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Labor CIO pushes back against critical IG report

Dawn Leaf defended the department's efforts to implement two-factor authentication and raised concerns about the 'completeness and accuracy' of the IG's findings.

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Time to get your introverts talking (or at least typing)

The introverts who often dominate STEM professions tend to lie low in traditional meetings, which is why STEM-heavy NASA is dedicated to breaking out of the mold.

Are VA techies slacking off on Yammer?

A new IG report cites security and productivity concerns associated with employees' use of the popular online collaboration tool.

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Exclusive: The OPM breach details you haven't seen

An official timeline of the Office of Personnel Management breach obtained by FCW pinpoints the hackers’ calibrated extraction of data, and the government's step-by-step response.

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Big money for agile, FCC's big move, NSF funding for ecodata and Interior's new look

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Robert O. Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense.

DOD sets up cyber workforce council

The group will include members from the offices of the DOD CIO, Defense undersecretaries for personnel and readiness, policy, and intelligence, and the National Security Agency.

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Chaffetz wants answers from US-CERT, OPM on hack

A top watchdog in Congress isn't done with his probes into the theft of personal data on feds.

Kris van Riper is government practice leader and Scott Sherman is a senior executive adviser at CEB.

Maximizing the effectiveness of customer service

To satisfy citizens' digital expectations, agencies should shift their focus from exceeding expectations to improving the customer service experience.

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Another lawsuit for OPM, Ashley Madison's government customers and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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6 hidden costs of continuing resolutions

CRs are a fact of life, but there are substantial costs to funding government on-the-fly.

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OPM: CDM will offer baseline security

The continuous diagnostics and mitigation program will give agencies a much-needed standard for reporting vulnerabilities.

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GCN award winners announced, and State issues cell phone and IT solicitations

News and notes from around the federal IT community.