NARA seeks comments on new guidance for electronic message management

The NARA bulletin applies to chat or instant messaging, texting, voicemail messages that can be attached to emails, and other communications platforms such as social media or mobile apps.

DHS seeks public input on creating new cybersecurity information sharing centers

These information sharing and analysis organizations may be an alternative model for organizations that "do not fit neatly into an existing critical infrastructure sector ... or lack sufficient resources to share directly with the government."

Industry group urges use of data in NTIA cyber policy

An industry group says questions on implementation of the Cybersecurity Framework that was put forth by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in February 2014 remain unresolved, but another Commerce Department agency could bridge the gap with guidance.

Wanted: Training program for Digital Service procurement pros

The federal government wants to know how best to train and develop the contracting workforce that supports government's Digital Service teams. 

NIST preps digital privacy framework, considers control catalog

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is putting the finishing touches on a new interagency report that will advise federal agencies on assessing and mitigating the privacy risks associated with their digital services.


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Locality pay for federal workers in 13 cities across the country will increase based on labor market conditions, Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Beth Cobert told members of the American Federation of Government Employees in a meeting last week.