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DOE, GSA team with promising programs to improve building efficiency

In an effort to support their Green Proving Ground and High Impact Technology Catalyst programs, two federal agencies requested information this week regarding how to improve green building technologies, according to a GSA news release.

DoD offers a peek at status reports for more than 30 acquisition programs

A Defense Department report dated Sept. 23, but only released publicly Oct. 6, provides brief status updates on some of the military's most important and high-profile acquisitions. 

NIST draft guide aims to bolster email security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology issued a draft publication Sept. 28 that will help federal enterprise email administrators, information security specialists and network managers better safeguard email.

Cybersecurity is 'soft underbelly' of nuclear energy industry, new critical report says

Nuclear energy facilities worldwide are highly vulnerable to cyber attacks as a result of pervasive technical and cultural challenges, London-based think tank Chatham House said.

NIST issues draft guide for managing attribute-based access to IT systems

The National Institute of Standards and Technology issued Sept. 30 a draft reference model to help agencies design attribute-based access control systems.

Final IPv4 addresses in free pool issued

The American Registry for Internet Numbers said the final Internet Protocol Version 4, or IPv4, addresses were issued last week, leaving a waitlist for unmet IPv4 addresses and address transfers as the only options for those seeking addresses under the protocol.

DHS awards Raytheon $1B deal to domain, also invests $14M in DDoS research

The Homeland Security Department has issued several significant awards this week, including continued development of its cyber traffic monitoring system called EINSTEIN, across the federal government as well as greater research into thwarting distributed-denial-of-service attacks.

HHS OIG found over 100 database vulnerabilities in consumer PII database MIDAS

A central repository at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that houses personally identifiable information for consumers contained security flaws that put its contents at risk, including more than 100 database vulnerabilities, according to a report from the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Health and Human Services.

GAO: Small businesses working with DoD need cybersecurity guidance

While the Office of Small Business Programs within the Defense Department isn't required to educate small businesses on cybersecurity, the Government Accountability Office said officials there recognize that cybersecurity is "an important and timely issue."

DoD seeks hosting solution for DHMSM

The Defense Health Agency issued a request for information for hosting services that support its health record modernization program through the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, or SPAWAR, on Sept. 21.