The basis of this idiom is, you get nothing for nothing. Well, I’m going to take a bite out of that one. Next week is Telework Week. And, while the ethics rules are clear about the fact that you can’t buy Feds a fancy lunch, it seems Feds will pocket some nice change from Telework Week.
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FedRAMP has been around for a while – and there’s a good bit of confusion. You can read the manual – but at 49 pages and growing, it’s not exactly a page turner. There are three flavors of approved FedRAMP CSPs. So far, we think we have 11 cloud service providers – 10 industry and USDA.






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Mr. Putin is on edge. It’s unclear if the threat of a terrorist attack during the Olympics or the Russian hockey team’s loss to the U.S. men’s team is a bigger worry, but both must have him tossing and turning. Nearly 60 percent of Americans expected a terrorist attack during the 22nd Winter Olympics. Russia […] […]

Between FISMA, Continuous Monitoring, HSPD-12, et al – Feds are adopting a belt-and-suspenders approach to security. And, if that wasn’t enough, Snowden’s taught the Prez about DLP.






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The cashier at Target expressed surprise that we chose to pay our bill with a check from our dusty, seldom-used checkbook, but acknowledged we weren’t the only customers to do so. “Weird. You’re the fourth people I’ve had write a check today,” she said. Not weird. The cashier didn’t get the connection, but in the […] […]