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150 ideas for better cybersecurity in government

An industry/government group has canvassed the federal IT community for suggestions and will provide recommendations to OMB in November.

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FAA drone task force moves ahead

The Federal Aviation Administration has named the government and civilian leaders of a task force in charge of coming up with a plan to register recreational drones by Christmas.

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Bureau of Reclamation sprinting to patch

A trio of awards speaks to the new culture of cybersecurity urgency pervading even smaller, removed-from-D.C. federal outfits.

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Shoring up supply chain security

Supply chain measures should address gaps in policy but not discriminate against products from a certain country, according to a new report from the Council on Foreign Relations.

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America to Census: 'No comment'

As the Census Bureau pushes ahead on incorporating other agencies' administrative records into its database, the American public stays silent.

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Pentagon steps up private-sector cyber exchanges

The Defense Department is trying to draw cybersecurity expertise from the private sector while sharing its own lessons learned.

FEC seeks to demystify campaign finance data with betaFEC

The Federal Election Commission launched betaFEC, an interactive website aimed at making campaign finance information easier to understand.

HHS seeks innovative tech for disease surveillance, new bill targets tax delinquent feds and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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How telework breeds loneliness for the office-dwellers left behind

Telework is great for those who need it and can capitalize on distributed work. But a new study shows the morale of those left behind can suffer as telework programs expand -- and can spark an office exodus rooted in loneliness, not necessity.

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New challenges and old, familiar tools

How can agencies modernize while maintaining necessary legacy IT systems? Oddly enough, the answer might be behind us, not in front of us.

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White House touts new open government goals for 2016

The White House unveiled the latest version of its open government plan, promising more user-friendliness, preemptive disclosure of government information, enhanced online services for Freedom of Information Act requests and more.

DOD's head of Silicon Valley outreach sees post-Sony opening

Last year's hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment put private industry in a mood to do business with the Pentagon, says the head of the Pentagon's Defense Innovation Unit Experimental.