland Security Department published its updated National Infrastructure Protection Plan, a governmentwide framework for securing critical infrastructure on a wide scale. The aim of the updated plan is to make all sectors of critical infrastructure more "resilient" -- better able to absorb and recover from natural disasters, terrorist attacks, cyber intrusions and other adverse conditions.

Friday - 01/31/2014, 02:26pm EST
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Are you ready for the next big cyber deadline?

Former federal CISO Pat Howard offers tips to waterproof your agency's information security continuous monitoring strategy.

Friday - 01/31/2014, 12:08pm EST

DHS revs up its part of the cyber executive order

Phyllis Schneck, the deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity at DHS, said the department will release a voluntary cyber program on Feb. 14 as part of the deliverables under President Barack Obama's 2013 Executive Order. Schneck said among her top priorities is to continue to build a trust relationship with the assorted public and private sector stakeholders.

Friday - 01/31/2014, 04:11am EST
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Railroad Retirement Board sets strategy to move off COBOL

Ram Murthy, the RRB chief information officer, is following a four-year IT enterprise roadmap to modernize his agency's back-office systems.
January 30, 2014

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 10:42am EST
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Recommendations attempt to raise acquisition, cyber consciousness

GSA and DoD release six suggestions for how to better integrate cybersecurity in the acquisition progress. The recommendations are one of the deliverables under the cyber Executive Order President Obama signed last February. GSA will release a RFI in the coming weeks to let industry and others comment on how best to begin implementation.

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 04:20am EST
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