Innovators, Integrators and Tech Vendors: Here is what the government hopes they will buy from you in 2015

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Everyone knows it can be very hard to do business with the government. But you can take steps to make it easier to serve. The most important thing to do, in my opinion, is to be informed on government mission needs. How else can you determine if you have what the government really wants from […]

New project shines light on VA mismanagement, Windows 8.1 RTM leaks to Internet and more

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Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. New project shines light on VA mismanagement – ‘Jeff Miller, chairman of the House veterans affairs committee, launched the VA Accountability Watch, an extension of Veterans.House.Gov, to highlight VA’s “growing pattern of rewarding failure.”‘ The VA has been identified as rewarding managers in charge […]

Odierno: budget is greatest threat to national security, Data.gov gets new Alpha site and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. DOD, VA improve eBenefits portal – The eBenefits self-service portal has been updated. This portal allows service members and vets unparalleled access to information and services. It allows users to get into compensation services, even populated the information from their VA records. Via FedScoop, […]

VA moving to paperless claims, Cyber crisis inevitable but manageable and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. After bumpy start, VA says paperless claims transition will be smooth - The VA transition to paperless claims processing has gotten off to a rocky start. However, the VA just released the information that they will be transitioning this program nationwide. The Veterans Benefits Management […]

Mobile Browsers are Failing Security Tests, Cloud Computing is Shaping Security Trends and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Blame Screen Size: Mobile Browsers Flunk Security Tests - Georgia Tech researchers have found that 90% of mobile browsers have failed safety checks. They failed to display security “indicators.” (Such as identifying a secure site or the use of SSL). Via InformationWeek, more here. Gartner: […]

Unmanned Helicopter Reconnaissance Squadron One, Malware Campaign Against the Defense Industry, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Navy is establishing Unmanned Helicopter Reconnaissance Squadron One (HUQ-1) effective October 1, 2012. More here. The Office of Management and Budget released an updated report stating that 318 data centers have been closed since 2010, 50 of them May. More here. The Defense Information Systems Agency only intends to […]