Agencies


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FCC complaint portal, KeyPoint inquiry and a child-porn sentencing

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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The measure of all things

A Commerce Department advisory council hopes to quantify innovation and measure the effectiveness of incubators and federal grants.

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USPS breach wider than first reported

Medical records of as many as 485,000 employees might also have been exposed, in cases reaching back to 1980.

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SEC moves to ease access to financial statement data

The move could empower data scientists and programmers to build securities analysis tools that scale across the entire U.S. market.

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FBI wants cyber sleuths with some muscle

The bureau’s cybersecurity job requirements require applicants to complete a stiff physical fitness test, even though most of their time will likely be spent behind a desk.

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Unsecured webpage put 7,000 vets at risk for years

The website flaw has been fixed, but the VA is planning further investigation of possible exfiltration of data from its network.

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Agencies take different paths to mobility, GAO finds

A new study surveyed six agencies' strategies and their reliance on GSA for support in complying with the Digital Government Strategy.

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Iron Mountain settles with GSA over data storage suit

Firm agrees to pay $44.5 million over allegations of overcharging agencies for record storage.

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Inside the quest to prevent suicides through better data

FCW investigated efforts by the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to improve a joint data repository on military and veteran suicides. Something as impersonal and mundane as incomplete datasets could be exacerbating a national tragedy.

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The future of FedRAMP

Despite delays, the program is at a critical point for determining the ultimate impact of cloud technology in the government space.

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The big question for agencies and open data

GSA's Myehsha Boone gets at the critical question for those trying to decide what data, practically speaking, is worth sharing.

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Marina Martin: Building a new digital service at VA

In an interview with FCW, the Department of Veterans Affairs' chief technology officer talks about overhauling the digital experience for VA customers.

Operation Jump Start

FCW is proud to support this Feb. 9 event to help the soldiers of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom transition to civilian careers.