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VA, DoD investigate serious health record error

The Department of Veterans Affairs is trying to solve the mystery of how the Pentagon's health information system mistakenly accessed a confidential treatment form in the VA's health record system. The mistake kept one veteran from returning to combat.

Tags: technology , VA , Roger Baker , DoD , Military Health Service , Army , AHLTA , VistA , cybersecurity , Health IT , Max Cacas

Friday - 10/15/2010, 06:59am EDT
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GAO: OPM background checks need better privary protection (

A Government Accountability Office report said the Office of Personnel Management needs to do a better job of protecting private information when conducting background checks.

Tags: OPM , GAO , background checks , best practices , management , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 10/08/2010, 02:55pm EDT

Lew sets tone for second term as OMB director

Senators praise Lew for experience. Committee plans to vote on his nomination next week. Lew said technology, acquisition reform and performance management are among his top non-budget priorities.

Tags: management , Jack Lew , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Scott Brown , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , State Department , Peter Orszag , performance management , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/17/2010, 07:26am EDT
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GSA finalizing requirements for FedRAMP

Agencies and vendors soon will be able to submit cloud-based products and services to be certified and accredited once and be available for use by all of government. Version 2 of the FedRAMP security controls should be ready in the next few weeks. Cloud working group still must address several questions about the approval process.

Tags: technology , Katie Lewin , Kurt Garbars , Dawn Leaf , GSA , NIST , OMB , DoD , DHS , ISPAB , cloud computing , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 07:26am EDT
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CIO Council guides privacy in the cloud

Council issues guidelines for how agencies can ensure information is kept private in public and private clouds. The document highlights nine potential risks, and offers ways to mitigate them.

Tags: technology , CIO Council , cloud computing , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 08/24/2010, 04:51pm EDT

CDT's Schwartz takes job at NIST

Long-time privacy and cybersecurity expert to join the government to work on similar issues. EPA's Lisa Schlosser also takes on a new role at her agency.

Tags: management , technology , NIST , EPA , Curt Barker , Lisa Schlosser , Ari Schwartz , CDT , ISPAB , cybersecurity , Web 2.0 , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/06/2010, 03:35pm EDT

DHS shares privacy expertise in new handbook

The document describes how the agency protects privacy, including training and dealing with personal information. DHS tracks all privacy breaches in a secure online database.

Tags: management , DHS , CIO Council , Rachel Stevens

Tuesday - 07/06/2010, 06:46pm EDT

OMB issues new cookie policy for federal IT managers

WFED's Max Cacas reports.

Tags: technology , websites , cookies , OMB , OIRA , Michael Fitzpatrick , Max Cacas , DorobekInsider

Friday - 06/25/2010, 06:02pm EDT
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OMB bakes new cookie policy for federal websites

The Office of Management and Budget today released a long-awaited cookie policy on the use of web management and customization technologies. OMB also released a memorandum on privacy policies regarding the use of popular third-party social collaboration websites and applications.

Tags: technology , websites , cookies , OMB , OIRA , Michael Fitzpatrick , Max Cacas

Friday - 06/25/2010, 04:16pm EDT
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