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Feds' Web Sites Still Lag Private-Sector Sites

June 19, 2007 FROM NEXTGOV arrow User satisfaction with government Web sites bumped up a notch, according to the second quarter report from the University of Michigan’s E-Government Satisfaction Index, which is modeled after the American Customer Satisfaction Index. But the government still trails the private sector in customer satisfaction, the survey showed. The index moved ...

Ten Companies Awarded Encryption Contracts

June 19, 2007 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The General Services Administration Monday awarded 10 companies contracts for encryption software under a blanket purchase agreement worth at least $79 million over five years. GSA, the Office of Management and Budget and the Defense Department announced the contracts, which will be used to help governments from county governments to ...

Computer security law may come under Hill scrutiny

June 19, 2007 The federal law governing information security policies at agencies could come under scrutiny during a House subcommittee hearing Wednesday that will focus on cybersecurity incidents at the Homeland Security Department. The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity and Science and Technology is scheduled to hear testimony from DHS ...

IG: Justice inconsistent in reporting of data breaches

June 18, 2007 Officials at the Justice Department have failed to report certain computer security incidents within the time frame required by the Office of Management and Budget, according to an audit report released Monday. The 142-page report from Justice's inspector general office found that the department had not consistently implemented a July ...

Agencies Asked to Preserve Electronic Info

June 15, 2007 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Eighteen agencies have been asked by the Office of Special Counsel to preserve electronic information dating back to January 2001 as part of its governmentwide investigation into alleged violations of the law that limits political activity in federal agencies. The OSC task force investigating the claims has asked agencies, including ...

OMB releases guide for guarding statistical data

June 15, 2007 The Office of Management and Budget published new guidelines Friday to help agencies comply with a law on protecting the confidentiality of data gathered in statistical surveys. The guidelines, published in the Federal Register, implement uniform governmentwide standards for collecting and maintaining confidential statistical information. The 17-page document is designed ...

The Hortatory Subjunctive Defense

June 14, 2007 FROM NEXTGOV arrow First there was President Clinton's defense during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, in which he raised the issue of the meaning of "is." Now we have the "hortatory subjunctive" defense. General Services Administration chief Lurita Doan appeared Wednesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to testify about comments she ...

VA sets aside $20 million to handle latest data breach

June 14, 2007 The Veterans Affairs Department has set aside more than $20 million to respond to its latest data breach, the agency's top technology officer said Thursday. The department does not expect to spend the full $20 million, but designated that much because the breach potentially puts the identities of nearly a ...

GSA chief spars with House panel Democrats

June 13, 2007 Two senior House Democrats have joined members of the Senate in calling for General Services Administration chief Lurita Doan to step down. At the conclusion of a contentious three-hour hearing looking at the GSA administrator's conduct during an investigation into allegations that she violated the law that limits political activity ...

Doan Meets With Rep. Davis, Again

June 12, 2007 FROM NEXTGOV arrow General Services Administration chief Lurita Doan yesterday met with Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., the ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and other members of Congress, his staff confirmed today. Doan is scheduled to testify before the oversight panel Wednesday morning. Davis, who has publicly defended the ...