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New GSA leader sees collective intelligence as a frontier

The General Services Administration can tap the wisdom of the crowds, but it still lacks needed policies to do it well, administrator Martha Johnson says.

CIO Council considers new privacy guidance

People who work with the federal enterprise architecture could soon get additional guidance for building privacy protections into systems.

DOD enterprise service structure in the works, official says

the guidelines will define and coordinate governance and creation of capabilities, official says.

Organizations collaborating on guidance to thwart insider cyber threats

A Defense Department personnel office, police chiefs and the legal community are working together to come up with guidance for vetting online behavior of employees to protect against insider attacks.

DOD/VA Health records project yielding important lessons

The joint health data exchange pilot project between the Defense and the Veterans Affairs departments is still in its early phases, but already has taught valuable lessons about interoperability, government officials working on the project say.

Cloud computing is not always helpful in data recovery

Post-disaster data recovery is easier now, but it still can be difficult to get managers to buy in, says a former CISO for DOJ.

ATF wants more functionality from mobile devices

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been testing technology to increase the capabilities of the personal digital assistants that bureau officials use.

Younger workforce can motivate agency leaders to embrace new technologies

The latest in technology is creeping into federal agencies, and a younger workforce will be holding the door open for it.

Cybersecurity game plan needs stronger educational strategy

Computer science students should get college scholarships like basketball or football players, a senior official in DHS' National Cybersecurity Division said at FOSE.

Social networking still a learning experience for agencies

Using new social media tools is still new to federal agencies and minor problems and missteps should be expected, several officials said today at the FOSE trade show.

Local police falling behind on cybercrime, former chief says

Bill Bratton, former chief of the Los Angeles and New York City police departments, said police departments have the knowledge, but lack the resources to attack cybercrime.

Most visitors to GSA's Apps.gov are window shoppers

GSA official laments that more federal agencies are not taking advantage of the cloud computing deals available on Apps.gov.

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