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Spotlight: New marketplace lets intelligence community test-drive cloud tech

The U.S. intelligence community has opened a classified marketplace for cloud applications, with a goal of letting IC analysts and developers test out thousands of commercial tools without their agencies needing to make large investments beforehand.

Spotlight: More government data breaches due to human error than cyber espionage, finds report

Governments in 2015 lost more data from simple mishandling than from cases of cyber espionage, found security analysts in a new report.

Igniting Innovation Award showcase to crowdsource government innovation

On Monday, federal employees and industry leaders will gather in Washington, DC, for the 2016 Igniting Innovation Award, a showcase run by one of the largest public-private partnerships in the government IT community, The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council.

Survey: Federal employees' confidence in agencies' cybersecurity plunges

Dell last took the survey in 2014, and since then, of course, the Office of Management and Budget was the target of a major breach, so a drop in info security confidence is hardly surprising. Still, the scale of the drop is staggering.

Spotlight: Sen. Warren introduces return-free tax filing legislation

If the bill came to fruition, the Internal Revenue Service would provide taxpayers with tax forms filled out in advance, making it unnecessary to hire an accountant or use a tax return software.

Congressmen introduce OPEN Government Data Act with stakeholder endorsements

The Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary, or OPEN, Government Data Act  would direct federal agencies to abandon proprietary data formats, publish their information in machine-readable, searchable formats, and compel them to justify any failure to publish data.

Spotlight: VA meets EHR interoperability mandate with DoD

The Veterans Affairs department signed documentation last week attesting that it has met its congressional mandate to achieve electronic health records interoperability with the Defense Department.

White House to announce federal CISO pick within a month

The White House plans to announce its pick for the newly created federal chief security officer position within a month, according to U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott.

Spotlight: Diagnosing the taxman's IT woes

In short, the IRS faces challenges including insufficient funding, political pressure, technical constraints, lack of skilled tech professionals and the tax code itself.

White House formally proposes $3.1B IT Modernization Fund to Congress

Unimpeded by a recent budget markup that cut the Obama administration's proposed $3.1 billion IT Modernization Fund, or ITMF, the White House officially filed legislation to establish the fund on Friday.