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GSA extends Networx contracts

Agencies now have a little more time before they have to transition their Networx Universal and Networx Enterprise contracts to a new contract vehicle. The General Services Administration will extend those contracts for three years, giving agencies until 2020 to move from Networx to a new vehicle for their telecommunications needs.

Europol report: Emerging technologies, cyber world transforming future of organized crime

The report is a first from Europol in terms of predicting what the future of organized crime in the EU will look like – particularly new developments in how it will operate, changes in its structure and shifts in criminal markets.

GAO: DoD IT programs not meeting baselines may result in possible cost overruns, limited oversight

The Government Accountability Office focused on major automated information system, or MAIS, programs such as communications, logistics, management, and command and control systems. In fiscal 2013, DoD spent about $4.4 billion on MAIS programs out of the nearly $31.9 billion earmarked for IT investments.

Spotlight: GSA issues draft RFP for NS2020

The General Services Administration Feb. 28 posted a draft request for proposal for Network Services 2020.

DARPA touts advances in deep Web search through Memex

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working to shine light into the "dark Web" – the intentionally hidden portion of the World Wide Web which often provides those exchanging information with anonymity and encryption that deters monitoring.

Spotlight: FCC passes net neutrality rules

The Federal Communications Commission voted Feb. 26 to codify new net neutrality regulations for wireless and wireline networks that would bar blocking and throttling of content and ban carriers and ISPs from striking deals with content companies to zip their content faster to consumers. 

More watchful eye needed on 'dark Web' and cybercriminal activities, notes new paper

Security researchers and government investigators need to be watchful and respond to illicit activities emerging from the "dark Web," the intentionally hidden portion of the World Wide Web that hosts many cybercriminal enterprises.

SEC watchdog finds weaknesses in systems, security training in annual FISMA evaluation

The brief report said three production systems didn't always have a current authorization to operate and the agency's security awareness training didn't include the required insider threat component.

White House says progress being made to enhance privacy in era of big data

The White House last week released a generally upbeat interim report detailing progress in implementing privacy protections around the ever-increasing collection, use and storage of big data.

GAO adds IT acquisitions and management as one of two new high-risk areas; list now at 32

The Government Accountability Office has designated information technology acquisitions and operations management as one of two new high-risk areas to a list that the agency has maintained on federal operations since 1990.