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Expert shares ideas for protecting government data

Ability to remotely tell a laptop to stop working would solve the problem of stolen laptops, former White House cybersecurity adviser says.

E-gov projects again face cuts on Capitol Hill

OMB has enhanced efforts to communicate benefits of projects, but appropriators remain skeptical.

Military faces challenges in embracing technology

Challenges include developing tools and infrastructure, and changing the way people think about information sharing, military official says.

Former federal technology official to take industry post

Ex-technology undersecretary at Commerce Department named as the Information Technology Association of America’s president and CEO.

VA weighing steps to protect medical records

Subcontractor in India threatened to release 30,000 of the department’s medical records over the Internet last year.

Report: Telework could bring financial benefit to agencies

But a lack of support is hampering growth of the work-from-home concept in the government, consultants say.

VA security policies lack enforcement teeth, legislator says

Department directive issued last week restricts the transmission of agency data.

Auditors blame VA data breach on security flaws

Inspector general reports have noted information security vulnerabilities at the agency since 1997.

House committee OKs standards for security tools, training

Measure also would require DHS to create a program for transferring to the private sector terrorism and disaster response technology developed with federal funding.

Agencies may not meet goal of speeding security clearances

Industry officials predict December deadline could be tough even for swiftest agencies.