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Unpleasant Design Could Encourage Better Cyber Hygiene

As the federal government and IT security leaders investigate inadvertent disclosures of fitness and location data, can they employ those same concepts to encourage better cyber behavior?

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Trump: ‘Bold thinking’ Is Needed To Solve Federal IT Challenges

President Donald Trump is calling for agencies to embrace big change, bold thinking and outsider perspectives to transform government technology. The White House kicked off tech week by hosting 18 private sector technology leaders from companies such as Amazon, Apple and Google at the American Technology Council meeting on June 19.

Local Governments Focus on Cybersecurity After Attacks

Terri Bettinger paid close attention to the recent cyberattacks on the websites of Ohio government agencies, banks and other businesses. She hoped to learn lessons to better defend the information she oversees.

Bettinger is the chief information officer for Franklin County and head of its Data Center, which collects, stores and protects government data from property tax bills to court and medical records. She knows the system will be hacked.

Trump Not Rushing to Find a Permanent Head for DHS

A month after former Homeland Security secretary John Kelly decamped for the White House, President Donald Trump has yet to formally interview any potential candidates to replace the retired general as the head of the department.
That’s the latest from the U.S. Government Accountability Office. In a recent report GAO declares that a decade’s worth of effort to pare the use of SSNs in government has had only “limited success.”

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