While the Government Accountability Office report did not make any recommendations to relevant U.S. agencies, it pointed out concerns among stakeholders about prescriptive standards versus a performance-based approach.
Despite the General Services Administration's efforts to provide agencies with tools that support the acquisition of cloud computing technologies, there's a growing demand for neutral facilitators, or "cloud brokers," to walk agencies through the selection of a cloud vendor.
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MyUSA, a product of the General Services Administration's 18F, is an account management service that consolidates interactions with government websites.
To help bolster U.S. cyber defense, the bill calls for authorizing the president to use military cyber action in response to an attack on the nation, additional funding to the Defense Innovation Initiative for increased investment in various technologies, and more cyber procurement funding.
Americans have "exceedingly low levels of confidence in the privacy and security of the records that are maintained by a variety of institutions in the digital age," Pew said.
Convincing the private sector to share more information about cybersecurity incidents with the federal government will take trust building and a cooperative effort across all relevant agencies.
The Center for Data Innovation report said Congress can help shape data usage to boost economic growth and benefit the public through improved transparency or more efficient healthcare.
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The government should be building its digital services through an approach that takes into account ways to help with major life events including colleges and having children, says a May 15 DigitalGov blog post. "Designing services to be responsive to be life events that drive public needs is a powerful way to deliver citizen-centered value," the blog post says.
The Office of Personnel Management's rollout of the new USAJobs website will not come in one big launch, but rather a series of rollouts that constantly improve the user experience throughout the hiring process, said OPM's Innovation Lab Director Stephanie Wade at the May 21 DigitalGov Summit.