The State Department met with representatives from the European Union to discuss preparedness for cyberattacks and the U.S. National Cyber Incident Response Plan. […]

MeriTalk compiles a weekly roundup of contracts and other industry activity. Here’s what happened this week in the Federal Information Technology community.






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In less than a month, the 115th Congress will begin legislative business, giving congressional freshmen the first opportunity to exercise their new positions. Among those freshmen are industry members, former government employees, and nonprofit founders whose technology backgrounds make them the new faces to watch for IT legislation in the coming years.






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The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate announced that it awarded $527,112 to Brigham Young University for a Web authentication middleware tool that will improve online security.






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The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs created a smartphone app that contains the status of agency regulatory actions. The app, RegInfo Mobile, is based on the website RegInfo.gov.






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More and more Federal agencies will adopt bring your own device policies in 2017, and industries will keep up with solutions to secure the devices, according to Glenn Roth, Citrix senior systems engineer for U.S. public sector.






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Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday, calling for a Select Committee on Cybersecurity that would be able to cross the jurisdictional lines of more than 80 committees and subcommittees in order to “investigate pressing cybersecurity matters.”






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A New Jersey high school in September transformed a 20,000-square-foot auditorium known as “the pit” into the Marauder Innovation Learning Lab, a $3 million STEAM-focused extension of Mount Olive High School.






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President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., poses challenges for IT acquisition in the next administration.






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Researchers have expanded the Department of Homeland Security’s Incident Management Preparedness and Coordination Toolkit to offer assistance in a wider variety of dangerous scenarios, from stadium evacuations to hazardous chemical exposure.






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