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GAO reports problems with IRS' new e-filing system

January 25, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Taxpayers continue to experience problems with the Internal Revenue Service's website and new electronic-filing system, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office. The IRS began modernizing its legacy e-filing system in 2004. In the 2005 Taxpayer Assistance Blueprint, the IRS laid out a five-year strategic plan to improve...

Car Talk

January 24, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Transportation Department has launched a challenge to find ways for using wireless connectivity that would allow vehicles to talk with each other and make America's roads safer. DOT's Research and Innovative Technology Administration arm is soliciting ideas for products or applications that use dedicated short range communication, which is...

Administration given so-so grade on cybersecurity

January 21, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The National Security Cyberspace Institute gave the Obama administration's efforts to enhance cybersecurity a grade somewhere between a B+ and a C- for its first two years, according to its report released Tuesday. In the report card from the Smithfield, Va.-based cyberspace education, research and analysis company, the administration was...

NASA Has An App for That

January 20, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow NASA put a man on the moon in 1969, and this week, the agency launched an application for Android phones. The new application, the NASA Spinoff App for Android is available for download and includes a feed of the agency's latest technology news, a searchable database of NASA-derived innovations, a...

Transportation tackles distracted-driving problem using videos

January 20, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Transportation Department unveiled two videos Thursday that aim to curb distracted driving, a growing problem that the department has been on a self-proclaimed "rampage" to discourage for nearly two years, its leader said. In 2009, nearly 5,500 Americans died and 500,000 were injured in accidents involving a driver distracted...

From Nextgov.com: Transportation tackles distracted-driving problem using videos

January 20, 2011 The Transportation Department unveiled two videos Thursday that aim to curb distracted driving, a growing problem that the department has been on a self-proclaimed "rampage" to discourage for nearly two years, its leader said. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

GAO: Feds need to strengthen smart grid standards and oversight

January 14, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal agencies need to strengthen cybersecurity guidelines and improve oversight of industry efforts to secure smart grid systems and networks, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. While energy companies are using information technology to make the electricity grid more efficient and reliable, those technologies also are...

House websites could move to open-source platform

January 13, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The House is soliciting bids on an open-source content management platform that would give operators of its 520 websites more flexibility. Drupal is now the "preferred web hosting environment for the House," according to the vendor source solicitation document released by the Office of the House Chief Administrative Officer. The...

Navy aims to limit use of Social Security numbers

January 12, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Navy's chief information officer has instructed service organizations to eliminate the use of, or hide or mask service members' Social Security numbers whenever possible while the Defense Department develops a servicewide plan to reduce reliance on the information. The Navy, along with the other military services, is awaiting Defense...

From Nextgov.com: Navy aims to limit use of Social Security numbers

January 12, 2011 The Navy's chief information officer has instructed service organizations to eliminate the use of, or hide or mask service members' Social Security numbers whenever possible while the Defense Department develops a servicewide plan to reduce reliance on the information. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

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