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Workforce issues, strategies define success as governments go digital, says report

Across the globe, a dearth of digital skills in the government workforce presents a major challenge to the delivery of digital services, according to a survey of public sector leaders.

DoD hopes better cybersecurity automation will weed out 'basic players'

The Defense Department is working with Silicon Valley to bolster cybersecurity with a specific focus on automating the detection of and reaction to "zero-day" attacks on defense networks, according to Richard Hale, DoD's deputy chief information officer for cybersecurity.

OPM: Feds should telework during Pope's visit

Federal workers in the Washington, D.C. area are urged to work from home during Pope Francis' visit at the end of the month, according to a Sept. 1 Office of Personnel Management memo.

GSA, 18F award first set of contracts to 16 companies for agile development services

The department's consulting firm 18F pushed for the blanket purchase agreement because there was "explosive" demand for their services to build products for agencies through the agile process and it needed help.

Federal records managers should be more engaged in cybersecurity work, says NARA official

Chief information officers are not always engaging records managers in the cybersecurity efforts that are underway at federal agencies and departments, said a top National Archives and Records Administration Official.

Widespread, unapproved use of Yammer possibly exposed sensitive data, VA probe finds

Thousands of Veterans Affairs Department employees appear to have been using the web-based collaboration tool Yammer since 2008, even though it wasn't approved by the department, potentially exposing some personal and sensitive information.

Sandia, eye-tracking technology company sign agreement to help intel analysts improve visual decision making

Federal researchers hope the agreement with San Diego-based EyeTracking Inc. will lead to the development of new software and hardware tools that will help intelligence analysts perform more efficiently and effectively. 

GSA innovation lab 18F pushes style guide for better open-source collaboration

18F released last week a style guide for its open-source documentation, in an effort to make communication as clear as possible between the often disparate parties that pitch in on open-source projects.

GSA pushes speedier IT service delivery across agencies

As federal agencies work to improve their customers' digital experience, one General Services Administration official says his team is scaling out techniques to help agencies institutionalize the real-time delivery of information technology.

18F breaks down implementation of HTTPS for federal agencies

In order to help federal agencies meet a new requirement to use HTTPS connections for all publicly accessible websites, 18F offered a how-to guide for beginners.