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Final IPv4 addresses in free pool issued

The American Registry for Internet Numbers said the final Internet Protocol Version 4, or IPv4, addresses were issued last week, leaving a waitlist for unmet IPv4 addresses and address transfers as the only options for those seeking addresses under the protocol.

Spotlight: Officials provide DATA Act implementation update

Fiscal Assistant Secretary David Lebryk showed attendees at DATA Transparency 2015 the first public images of a forthcoming spending data platform.

18F brings DOL investigator handbook online

The tech rapid-response team inside the General Services Administration took only two days to convert the division's field operations handbook from hundreds of individual PDFs into a single searchable website for its 1,000-plus investigators to access. 

VA to launch new one-stop portal on Veterans Day, seeks vendor info to run, maintain it

Vendors responding to a departmental request for information had until Sept. 17 to submit responses regarding the design, development and maintenance of the portal that will be called

GSA: Federal website managers should ensure SEO up to snuff with move to HTTPS

The General Services Administration last week released a list of best practices that government agencies can use for search engine optimization in the lead up to the required implementation of HTTPS by the end of next year.

DoD memo aims to goose data and IT services sharing through XML, APIs

In an effort to encourage the sharing of data, information and information technology services across the Defense Department, DoD Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen issued a memo directing military departments, defense agencies and others to adopt standardized, machine-readable information exchange practices.

Joint VA-DoD online benefits portal surpasses 5M user mark

Participation on a joint Veterans Affairs and Defense Department self-service benefits portal has reached 5 million users, two months ahead of site usage projections, says VA.

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.