• Cybersecurity
    Electronic voting

    House bill would keep election systems 'critical'

    New legislation in the House would permanently classify states' election systems as critical infrastructure, provide funding to secure voting systems and create cybersecurity standards. 03/17/2017

  • Open Data
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    Lawmakers push DATA Act for financial industry

    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is offering a bill to modernize the financial reporting process by mandating a standardized, machine-readable data format. 03/16/2017

  • Innovation
    Congress Icon/Shutterstock

    Does Congress need a digital service?

    As trust in elected officials and media reaches historic lows, open government advocates believe increased transparency and public engagement are vital to rebuilding that faith. 03/14/2017

  • Homeland Security

    Canada, U.S. talk data sharing

    Following on an Obama administration agreement on cross-border data sharing last year, DHS Secretary Kelly meets with Canadian security officials for the first time. 03/14/2017

  • Innovation
    Image from FOSE: Maria Roat.

    'A prototype is worth a thousand meetings'

    SBA CIO Maria Roat is urging agencies to encourage experimentation -- and to not confuse modernization with innovation. 03/13/2017

  • Aaron Snow

    Former 18F director joins cBrain

    The former head of the General Services Administration's 18F innovation shop has joined service founder Greg Godbout at the digital government firm cBrain. 03/09/2017

  • Digital Gov
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    Report: Busiest federal websites have big problems

    Of the 297 most visited federal websites, more than 90 percent fall short of "basic standards" for security, speed, accessibility or ease of mobile access. 03/08/2017

  • Comment
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    5 technology priorities for President Trump

    The Obama administration improved government technology, but the Trump team must push it further forward. 03/07/2017

  • Open Data
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    SEC advances open data rule

    Two commissioners of the Securities and Exchange Commission voted to approve a rule change that would require public companies to submit financial statements in a streamlined open data format. 03/01/2017

  • steve kelman

    18F: The empire strikes back

    Oversight has its place, Steve Kelman writes, but the IG reports focused on 18F almost seem hostile to innovation. 02/27/2017

  • Comment
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    Will agencies get the full value of their information?

    According to a recent survey, gaps between existing skill sets and new requirements could hinder records management outcomes. 02/23/2017

  • Elections
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    More states say DHS scanned election systems

    Reports from two more states say their election systems were scanned without authorization by DHS during election season. 02/23/2017

  • Shutterstock image: light bulb with gears.

    Updates from the procurement innovation front

    Steve Kelman checks in on some of his favorite examples of shaking up the government status quo. 02/22/2017

  • Oversight
    Shutterstock image (by wk1003mike): cloud system fracture.

    GSA watchdog barks at 18F on shadow IT

    Innovation shop 18F is playing by its own rules, according to the General Services Administration's inspector general. 02/21/2017

  • Critical Infrastructure

    States still seek answers on election tech

    State officials are still pushing for answers from DHS on critical infrastructure designation. DHS wants to talk. 02/17/2017

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