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US lawmaker seeking answers following $81M cyber heist of Bangladesh central bank

A heist of the Bangladeshi central bank may not have been of prime concern to U.S. stakeholders 20 years ago, but in the age of cyber heists – especially one involving $81 million – a top U.S. lawmaker is eager for answers.

USPTO releases beta version of its open data portal

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has released a beta version of its open data portal, created in response to President Obama's call for more federal transparency.

Largest US tenant launches web-based leasing tool

Who is the largest tenant in the United States? Believe or not, it is the General Services Administration, which handles leasing of office space for the federal government. To make the leasing process easier, GSA is launching a new web-based tool, the Automated Advanced Acquisition Program.

UPDATED: IG report shows 18F's unauthorized Slack use breached GSA documents

18F, GSA's innovation arm, has caused a data breach through unauthorized use of the popular enterprise messaging service Slack.

Spotlight: NTIA extends deadline for RFC on IoT advancement

After receiving an influx of requests to extend the comment period on a Request for Comments about the policy landscape around Internet of Things technology, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration moved the deadline to June 2 at 5 p.m.

Data demo day highlights benefits of open, searchable legislative data

Lawmakers and the Data Coalition, an open government advocacy group, held a Legislative Data Demo Day Wednesday to discuss details of the bi-partisan Statutes at Large Modernization Act (H.R. 4006), as well as some ways open and "successful" legislative data might be used.

IG finds flawed access controls at VA's Project Management Accountability System

The Office of Information and Technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs has ineffective access controls over its Project Management Accountability System dashboard, according to a report by the department's Office of Inspector General.

Spotlight: FCC limits frequency of government robocalls

The Federal Communications Commission approved a proposal in a party-line vote last week to limit robocalls from government debt collectors to three calls per individual per month.

Audit: ICE financial systems had year-long access control vulnerability

Even though U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement took corrective action last year to improve its IT controls, a recent audit found the agency still has major deficiencies regarding access controls and configuration management of its financial system.

White House to launch AI push with new workshop series

The White House is planning to hold four public workshops this summer to develop plans and spur dialog about the federal government's use of artificial intelligence technologies.