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GSA innovation lab 18F pushes style guide for better open-source collaboration

18F released last week a style guide for its open-source documentation, in an effort to make communication as clear as possible between the often disparate parties that pitch in on open-source projects.

GSA pushes speedier IT service delivery across agencies

As federal agencies work to improve their customers' digital experience, one General Services Administration official says his team is scaling out techniques to help agencies institutionalize the real-time delivery of information technology.

ACT-IAC launches crowdsourcing initiative to help feds improve their level of cybersecurity

The public-private partnership ACT-IAC has launched a crowdsourcing initiative to help the federal government improve its short- and long-term cybersecurity environment in the wake of recent high-profile breaches. 

Major tech industry group issues scores of cybersecurity recommendations to feds

The Information Technology Industry Council's public sector division established a task force, which developed the recommendations around four disciplines: security risk management, governance and accountability, finance and procurement, and people and organizations.

GAO report: Federal law should adapt to growing privacy concerns of facial recognition technology

Congressional investigators from the Government Accountability Office reviewed privacy issues around the technology as the National Telecommunications and Information Administration also has an effort underway to examine related privacy ramifications and develop a voluntary code of conduct.

Federally funded project focuses on tracking data to prevent advanced persistent threats

The Georgia Institute of Technology announced June 30 that it was awarded a $4.25 million contract from the federal government to find out exactly where data move as it's routed from one host to another and if, for example, malicious code is attached to that data.

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.