Cybersecurity

A new role for government in ID proofing

A new trade group, the Better Identity Coalition, wants government to assume a stronger role in validating online identity.

Cybersecurity

Why it's time for a major tech overhaul of the classification system

In a new report, the chief of the Information Security Oversight Office warns that the system by which critical security information is created, classified and shared is overburdened by a reliance on paper, legacy policies and incompatible tech.

Digital Government

Draft data strategy pushes transparency, quality, privacy

The Trump administration's federal data strategy met its first milestone, the release of an initial set of draft principles.

Digital Government

Senate Dems look to shore up voting security

The Protecting Americans Votes and Elections Act sponsored by six Senate Democrats looks to digital ballot uncertainty by requiring paper ballots for all federal elections.

Digital Government

CFPB techies blast talk of taking down complaint portal

Should the government continue to host a Yelp for financial services? The people who built it think it should.

Digital Government

FOIA advisers push for more proactive disclosure

A federal advisory committee wants agencies build Freedom of Information Act responsiveness into acquisition and tech plans.

Digital Government

Library of Congress to collect every e-book

In a final rule to be published April 16, the Library of Congress will add published e-books to its mandatory deposit rule.

Digital Government

How transparent is FOIA?

The DOJ recently launched a one-stop shop to centralize the submissions of Freedom of Information Act requests, but senators on both sides of the aisle have issues with how little information agencies are releasing.

Digital Government

States aren't shifting voting tech, despite ballot security concerns

Despite heightened scrutiny following the 2016 elections, a new study found virtually no difference in adoption of upgraded voting equipment or use of paper ballots.

Digital Government

DOJ launches one-stop shop for FOIA requests

The Department of Justice launched a one-stop shop for users to submit online Freedom of Information Act requests across government.

Digital Government

CMS launches API for Medicare claims data

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is flipping the switch on a service that lets Medicare beneficiaries more easily download and share their health data.

Workforce

Teaching digital government at Harvard today

Steve Kelman sits down with his colleague David Eaves to discuss, among other things, the differences between "digital" and "IT."

Digital Government

How government data is at risk

Open data advocates and former government employees have concerns about the fate of open government data, in light of budget and budget and staffing cuts and topics facing increased politicization.

Digital Government

Congress looks to make grant info DATA Act friendly

New legislation fills in financial reporting gaps in the the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act.

Digital Government

Will feds get to read the Nunes memo?

A move by Republicans to publicly release a classified memo could have unintended consequences for federal employees.

Digital Government

Can election security be fixed in time for the 2018 vote?

With 2018 primaries fast approaching, policymakers are addressing election security concerns on multiple fronts, including online ad disclosure and cybersecurity for voting systems.

Cybersecurity

3 ways DHS is helping states with election security

A DHS official touted better relationships with state and local governments, increased information sharing and better tools as election security areas of focus before the upcoming midterm elections.

Digital Government

Hill hackathon tackles transparency, efficiency

The Congressional Hackathon included pitches from tech groups to improve citizens' access to government, including the House Clerk's Office's plans to begin redlining and markup history of legislation by Jan. 1.

Digital Government

Open data tools promote Census awareness

Tech groups from nonprofits, companies, federal agencies and universities from across the country unveiled various digital tools based on federal data.

Digital Government

Federal website performance continues to lag

Federal websites continue to slip on performance metrics related to page-load speed, mobile friendliness, security and accessibility, an ITIF report finds.

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