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GPS satellite problem emerges as Air Force plans to launch another system

On the heels of reports about a GPS satellite software glitch, the Air Force prepared to launch a new GPS system from its base in Los Angeles.

Federal CIO Council wins award for worst open government performance – again

The Rosemary Award, established in 2005 by the National Security Archive – a Washington, D.C.-based independent watchdog group located at George Washington University – is intended to "highlight the lowlights of government secrecy."

Broadband map shows 85% of Americans have access to 25Mbps speeds, but rural gap exists

A newly updated U.S. map showing comprehensive broadband availability across the country indicates that nearly 85 percent of the country has access to 25 megabits per second download speeds and 3 Mbps upload speeds.

House intel leaders unveil bill to spur public, private sharing of cyber threat indicator data

Leaders with the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence March 24 unveiled legislation that would encourage private companies to voluntarily share information on cyber threats with each other and the federal government as long as it doesn't go through the National Security Agency or the Defense Department.

Obama taps former Twitter executive to become government's first-ever chief digital officer

A former Twitter executive will become the White House's first-ever chief digital officer, creating digital strategies to better connect the government with American citizens.

Obama establishes, appoints director of White House IT

President Obama has created a new position at the White House – director of White House information technology – and tapped a former Facebook employee to fill it.

NIST: Precise timing signals are critical in development of Internet of Things

A new National Institute of Standards and Technology paper says some critical applications systems among the billions of wired and wirelessly linked physical devices from smart meters to smart cars – known as the Internet of Things – may be hampered by inadequate timing systems.

Fed websites get 1.36B visits with IRS.gov topping list, new analytics dashboard shows

Not every government website is represented in the data. The dashboard only collects information from about 300 executive branch domains, out of about 1,350 total.

Number of veterans whose personal information was put at risk nearly triples in a month

Between January and February, the number of veterans who had personal information affected by data breaches nearly tripled, according to a new report.

Better federal oversight needed in national geospatial data collection and use, GAO says

A federal government-led initiative that aims to improve coordination of geospatial-related investments as well as reduce duplicative efforts and spending is falling short of the goal due to a lack of oversight and other issues.