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Census taps Mandiant for cyber assessment

The Census Bureau selected a vendor on a sole-source basis to assess its vulnerability -- and announced plans to hire a CISO.

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Cyber commission wants public ideas for bolstering IT security

The Commission for Enhancing National Cybersecurity has issued a request for information to inform its recommendations on how to strengthen IT security in both the public and private sectors.

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Questions persist about U.S. Census as Aussie effort lags

The spotlight will be on the U.S. Census Bureau for the 2020 count, especially in light of a major IT fail by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, which prevented thousands of people from completing their mandatory surveys.

Many agencies to miss IPv6 deadline

Two presidents have pushed agencies to adopt the next-generation internet protocol, but four years later progress is still slow.

DOD teams with Census Bureau in search of novel solutions to common problems

In an unlikely partnership, DOD and Census are looking for new solutions related to data, mobility and communications.

Census falls short on workforce management planning

The bureau could face serious challenges, GAO finds, unless steps are taken to identify and bridge gaps in mission-critical IT occupations.

Digital government push fuels BYOD adoption

Agencies considering a policy for employees to bring their own devices now have a toolkit as aid.

NIST could move to Drupal

Another proprietary system could be destined for the dustbin as NIST considers a move to an open-source option.

Citizens provide guidance for Commerce's digital government efforts

Officials at the Commerce Department asked the public for ideas on what to focus on in implementing the federal digital strategy, and the replies are coming in.

Alan Balutis

At NOAA, there's gambling at Rick's

NOAA's recently revealed reprogramming of funds should come as a shock to no one, says Alan Balutis.

Census offers real-time peeks into economy

A new mobile app provides key statistics on U.S. financial matters and trends.

Commerce wants public help with digital strategy

Help the Commerce Department pick its first two projects under the Federal Digital Strategy.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.

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