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Applications, Infrastructure

Federal website performance continues to lag

November 29, 2017

Via: FCW

Americans depend on more than 4,500 federal websites to access critical government services and information, but a report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation finds of 91 percent of the most popular agency websites are failing to perform well […]


Operations Security, Security

Delayed Security Clearance Reforms Could Increase Costs for Agencies

November 23, 2017

Via: Government Executive

Intelligence officials are still far behind in perfecting a system to continuously evaluate security clearance holders by scanning public records rather than relying on rigorous re-clearance investigations every five or 10 years, a congressional watchdog found. In October 2016, the […]


Featured

Here’s What You Need to Know About ADA Compliance

November 6, 2017

Via: Michael Boyd

In June 2017, a Florida federal judge decided that Winn-Dixie’s website violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (also known as ADA). The North American retailer was required to update its site because it was inaccessible to the visually impaired. According […]


Events

Enrollment for threat sharing program continues to lag

November 2, 2017

Via: FCW

The federal government has big plans for a public-private cybersecurity information exchange, if only it can get buy-in from the private sector. Acting federal Chief Information Security Officer Grant Schneider told attendees at a Nov. 1 information sharing conference in […]


Networking Security, Security

DHS mandates new security standards for federal networks

October 17, 2017

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security is requiring agencies to use new email and web security guidelines that address man-in-the-middle attacks. A binding operational directive from DHS gives federal agencies 90 days to implement a pair of tools, Domain-based Message Authentication […]


Operations Security, Security

Audit chides FDIC for sloppy breach protocols

October 9, 2017

Via: FCW

An Inspector General’s audit found that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s protocols for responding to a data breach aren’t being followed, even as the agency has faced dozens of security incidents in the past two years. The audit stemmed from […]


Federal, Policy

OPM names new CIO

October 3, 2017

Via: FCW

The Office of Personnel Management has a new CIO. Former Maryland CIO David Garcia will replace David DeVries, who resigned in September. OPM deputy CIO Rob Leahy has served in an interim role since Sept. 2. OPM confirmed the news […]


Federal, Policy

DHS moves ahead on financial system amid questions from Congress

October 2, 2017

Via: FCW

Three days after a congressional panel probed delays and overspending by the Department of Homeland Security on financial management systems modernization, the agency is out with a near-final request for proposals for plans for the system. The solicitation that went […]


Operations Security, Security

After MGT, Hurd presses cyber national guard bill

September 26, 2017

Via: FCW

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) said he wants federal CIOs to get up to speed on the modernization tools provided in the recently passed Modernizing Government Technology Act as quickly as possible — but worries that that the slow pace of […]


Federal, Policy

House Oversight leaders want answers on White House email

September 26, 2017

Via: FCW

The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee wants answers on White House officials’ reported use of private email accounts to conduct official business. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) wrote a letter Sept. 25 to senior adviser to […]