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New global CIO survey finds legacy networks are top worry, could impede new tech adoption

Federal chief information officers have similar worries to businesses when it comes to the impact their legacy networks have on adapting new, innovative technologies that improve service and lower costs, according to a Brocade Communications executive whose company released a global survey today about infrastructure issues.

DHS secretary: Counterterrorism enters new phase, gov't seeking Muslim community help

Jeh Johnson says counterterrorism efforts wading into new territory as the Islamic State calls for attacks against U.S. military installations and local law enforcement and government buildings through social media.

OGE outlines rules for feds' use of personal social media accounts

The Office of Governmentwide Ethics laid how federal employees should be using social media in their personal lives in a new memo released April 9. 

Social 'share' buttons expand federal websites' reach, says social media manager

Federal agencies can boost online engagement if they properly use social media "share" buttons on pages of their website, says Sara Smith, social media strategist at the National Institute on Drug Abuse. 

Report: Scientists at health agencies get conflicting guidance on freedom of expression

A watchdog group says the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration need to issue stronger guarantees that their scientists have scientific freedom of speech.  

GSA shares how-to guide for agencies responding to cyber vandalism on social media

In light of the Jan. 12 hack of U.S. Central Command's social media accounts, the General Services Administration has issued guidance to agencies for responding to "cyber-hijacking."

Taliban used Twitter to embellish tactical victories

The Taliban's report of attacks through the summer of 2012 embellishes the damage inflicted upon international security forces. Its tweets said the group killed an average of 196 Afghan National Security Forces personnel per month during this period. But the Brookings Institution's noted the average monthly death toll closer to 309 ANSF personnel.

DOI finds social media success by recognizing differences in platform

The Interior Department has found success in speaking to a national audience through its social media networks, says a Dec. 2 DigitalGov blog post. At DOI, each one of several social media platforms is utilized to reach a specific goal, the blog  post  says.

Report: Military members instructed to scrub social media posts to avoid attention from extremists

On Sunday the FBI issued its strongest warning about possible attacks from militant extremists associated with the Islamic State against the U.S. military, and asked servicemembers to scrub their social media accounts, according to a Dec. 1 ABC News article. The FBI issued the bulletin Sunday jointly with the Homeland Security Department and strongly urged military members to scrub their social media accounts of anything that could bring unwanted attention from extremists or help them learn servicemembers' identities, the article says.

Most law enforcement pros use social media in investigations, but training and policies lacking

Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have been essential in investigating, solving and preventing crimes, but a new LexisNexis study shows that many law enforcement agencies lack formal policies, training or dedicated staff to use such social media tools.