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VA Secretary: Open source is the only way to operate

Veterans Affairs Department Secretary Bob McDonald voiced his support for open source technology July 30, as he outlined a broad reform plan that includes streamlining information technology and taking a more "holistic" look at customer service.

DATA Act progress continues, but not without snags

Although the Office of Management and Budget and the Treasury Department have taken important steps toward implementing requirements of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014, they have much more to do, the Comptroller General of the United States told Congress.

Experts say tech industry has duty to counter extremism, but against imposing legal onus

Michael Chertoff, Michael Leiter, Zoe Baird and others weigh in about interplay and relationship between government and the private sector on terrorism, encryption and other similar emerging issues

Coalition: Senate bill aimed at boosting private sector cybersecurity data sharing is 'a train wreck'

Sixty-eight security experts, technology companies and civil society groups sent a letter to President Obama July 27, urging him to threaten to veto the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015.

18F breaks down implementation of HTTPS for federal agencies

In order to help federal agencies meet a new requirement to use HTTPS connections for all publicly accessible websites, 18F offered a how-to guide for beginners.

Census director says no personal data leaked from breach for which Anonymous members claim credit

Census's John H. Thompson says the breach was limited to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, an external database that didn't include personally identifiable information from people responding to censuses and surveys.

Bill would specify, bolster DHS' job as protector of the dot-gov domain

Six senators have partnered to introduce a bipartisan bill that would give the Homeland Security Department more authority to protect federal civilian networks.

Feds: Imposters, scammers trying to dupe the millions of OPM database breach victims

The Federal Trade Commission and OPM's posted information on their respective websites about fraudulent attempts to further deceive the 21.5 million current, former and prospective federal government employees and contractors, whose personal information was stolen by hackers.

New report: Privacy, property rights among top regulatory issues as drones multiply in air

As unmanned aerial vehicle usage becomes more prevalent within society, governments, the commercial sector and the public will have to take a hard look at a host of changing and evolving implications it has on privacy, property rights and other issues, a New America report says.

PTO sets pace for feds' digital conversion movement, delivers 1M XML pages monthly

For the Patent and Trademark Office, digital conversion isn't new; it's a core part of the agency's years-long Patent End to End initiative, which aims to achieve a next-generation patent and trademark workflow.