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Spotlight: Border protection system lacks authority to use SSNs in system access

CBP had used the system to give users account access, creating a "HashID" of their SSN to provide identity management.

Kansas House votes to close private email loophole for open records

A new bill working its way through the Kansas legislature would stop state officials from hiding behind their private email accounts in order to avoid making records public.

Spotlight: Treasury publishes data format for federal spending

In a long-awaited release, the Treasury Department on Friday published the final schema for its federal spending data format on the Federal Spending Transparency GitHub portal.

Supreme Court eases restrictions on federal hacking authority

The Supreme Court on Thursday quietly approved a change to Rule 41, which could give the Federal Bureau of Investigations the authority, if granted the right warrant conditions, to hack any computer or network anywhere in the world.

Senate, House mull contrasting FOIA reform bills

A recent Congressional Research Service report compared and contrasted two Freedom of Information Act reform bills that are working their way through Congress.

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.

FOIA delays at NYC's Administration for Children's Services exemplify issues with request process

Freedom of Information Act requests haven't proven to be the speediest or  most reliable  process in recent years, and a  new report from ProPublica  will only reinforce that perception.

Secretive surveillance court curtails agency surveillance, data retention in new rulings

A top surveillance federal court released recent decisions this week that laid out new oversight compliance requirements for the National Security Agency's and Federal Bureau of Investigation's retention of personal data.

Budget problems are at heart of DISA's reorganization, official says

The Defense Information Systems Agency's soon-to-be-complete reorganization comes in response to budgetary challenges.

IG report: NASA has insufficient info security framework

NASA lacks an agencywide information security management framework and should hire a permanent senior security officer to better address its risk management efforts, a recent Inspector General report found.