install-patchesSOFTWARE & PATCHES

PATCHES: OpenSSL patches eight new vulnerabilities. The flaws are of moderate and low severity, but server admins should still update their running OpenSSL server instances in the coming days. The newly released OpenSSL versions are 1.0.1k, 1.0.0p and 0.9.8zd. Read more

OSS: 11 Tips for Creating an OSS Policy. More and more companies rely on open-source software (OSS), and in this software-driven economy, an open-source policy is critical. It sets guidelines regarding use, license compliance and how to mitigate against operational risks. OSS’s ever-increasing complexity also makes it necessary to have clearly defined policies. The appetite for OSS is growing in enterprises. Gartner predicts that by 2016, the majority of mainstream IT organizations will leverage OSS in mission-critical IT solutions. Read more


HHS: Data Sharing and Analytics: Changing HHS For the Better. In many states, IT planners in health and human services have sought ways to bridge the divide, gathering data from disparate sources across government to inform the public, drive better policy and improve social outcomes. Read more

CFPB: Are unpaid debts a military career-killer? Military personnel who have trouble handling their personal finances can very quickly find their duty status, potential promotions and even military careers in jeopardy. And, over time, the lingering burden of debt can add stress to their personal relationships and damage their credit profile. But does that debt have to be a career-killer? Read more

GSA: GSA Wants to Make It Easier for Agencies to Buy Agile. Federal agencies are increasingly looking for ways to shake up the often sluggish process of buying information technology. And if the General Services Administration gets its way, agency buyers could soon be able to purchase services specifically from companies that specialize in quick-turnaround software deployments and other IT projects. Find out more


FYI: Here comes the ‘Internet of Self’. Two of the biggest trends at International CES this year are the quantified self movement and the Internet of Things (IoT). Read more

SOCIAL MEDIA: If you are a Federal employee, what can you post to your personal social media account? Read more


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FYI: Federal & State CTOs CIOs CISOs: Daily Tech Update – January 13, 2015

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