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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

RSSOwl Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary-Owl (RSSOwl) is a Rich Site Summary (RSS) reader application that collects data from RSS-compliant sites. RSS is a document specification that gives users the ability to collect and organize web-based news and information. RSSOwl lets users search, organize, update, and store information from any compliant source and organizes it in a user interface that can save selected information in various formats for offline viewing and sharing. This application is configurable to support various protocols (mail, databases) and Extensible Markup Language (XML) and file formats.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has been assessed by the Section 508 Office and found non-conformant. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Please see reference tab for more information concerning product versions.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v22.8
Decision Date: 08/17/2022 at 17:36:56 UTC
Aliases: Really Simple Syndication Owl, Rich Site Summary-Owl
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: RSSOwl
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (08/17/2022 at 17:36:56 UTC).