IT Modernization

Federal agency CIOs worried about cyberattacks, budget cuts, survey shows

TechAmerica released the results of its 22nd annual survey of federal agency chief information officers.

Workforce

Telework is hot, telework centers are not

Speakers discussed the merits of telework centers at the Telework Exchange Town Hall on May 2.

Workforce

CIO discovers the personal value of telework

When her husband needed medical care last year, Casey Coleman found that federal telework policies made it possible to manage work and home.

Workforce

Telework success comes from linking it to larger goals

At least one agency finds that telework provides new ways to accomplish its mission in trying times.

HHS readies for Facebook organ donation initiative

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg announced a new campaign for users to publish their organ donor status, an initiative expected to increase organ donations to the registries overseen by the Health and Human Services Department.

Workforce

Agencies still struggling with electronic records management, NARA report shows

Despite efforts to improve, agencies are still at risk of compromising their records.

Twitter value includes response

If an agency Tweets and nobody answers, did it matter?

Workforce

Perception of government could affect agency hiring

Agency recruiting might just have gotten harder as survey paints a "disturbing" picture of attitudes toward the federal government.

Workforce

One senator could block popular electronic disclosure bill

Transparency advocates are warning that despite the growing support for the Senate Campaign Disclosure Act, it could still be victim of parliamentary holds and other blocking moves. Attention is focused on one senator who has blocked the bill in the past.

GSA tool lets people verify genuine federal social media accounts

The General Services Administration's Social Media Registry is designed to allow agencies to manage their social media accounts while validating them for users worried that they might be fake.

IT Modernization

USAJobs.gov user satisfaction hasn't recovered from last year's nosedive

After the debut of the new iteration of USAJobs fizzled, user satisifaction dropped and has still not recovered.

IT Modernization

Citizens have an appetite for more digital government worldwide, survey shows

Digital government services are on a roll, and the next generation of services could include electronic mailboxes and secure identification as a service, according to a new survey by Accenture.

VA takes next steps on digital health record system

The Veterans Affairs Department has awarded a new contract for development of a joint platform for an electronic health record system with the Defense Department.

Digital Government

Most public sector IT workers see benefits in mobile tech, survey says

Government IT professionals see many benefits for their agencies from the growth in mobile technologies, including more innovation and creativity, according to a new survey.

DATA Act passes House

Bill would establish standards for electronic publication of agency spending data.

FAA undermines its safety efforts with inadequate data, GAO says

The FAA is trying to improve its assessments of accidents and crashes, but a lack of good data is handicapping the effort.

IT Modernization

Government-specific social networks on the rise

A survey showed some shifts in how government agencies are utilizing social networking and Web tools.

IT Modernization

Most federal websites still not ready for mobile access, survey finds

Agencies trail private sector in making mobile-ready sites.

Facebook Timeline: Help or hindrance for agencies?

Studies show whether Timeline is helping or hurting agencies seeking public interaction.

Cybersecurity

NIST tests accuracy in iris recognition for identification

Report quantifies accuracy, speed in iris-recognition algorithms.

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