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NIST's cyber framework moves toward implementation stage

NIST issues the industry-developed final draft approach to help critical infrastructure providers secure their computer systems. The agency is accepting comments over the next couple of months and will issue a version 1.0 of the framework in February. Industry offered mixed reactions to the framework. Some said it's too broad while others said it provides a set of agreed upon basic cyber protections.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , NIST , Patrick Gallagher , critical infrastructure , Bob Dix , Tim Conway , McAfee , Telecommunications Industry Association , Phil Agcaoili , Cox Communications , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 04:10am EDT
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Challenge.gov platform recognized for changing how feds solve problems

The Challenge.gov platform Thursday received the prestigious Harvard Innovations in American Government award from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. It beat out 600 other entrants to be the first federal winner of the award since 2003.

Tags: management , GSA , OSTP , John Holdren , Dan Tangherlini , Harvard Kennedy School of Government , Stephen Goldsmith , Challenge.gov , competition , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/24/2014, 09:25am EST
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Recognizing the contributions of a long-time homeland security official

Charlie Bartoldus retired from federal service after almost 35 years.

Tags: Charlie Bartoldus , Kshemendra Paul , people , DHS , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Friday - 01/17/2014, 02:16pm EST

Long-serving Obama aide is leaving White House

Danielle Gray will step down as White House Cabinet secretary after the president delivers his State of the Union address on Jan. 28. She is looking to join a law firm and teach.

Tags: Danielle Gray , Barack Obama , people

Monday - 01/13/2014, 06:30pm EST

Coburn to Congress: Look in the mirror for the cause of waste

Sen. Tom Coburn told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Thursday that Congress isn't doing its job and that's the root cause of much of the waste in government. Rep. Darrell Issa promised to work with Coburn and Sen. Tom Carper on legislation to reduce overlapping programs.

Tags: management , OMB , Congress , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Darrell Issa , Tom Coburn , GAO , program duplication , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Brandon Arnold , National Taxpayers Union , Chris Edwards , Cato Institute , Tom Schatz , Citizens Against Government Waste , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/09/2014, 05:49pm EST

White House says agencies slowly meeting open data milestones

Seven months after the White House issued a new policy and executive order, some agencies have met the requirements to release their data inventories and create a "/data" page. But many agencies have yet to follow through on the milestones.

Tags: technology , open government , OMB , Education Department , Energy Department , Nick Sinai , Haley Van Dyck , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 11:08am EST

White House environmental policy adviser Sutley to resign

After five years as chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), Nancy Sutley will leave her position in February 2014. During Sutley's tenure, the Obama administration created the National Ocean Policy and Climate Action Plan.

Tags: Barack Obama , Nancy Sutley , people , Council on Environmental Quality , Shefali Kapadia

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 09:00am EST
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