April 18, 2015
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April 17, 2015
As the U.S. patent office has been working to boost its open data offerings, a new report offers a look at where the agency currently stands.
April 16, 2015
The Veterans Affairs Department's Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer for Product Development David Peters plans to leave the agency this month.
The Office of Government Ethics last week issued a legal advisory on how the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Executive Branch Employees applies to the workforce's use of social media.
The application window to file E-Rate applications closes Thursday night, and schools should now prepare their Internet invoices to show officials to receive the funds.
By Billy Mitchell
April 14, 2015
Verizon's 2015 data breach report is out, which gives both the public and private sector an extremely in-depth report on how much data breaches can cost an enterprise.
By Whitney Blair Wyckoff
April 15, 2015
EPA launched a new website with information about how public water systems are complying with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.
By FedScoop Staff
March 31, 2015
FedScoop has once again sought to recognize 50 women whose vibrant energy, determination and imagination are making a monumental difference in the federal government IT community, and whose impact is being felt across America.
Management of information technology investments is again a target of the Government Accountability Office's annual report on reducing fragmentation, overlap and duplication in federal services.
Agency chief information officers can expect to see Office of Management and Budget guidance for the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act by mid-May, according to new federal CIO Tony Scott.
By Dan Verton
An inspector general report details risky foreign access to sensitive Veterans Affairs servers by non-U.S. citizens in China, India and elsewhere.
Commentary: The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act will make it possible for the first time to follow government spending. But it doesn't go far enough.
April 13, 2015
Federal health IT policymakers have sent a letter to Congress condemning developers and health care providers who, motivated by personal gain and business incentives, interfere with the transfer or movement of EHRs, a practice known as health information blocking.
April 10, 2015
As federal IT investment failures continue to stack up, innovators are coming out of the woodwork and banding together to reform antiquated acquisition with new approaches.
One of the White House's top IT advisers stopped by a weekend hackathon sponsored by the Interior and Agriculture departments.
NIST offered its final pitch this month for how nonfederal entities should handle the government's unclassified data.
April 09, 2015
The Department of Energy announced a contract to Intel to build Aurora, a supercomputer that is expected to operate at a peak of 180 petaflops when it opens in 2018.
The latest edition of the Defense Department's major acquisition reform effort now includes an emphasis on cybersecurity and technological superiority.
By Wyatt Kash
Coleman leaves AT&T Government Solutions to take on a broader portfolio at Unisys Federal.
Commentary: Consumer Policy Solutions President Debra Berlyn argues the debate over the FCC's open Internet ruling presents a truly historic opportunity to create needed consumer protections.
Commentary: Department of Veterans Affairs Chief Information Security Officer Stan Lowe details how the revitalized VA approaches data security.
April 08, 2015
A new Pew Research Center study found that nearly two-thirds of Americans now tote around a smartphone, up from 35 percent in 2011, and about 19 percent of the country uses those devices as their primary means of Internet connectivity.
Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work provides one of the most detailed descriptions to date of the military's high-tech offset strategy.
By Greg Otto
April 07, 2015
The Obama administration is deploying a massive amount of data, hoping technology companies like Google and Microsoft can solve the world's public health problems brought on by climate change.
By Corinne Lestch
The new guide crowdsources ideas and recommendations from developers, educators and researchers to gauge the best digital tools out there and how there are opportunities for more.
Patent office Chief Information Officer John Owens said about a third of his staffers have served in the military.
NIST's seven-volume Big Data Interoperability Framework looks to clarify underlying concepts when it comes to the archietecture and technology behind big data practices.
A pair of Senate Democrats are campaigning to change chamber rules that they say impede the use of modern digital tools.
Less than three months after forming a new Task Force Innovation, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is expected this month to address plans for several low-risk but high impact technology initiatives that the service may fund for development.
The chair of the business department at the small women's liberal arts college in Virginia, along with other faculty, students and alumnae, proposed converting the school into a competitive three-year STEM program to keep it from closing.
April 06, 2015
Buoyed by a new CEO and a new round of funding, In-Q-Tel-backed RedSeal is offering a platform that promises to give network security users a better model of their weaknesses.
About 1,000 examiners are using the first version of Patents End-To-End, an effort to streamline how the agency evaluates patent applications.
The Federal Aviation Administration acknowledged Friday that a "known virus" penetrated the agency's administrative network in February, but said no damage was done.
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April 03, 2015
Twenty-four federal CIOs told the Government Accountability Office that the White House needs to figure out better ways to streamline its IT reform requirements.
Hashmi says his latest industry gig at Box is just the next step in helping governments fulfill their missions with the help of technology.
About 6,000 users have registered on the agency's openFDA platform, it announced on Twitter this week.
CIOs and IT leaders at MobileGov Summit stress focusing on customer needs, not apps; and on securing data, not the network.
Federal leaders and other first responders believe the innovation spurred by the Ebola battle will be key in the next epidemic response.
April 02, 2015
The Federal Communications Commission has received just 20,860 applications so far, compared to roughly 48,000 applications last year. But experts say schools officials are still wading through paperwork to receive the cash.
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By Jake Williams
February 17, 2015
Over the weekend, the agency released its proposed framework for how nonrecreational drones will integrate into the national airspace.
December 10, 2014
Paul Bove, social media lead at the Food and Drug Administration, spoke with FedScoop TV at FedTalks 2014 about his career as a civil servant.
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