An early Christmas gift? Feds get extra day off

President Barack Obama signed an executive order Friday that gives federal employees the day after Christmas off.

FITARA: A good start, but still unfinished business

The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act is on its way to the Senate floor after passing the House for the fourth time as a part of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act.

USAID taps former Google engineer to lead innovation lab

Ann Mei Chang is the latest in a growing list of former Google execs to enter government service. Chang will lead USAID’s recently launched Global Development Lab.

Configuration management deficiencies put EPA at risk

Administrators for the Environmental Protection Agency’s networks must focus on improving its configuration management program, according to a report from the agency’s inspector general.

GAO chief: DATA Act has a ‘long way to go’

The head of the Government Accountability Office expressed cautious optimism that the federal government could establish governmentwide financial data standards by May 2015.

VanRoekel talks firsthand of Ebola-plagued West Africa

U.S. Agency for International Development Chief Innovation Officer Steven VanRoekel said the region’s ability to respond to the crisis was hampered by a crippling lack of infrastructure.

IT reform comes up for vote as part of Defense bill

After nearly two years and several iterations, the bill formerly known as the Federal Information Technology Acquisition and Reform Act is heading to the House floor as part of the 2015 Defense authorization bill.

FCC CIO David Bray on inspiring change

David Bray, chief information officer of the Federal Communications Commission, joins FedScoop TV at FedTalks 2014 to discuss how he’s bringing change to the FCC.

Could microsatellites be the future of civil Earth observations?

Over the last two years, the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy has made datafying the visible and non-visible information about the Earth a priority — now, the agency is looking into finding a way to capture that data from the sky for less.

Watch FCC CIO David Bray’s FedTalks presentation

David Bray, chief information officer of the Federal Communications Commission, discussed change agents in exponential times during his keynote presentation at FedTalks 2014.

New law clarifies agency staffers’ use of personal email

President Barack Obama signed a bill before the Thanksgiving holiday that requires agency employees who use a nonagency electronic messaging for official business to forward copies of the correspondence to their official accounts.

How to boost credit card security? Kantara’s Brennan weighs in

With the holiday buying season in full swing, the White House is aiming to improve the somewhat deficient credit card security standards in the United States.

‘Dream team’ releases first U.S. open government playbook

A working group of more than 40 government agencies and nonprofits is asking for the public’s help in crafting a guide that details the best ways for the government to engage and collaborate with its citizens.

Draft guidance aims to safeguard federal data stored by contractors

Two agencies that oversee government data released a draft recommendation that aims to protect sensitive federal information stored on the computers of contractors.

GSA releases Schedule 70 Cloud SIN draft terms and conditions

The General Services Administration has released a draft of the terms and conditions for its proposed special item number of cloud acquisition under IT Schedule 70 to make agency cloud procurement simpler and more transparent.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Gets GSA Green Light For Federal Service

Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3 tablet has been placed on the GSA Schedule so that federal agencies can now begin to deploy it, something that state and local governments have already started doing to enhance their own mobility programs.

NASA supercomputer creates hypnotic visual of Earth’s CO2

Who knew computer models could be so mesmerizing? The GIF above comes from a NASA video, after NASA scientists created a visualization of how carbon dioxide moves through Earth’s atmosphere.

Clear Government Solutions gains FedRAMP approval

Clear Government Solutions has obtained a FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board Provisional Authority to Operate, FedScoop has learned.

Postal Service hack raises new security questions

The Postal Service is still scrambling to process a system breach from two months ago that put the personal information of 800,000 employees at risk, an agency executive told lawmakers Wednesday.

Survey: Control, not cost savings, drives IT’s love for open source

A new survey released Wednesday shows that more IT professionals are embracing open source software, with control and business continuity outweighing the cost savings as factors.

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