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State Dept. IG chides diplomats for using private email

State Department employees at the Embassy in Tokyo, including U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, used private email to conduct official business, according to the department's inspector general.

DJ Patil says US is progressing toward a data-driven government

Through recent progress on three data initiatives, the United States is making progress to become a truly "data-driven government," said U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil. In an Aug. 19 post to the blog Medium, Patil reflected on half a year on the job.

US-EU standards must be harmonized to advance accessibility

While recognizing that federal CIOs have a broad set of responsibilities and that there are many critical issues that they manage, we must place a focused eye on whether the issue of accessibility is getting the attention it should.

NTIA extends ICANN contract for another year

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration extended its contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, determining that it needs more time to plan its hand-off of oversight of Internet domain names.

Lack of investment, tech are major barriers to better federal customer experience, report says

Although a majority of recently surveyed federal managers say their agencies are providing superior customer experiences, a new report from the Government Business Council and Deloitte Digital said, in reality, they've been hindered by budgetary constraints and outdated technologies.

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.

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.

Policymakers must look at IoT as a whole, not just parts, says industry group

As Internet of Things, or IoT, technology grows and influences multiple market segments, policymakers must consider rules that could apply across the board, a new report states.

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.

Digital experience central to White House effort to improve immigration system

The White House announced July 15 a major initiative to improve the legal immigration system that officials said is now complex, paper-based and confusing to users applying for a visa.