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Workforce issues, strategies define success as governments go digital, says report

Across the globe, a dearth of digital skills in the government workforce presents a major challenge to the delivery of digital services, according to a survey of public sector leaders.

Cybersecurity is 'soft underbelly' of nuclear energy industry, new critical report says

Nuclear energy facilities worldwide are highly vulnerable to cyber attacks as a result of pervasive technical and cultural challenges, including a lack of awareness about the issue among leadership, the London-based think tank Chatham House said.

CIA looks to cloud, big data to advance mission

The Central Intelligence Agency is embracing cloud computing technology to help ease the burden of computing-intensive analytics programs that produce intelligence for its agents. It's also opening doors that will help the CIA to partner with innovative vendors in the big data market.

NIST issues draft guide for managing attribute-based access to IT systems

The National Institute of Standards and Technology issued Sept. 30 a draft reference model to help agencies design attribute-based access control systems.

Spotlight: Major privacy-enhancing document to be issued this month, says NIST

The public-private partnership tasked by the National Institute of Standards and Technology to create an "identity ecosystem" will release a major document later this month. 

GAO: FISMA compliance persistently weak across federal agencies

The Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 lays out specific security controls that should be applied to federal agencies' information technology, but a new audit finds that FISMA implementation in fiscal years 2013 and 2014 by agencies was mixed.

18F unveils user experience standards for federal websites

A new standard for website design finally may bring order to the chaos of different visual styles on federal agency web pages.

DISA says enhancements will power greater use of open-source platform

The Defense Information Systems Agency said last week that its open source repository was upgraded with more integrated collaboration tools to enhance user experience and provide greater access.

UK's 'Karma Police' bulk surveillance operation likely dwarfs NSA's, says report

The United Kingdom's intelligence agency, Government Communications Headquarters, launched a mass electronic eavesdropping campaign in 2009 without court order or judicial warrant that likely dwarfs the National Security Agency's surveillance operation in the United States, according to leaked documents.

EPA not properly tracking its IT investments, finds IG

The Environmental Protection Agency is not properly recording its information technology investments, which totaled more than $334 million in fiscal 2014, finds an internal audit.