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A sign supporting Edward Snowden sits on a bridge in Berlin.

Snowden: France’s 'Intrusive' Surveillance Laws Failed to Stop Paris Attacks

The problem with mass surveillance is that you're burying people under too much data,” the fugitive leaker said.

GSA in the Dark about How Many Virtual Workers It Has

A new report from GSA’s inspector general found that despite keeping a purported master list of so-called virtual workers, GSA doesn't actually know the number of employees who telework on a full-time basis.

Survey: Governments’ Pledge to be ‘Open by Default’ Still Mostly a Talking Point

A newly released World Wide Web Foundation survey found more than 90 percent of the polled nations still keep reams of government data hidden from the public.

NSA's Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah.

Obama Promises to Release New Report on NSA Spying in State of the Union

Report will look at how the government is balancing security with privacy concerns.

New Website, State of the Union Guest Puts Focus on Government Digital Squads

Kathy Pham, a member of the administration’s 6-month-old digital fix-it squad, the U.S. Digital Service, will attend the State of the Union address as Michelle Obama's guest.

Customs Agency Has to Keep Records for 75 Years. That’s a Lot of Tape Drives.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is mandated to store certain records for more than 70 years.

Is the Digital Wave Creating a ‘Never-Ending Work Day’ for Feds?

While federal managers are enthusiastic about the power of digital technology in the workplace, others worry it’s actually upended a healthy sense of work-life balance.

U.S. Digital Service Administrator Mikey Dickerson

US Digital Team Reaches Across Pond to Share Code, Best Practices

The administration plans to send members of the U.S. Digital Service to meet with their British counterparts in the Government Digital Service.

Steve VanRoekel, former U.S. chief information officer

A Wish List for the New Federal CIO

Agency IT officials and tech implementers are sharing some items they think should be at the top of the as-yet-unknown federal CIO’s to-do list.

What Do DISA’s New Cloud Security Requirements Mean for Classified Information?

The Defense Information Systems Agency released updated cloud security requirements this week, simplifying the “impact levels” that classify information sensitivity.