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VA’s decision to move to GSA’s smart card shared service was a long-time in coming

The Veterans Affairs Department is getting out of the smart identity card issuance business by moving its 500,000 employees to GSA’s shared service.

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Rash of data breaches forcing agencies to rethink how they verify employees’ identities

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Education feeling the heat for CIO’s questionable judgment, cyber faults

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DoD breaks mobile security roadblock

The Defense Department is in the final stages of a test to show how derived credentials from the Common Access Card can secure smartphones and tablet computers….

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OMB turns up heat on agencies to implement smart ID cards for computer access

The OMB E-Gov Cyber unit will prioritize those agencies that have struggled to implement two-factor authentication for CyberStat reviews. Only 41 percent…

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CIO Council to approve one standard for mobile app vetting

The Defense Department’s National Information Assurance Partnership’s (NIAP) protection profile will be the governmentwide standard for agencies to use when ensuring the security of mobile apps. The Mobile Technology Tiger Team recommended the NIAP approach because of the collaboration and coordination across government and with industry.

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