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From Nextgov: USAID to stand up new Geospatial Intelligence Center

Agencies are putting off spending on new staff and technologies aimed at defending critical networks against intrusions.

Facebook Faux Pas

Feds could use a primer on how to handle sensitive information on social media sites, watchdog says.

From Nextgov: Government IT may fare well under debt ceiling deal

The $2.5 trillion in projected cuts are unlikely to lead to canceling major IT initiatives, experts say, but automatically triggered cuts could do damage.

From Nextgov: Crowd sourcing can supplement whistleblowing, experts say

Transparency advocates tout whistleblower protections as a cost-saving measure.

From Nextgov: Leaked FAA report adds fuel to debate over LightSquared broadband network

Document says the project could knock out GPS for aviation use across the continental U.S., but company argues that assessment is based on outdated information.

From Nextgov: GSA moves all 17,000 employee email accounts to the cloud

The agency is the first to move all employees to Web-based email under the administration's push for greater IT efficiency.

Critical Competencies

New model identifies the general and technical skills program managers need at each grade level.


Engineers, safety inspectors among thousands furloughed at FAA

Until Congress agrees on funding bill, the agency cannot collect federal taxes on airline tickets, which feed the account used to pay employees.

From Nextgov: VA will allow iPhones and iPads to connect to its network this fall

The department will not require the use of federal wireless encryption standards.

Agencies lack clear guidance on telework during emergencies, report says

Watchdog identifies problems with IT, personnel readiness related to federal telework and continuity of government operations.

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    Cross-Agency Teamwork, Anytime and Anywhere

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    Database-level encryption had its origins in the 1990s and early 2000s in response to very basic risks which largely revolved around the theft of servers, backup tapes and other physical-layer assets. As noted in Verizon’s 2014, Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)1, threats today are far more advanced and dangerous.

  • Federal IT Applications: Assessing Government's Core Drivers

    In order to better understand the current state of external and internal-facing agency workplace applications, Government Business Council (GBC) and Riverbed undertook an in-depth research study of federal employees. Overall, survey findings indicate that federal IT applications still face a gamut of challenges with regard to quality, reliability, and performance management.

  • PIV- I And Multifactor Authentication: The Best Defense for Federal Government Contractors

    This white paper explores NIST SP 800-171 and why compliance is critical to federal government contractors, especially those that work with the Department of Defense, as well as how leveraging PIV-I credentialing with multifactor authentication can be used as a defense against cyberattacks

  • Toward A More Innovative Government

    This research study aims to understand how state and local leaders regard their agency’s innovation efforts and what they are doing to overcome the challenges they face in successfully implementing these efforts.

  • From Volume to Value: UK’s NHS Digital Provides U.S. Healthcare Agencies A Roadmap For Value-Based Payment Models

    The U.S. healthcare industry is rapidly moving away from traditional fee-for-service models and towards value-based purchasing that reimburses physicians for quality of care in place of frequency of care.

  • GBC Flash Poll: Is Your Agency Safe?

    Federal leaders weigh in on the state of information security


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