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The contract includes "very stringent" IT security requirements. The announcement follows a data breach that affected 123,000 TSP participants in 2011.
DHS officials said they're only monitoring Twitter and Facebook to get situational awareness of the homeland security situation. Congress seems unconvinced. Privacy group wants lawmakers to take action to stop DHS.
Tags: privacy , civil liberties , DHS , Congress , social media , information sharing , Patrick Meehan , Jackie Speier , Electronic Privacy Information Center , Mary Ellen Callahan , Jared Serbu , Web 2.0
Michael Reheuser is the director of the Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Office, that oversees the Defense Department's compliance with the Privacy Act, which has been largely unchanged since 1974.
Kundra speaks to front-liners in Obama new media push
A proposed rule would ask contractors to track the training received by employees who work on federal systems.
White House cybersecurity coordinator Howard Schmidt says his office will focus on privacy as much as it will focus on cybersecurity. He says the government can't have security without privacy. Experts say they are pleased with Schmidt's initial ideas, but wonder where the privacy oversight board is.
The Department of Homeland Security gets more Freedom of Information Act requests than any other agency. It's now assembling a new set of processes that will centralize requests by individuals who want to know what data the agency is storing about them.
After more than 9 years, the Office of Management and Budget is about to revise its original policy banning the use of web cookies, or tracking software, on federal websites. The change is expected to help federal web managers better run their sites, and also offer the same kinds of user experiences now commonplace on commercial and private-sector websites.
Tags: technology , managment , OMB , OIRA , GSA , CIO Council , Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board , web 2,0 , Persistent cookie , Beth Noveck , White House Chief Technology Officer , Ari Schwartz , Center for Democracy and Technology
Notice likely to be published in Monday's federal register. White House wants comments on new rules.