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GSA Adopts 18F Federalist Platform to Transition Federal Identity Guides Into Digital Playbooks

The General Services Administration has developed digital formats of its Federal Identity, Credential and Access Management Roadmap and associated implementation guidance through the adoption of an 18F platform. The FICAM playbooks built on 18F’s Federalist platform work to help agencies implement ICAM operations through the use of common patterns, share data …

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Report: NIST to Release New Online Password Security Guide

The National Institute of Standards and Technology could release this summer new guidance that recommends the use of long passwords or passphrases to eliminate the need for periodic password changes, Nextgov reported Friday. The guide also calls on government agencies and contractors to allow password length of at least 64 characters; encourage employees to create …

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18F Creates New Open Source Software Development Guide for State, Local Governments

The General Services Administration’s 18F organization has produced a new guidebook that contains resources and instructions on how to develop agile software, open source software and modular contracting methods. Mark Headd and Robin Carnahan from 18F wrote in a blog post published Tuesday the new resources resulted from the GSA digital service hub’s collaboration …

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DHS Rolls Out First Responder Data Sharing Tool Worldwide; Dan Cotter Comments

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has rolled out an information sharing tool for first responders around the world. DHS said Monday the Next-Generation Incident Command System works as a mobile, web-based communication platform for first responders to request and receive remote assistance from personnel. DHS and the U.S. Coast …

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GSA’s 18F, FEC Add New Tools to Campaign Finance Data Website Through ‘Agile’ Methods, User-Centered Design

The General Services Administration’s 18F organization has collaborated with the Federal Election Commission to incorporate new tools to FEC’s legacy website designed to help users access and explore finance data related to political campaigns. Leah Bannon and Noah Manger wrote in a blog entry published Tuesday that 18F and FEC used a …

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FedScoop: GSA 18F Team Starts to Build Bug Bounty Program for Federal Agencies

The General Services Administration‘s 18F digital services team has started to develop a bug bounty program that will provide cash incentives for hackers that discover cybersecurity flaws in federal agencies’ systems, Fedscoop reported Monday. Billy Mitchell writes 18F worked on the platform to host “bounties as a service” that will offer $3,500 in prizes to hackers …

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