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Feds award $133M contract to protect victims of OPM breach, part of $500M BPA

The Office of Personnel Management and Defense Department announced the award of a $133 million contract Sept. 1 for identity theft protection services for the 21.5 million victims of two OPM breaches revealed earlier this summer.

GAO: FAA needs better risk analysis to ensure NextGen interoperable with systems worldwide

U.S. regulators overseeing a long-term initiative to modernize national air-traffic management have developed plans and activities to ensure the system is interoperable with other similar efforts around the world, but there isn't a process to routinely identify and address potential problems.

Feds finalize data standards aimed at consistent financial reporting mandated by DATA Act

The completion of the 57 data standards is designed to help agencies report financial information in a "clear and consistent" manner on and improve transparency and accountability to the public.

Federal Aviation Administration awards 10-year, $109M deal to CSC for cloud services

The government solutions company is leading the integration effort that will help the agency take advantage of cloud computing services.

Upcoming study outlines broad strategy for securing future DoD computer networks

As the Defense Department contends with greater and more sophisticated cyber attacks, it needs to enhance security from "chip to the cloud" and boost the speed and performance of system defenses, while remaining cost-effective, according to a recent Lexington Institute blog post.  

DISA releases 'best practices' guide to help military shift services to the cloud

The agency said the guide isn't official DoD or DISA policy, a security requirement or technical implementation guidance, but "a collection of best practices discovered during the DoD [Chief Information Officer] Cloud Pilots effort." 

Widespread, unapproved use of Yammer possibly exposed sensitive data, VA probe finds

Thousands of Veterans Affairs Department employees appear to have been using the web-based collaboration tool Yammer since 2008, even though it wasn't approved by the department, potentially exposing some personal and sensitive information.

DJ Patil says US is progressing toward a data-driven government

Through recent progress on three data initiatives, the United States is making progress to become a truly "data-driven government," said U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil. In an Aug. 19 post to the blog Medium, Patil reflected on half a year on the job.

White House cybersecurity czar: Threat awareness has improved, but protection hasn't

Federal agencies are increasingly engaged in cybersecurity issues and understand they have something to protect, said the White House's cybersecurity czar, but he added that most agencies, like their private-sector counterparts, are not protecting themselves as well as they should.

Industry coalition pushes for cybersecurity info sharing bill, but doesn't want feds to be the hub

The CIO Coalition for Open Security, which is part of the Society for Information Management's Advanced Practices Council, is pushing for cyber threat information sharing legislation that provides protections to organizations.