Category Archives: Government IT

Article Excerpt: Humans aren’t generally very good at writing secure code. But it seems they’re even worse at it when they’re an employee of a government bureaucracy or hired as unaccountable federal contractors. In a talk at the Black Hat … Continue reading

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Article Excerpt: It’s a familiar storyline in the federal government information technology business: Agencies waste billions of dollars on software. Big projects end up being terminated for budget overruns and failure to deliver results. No agency is as prone to … Continue reading

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Article Excerpt: The Interior Department is looking for a cloud-based Enterprise eArchive System for capturing e-mail, social media, instant messaging and electronic documents. Interior intends to “procure an eArchive platform compliant with federal records capabilities necessary to capture all inbound … Continue reading

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Article Excerpt: After two years without an increase, the Veterans Affairs Department requested a $3.37 billion information technology budget in 2013, up $216 million, or slightly less than 7 percent, from $3.11 billion in 2012. Just over $2 billion or 62 percent … Continue reading

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Article Excerpt: Two federal agencies seek feedback to inform updates to their open government plans as the 2 year deadline for refreshing them comes due this spring. The Open Government Directive requires executive departments and agencies to update open government plans biennially, … Continue reading

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