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Groups want OMB to reconsider info policy revisions

A collection of public interest groups wants to preserve sections on the importance of public information in the key A-130 information policy document.

2015 Rising Star Awards

Alexander Lin

At TCG, Alex Lin was assigned to the Integrity.gov project, where his innovative thinking and risk-taking exceeded expectations.

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IG: State lax on information security

A newly released audit concludes that the State Department is not complying with federal information security standards and has failed to fully implement a continuous monitoring strategy.

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Critical infrastructure regulators need to improve cyber metrics

According to a recent Government Accountability Office study, sector-specific agencies need to do a better job of measuring cyber risks to private-sector critical infrastructure.

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In Sentinel, the FBI finds an unlikely poster child for agile

The FBI has struggled with case management over the years. The bureau’s CTO thinks lessons learned along the way have taught the FBI how to do agile development,

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Pentagon and VA set to certify on health record interoperability

The 2014 defense bill required the VA and the Pentagon to get their acts together on sharing health data. The agencies' two giant health systems are about to certify that they have complied.

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Getting government ready for the Internet of Things

A new study urges agencies to embrace the IoT while also instituting adequate security and privacy protections.

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IG finds lapses in DHS IT security

An audit of fiscal 2015 information security practices noted progress but found that DHS components did not maintain their security programs on a continuous, year-round basis.

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IG: OPM still vulnerable to cyber attacks

The Office of Personnel Management's lack of compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act leaves it vulnerable to another cyberattack, according to an audit from the agency's internal watchdog.

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GAO nixes Peace Corps' email plans

Auditors ruling on a bid protest could bring clarity to how follow-on contracts should be handled.

CMU denies working for the FBI in targeting Tor users

Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute released a statement vaguely denying Tor's claim that the FBI paid the institute $1 million to de-anonymize users.

Is it time to regulate the automotive Internet?

Despite sensational media reports about cyber vulnerabilities, Congress and federal officials appear to be in the slow lane when it comes to regulating connected cars.

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