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EPIC to OPM: Stop collecting sensitive job applicant information if you can't secure the data

Saying federal agencies are "incapable of adequately protecting sensitive information from improper disclosure," a privacy watchdog group this week urged the Office of Personnel Management to limit the amount of personal information it collects on job applications and focus instead on data protection.

Clapper authorizes security clearance investigators to consider social media information

If you think you might need a security clearance someday, be careful what you post on Facebook. Those in charge of the clearance process are now authorized to review publicly available social media information in addition to the information they have historically collected.

Twitter revokes intelligence community's access to terror-spotting analytics service

Twitter on Sunday cut off U.S. intelligence agencies' access to a third-party service that sifts through public Twitter feeds for its clients, The Wall Street Journal reported.

When it comes to US government health alerts, people want the human touch

When it comes to being alerted to a national health emergency by the U.S. government, people want the human touch – even if it comes through the TV.

Spotlight: Senators say like a 'black hole'

Using the site is like "typing your information into the black hole," said Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) during the meeting. 

Klopp: SSA will become 'ridiculous' if it doesn't mine data to predict what customers want

The Social Security Administration needs to look at "transformative technologies" that anticipate customers' needs to avoid becoming technologically useless to its customers, according to the agency's CIO, Rob Klopp.

State Department's cheeky tweet gets skewered on social

The State Department's official Twitter account for the Bureau of Consular Affairs, @TravelGov, got a bit more than it bargained for yesterday with a tweet related to its #springbreakingbadly campaign.

Spotlight: FirstNet turns to Tumblr to talk public safety broadband

FirstNet is the latest government organization to join social media blogging platform Tumblr, and it's doing so to spread stories of success in its mission to provide a broadband network to all first responders in the U.S.

Spotlight: White House rolls out digital resources to accompany SCOTUS announcement

President Obama will announce his nominee to the Supreme Court on Wednesday and the White House unveiled this morning a variety of digital resources to support the news.

Following GSA's 'verification sprint,' agencies asked to pick up the pace on mobile verification

As the federal government rounds out the U.S. Digital Registry – its recently unveiled, authoritative directory of social media accounts, mobile apps and mobile websites – mobile data from agencies is lacking.