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DOI systems have been hacked at least 19 times, says OIG

The Interior Department's information technology systems have been compromised at least 19 times by hackers and foreign intelligence services over the past few years, said a recent report from an internal watchdog.

Army kicks off challenge for cyber situational awareness tool

The Army launched a Cyber Innovation Challenge last week that will allow interested companies to prototype software-based solutions for cyber situational awareness.

Advancing government IT: From legacy ownership to savvy management

Information technology is rapidly advancing in ways that directly impact the business of government. In this special report,  FierceGovernmentIT  explores some of the ways federal agencies are managing this change.

Government should ensure security, privacy but not overregulate IoT, says report

A new report recommends the federal government take several actions as it navigates the Internet of Things, such as ensuring privacy and security protections are in place without imposing regulations that would hinder innovation.

More than 90% of fed IT managers say modernization is an 'urgent' need

Ninety-two percent of federal information technology managers say it's urgent that their agency modernize legacy applications, according to a recent online survey of 150 federal IT pros familiar with their agency's application portfolio.

Education Department CIO says FITARA Scorecard is bogus

The Education and Energy departments were ranked the worst among federal agencies for their failure to execute the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, or FITARA, in a scorecard issued by lawmakers earlier this month.

'Going dark,' cybersecurity among DOJ's most pressing challenges, says IG

Enhancing cybersecurity at a time when threats are increasing in number and complexity is the second most pressing challenge facing the Justice Department, according to a Nov. 10 memo to the Justice Department's attorney general and deputy attorney general.

DHS issues first 2 cyber solicitations under 5-year BAA

The Homeland Security Department last week issued the first two contract solicitations under a five-year broad agency announcement for cybersecurity tools and services the department launched last year.

IG: New IRS data storage system needs better security controls

Data security controls are lacking in a new Storage-as-a-Service approach at the Internal Revenue Service, a new report found.

New data center consolidation requirements coming, says Scott

Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott plans to issue updated data center consolidation guidelines to agency CIOs in the coming months.