Oversight panel advances records preservation, transparency bills -- FCW


Congress ... The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved a slate of bills aimed at ... The bill would empower the national archivist to issue rules requiring federal ... Federal networks susceptible to router hacks, DHS says


Hill hackathon tackles transparency, efficiency -- FCW


The Congressional Hackathon included pitches from tech groups to improve citizens' ... "We can build really smart tools" now that bills are posted online in XML format, she added. ... How defense contractors are adapting to today's demands


Lawmakers look to keep close tabs on VA's health record switch -- FCW


Lawmakers look to keep close tabs on VA's health record switch ... A bipartisan quartet of lawmakers from the House Committee on Veterans Affairs ... At the time, officials said the move to a common system would streamline the storage and ...


Getting the big picture on critical infrastructure -- GCN


Linkedin ... Getting the big picture on critical infrastructure ... Launched in July 2016, the tool automatically collects data using XML files from 67 balancing authorities, which exchange electricity with one another, every 60 seconds.


A better way to build on the NIST framework -- GCN


By Stephanie Kanowitz ... To make applying the technical documents easier, he created Baseline Tailor, an ... “Then it builds this XML representation for you, and then you can take that XML representation and use it elsewhere,” Lubell said.


SEC owns up to 2016 breach -- FCW


Click here to receive FCW magazine for FREE! ... A key government financial database of was breached in 2016, said the Securities and ... Additionally, the system has been modernized to accept structured data filings in XML and XBRL form.


A plethora of YADs: Let's hope they point to a more intelligent future -- GCN


A plethora of YADs: Let's hope they point to a more intelligent future ... Dashboards originated to protect passengers from being splashed by water and mud ... With the advent of motorized carriages, dashboards featured gauges and controls ...


DISA's new vice director focuses on cyber tools for battle -- FCW


Share ... DISA's new vice director focuses on cyber tools for battle ... Her top priorities include ensuring the Defense Department's lethal capabilities, ... She is also looking to improve the outfitting of combat troops with battlefield ...


A good-news story about cost control -- FCW


Development of new military weapons and new IT systems are two of the biggest-ticket ... There are some big differences between the management approaches the government uses in ... Some of them have potential applicability to IT acquisition.


NIST's how-to for prioritizing risk -- GCN


Twitter ... Some of the hardest parts of a security professional’s job are identifying which ... The underlying constraint in these considerations is how to do this with a less-than- ... How to ensure successful deployment of new technologies


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