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GCN Weekly Update
October 8, 2003
OMB OFFICIALLY NAMES HAYCOCK CHIEF ARCHITECT
The Office of Management and Budget officially hired Bob Haycock as its
first chief architect.
CUSTOMS CIO HALL TO RETIRE
S.W. "Woody" Hall Jr., who has led IT modernization efforts at Customs
and Border Protection in five years as assistant commissioner of IT and
CIO, will retire on Nov. 1.
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DHS, ALLIES SEEK TO CLOSE THE TOP 20 SOFTWARE HOLES
The Homeland Security Department today joined with its U.K. and Canadian
counterparts to promote universal closing of the top 20 software
vulnerabilities on the SANS Institute's annual list.
GROUP SAYS INDUSTRY SHOULD ADOPT FISMA STANDARDS
Federal IT security standards can serve as guide to private sector, an
industry group recommends.
OMB DIRECTS AGENCIES TO POST GRANTS
Starting Nov. 7, agencies will post all grant opportunity announcements
on www.grants.gov, the Office of Management and Budget directed today.
HOUSE VOTES TO RESTRICT FILE SHARING AT AGENCIES
The House today passed legislation that would require agencies to
develop policies to protect government systems from threats posed by
peer-to-peer file sharing programs.
WITH 10G, ORACLE LATCHES ONTO THE GRID
Oracle Corp. is retooling its flagship product to embrace the
grid-computing concept of pooled computing resources.
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