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GAO frets about ambiguity in Data Act standards

The Government Accountability Office says some data element definitions offered by Treasury and OMB are potentially unclear, inconsistent and open to interpretation.

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Chaffetz wants more answers from Education CIO

Lawmakers are looking for details about warnings that the Education Department's systems are ripe for a devastating hack.

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No BYOD for Census workers

The Census Bureau has decided against letting enumerators use their own mobile devices for the 2020 count.

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GAO report highlights Einstein shortcomings

The Department of Homeland Security's Einstein program has built in limitations that prevent it from detecting previously unknown attack vectors, according to a watchdog report.

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Why DHS has no idea how much it spends on training

A new watchdog report lays out a massive governance and data problem at the Homeland Security Department.

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Congress needs to catch up on cybersecurity issues

The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee said Congress is lagging on issues such as encryption and securing energy grids from cyberattacks.

Push for CISA repeal in Senate appears unlikely

In the House, privacy hawks are making a bid to repeal recently passed cybersecurity legislation, but a similar effort doesn't seem to be building in the Senate.

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Cautious enthusiasm for OMB's mobile consolidation plan

Federal CIOs and industry analysts see potential savings -- and potential problems -- with an emerging OMB policy that would compel agency IT managers to use GSA's mobile contracts.

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Schedule 70 sees growth in fiscal 2015

After a slowdown in previous years, GSA's biggest, most widely used contracting vehicle experienced modest growth in fiscal 2015, according to its manager.

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Citizens losing satisfaction with feds, but web services fare OK

Online tools helped buoy sinking satisfaction levels as 2015 saw federal customers growing less and less pleased with what Uncle Sam had to offer.

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Congress wants answers on Juniper breach

Lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are asking leaders of major federal agencies to produce any evidence that they used the compromised Juniper products.

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Ben Carson calls for a moon shot in cyberspace

The Republican presidential hopeful wants to create a National Cyber Security Administration to focus on cyberthreats.