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FBI, 18F Partner to Develop National Crime Data Explorer Tool

The FBI has partnered with the General Services Administration‘s 18F office to build an online platform designed to provide information about nationwide crime trends, FedScoop reported Thursday. Crime Data Explorer is designed to also help users view statistics by type of crime and state as well as download raw data sets and access …

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US Govt Websites See Increase in Mobile Device-Driven Traffic

A report from the General Services Administration‘s Digital Analytics Program has shown that mobile devices accounted for 43 percent of all traffic on U.S. government websites in December 2016. Freddie Blicher, a DAP analyst, wrote in a blog entry posted Monday that mobile devices’ share of traffic increased from 36 percent in December …

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Report: ‘Bug Bounty’ Participants Hunt Vulnerabilities in GSA Web Devt Tool

The General Services Administration‘s Technology Transformation Service has challenged ethical hackers to identify vulnerabilities within the agency’s government website development platform as part of a “bug bounty” program, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Laura Gerhardt, a TTS technical lead, said at FCW’s cybersecurity summit that the organization initially opened the Federalist web tool to a …

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18F Launches Interagency Project to Accelerate Govt Adoption of Commercial Tech

The General Services Administration‘s 18F organization has introduced an interagency project to help federal agencies implement commercial software products faster through an updated authority-to-operate certification process, FCW reported Thursday. Project Boise aims to update the federal government’s software security compliance process that require an agency to obtain an ATO and comply …

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Sen. Ron Wyden: DHS Needs to Adopt DMARC Tech to Address Impersonation of Federal Agencies Via Emails

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) has called on the Department of Homeland Security to address cyber hackers’ attempts to transmit email messages that impersonate federal agencies through adoption of the Domain-based Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance technology. Wyden told Jeanette Manfra, acting undersecretary for cybersecurity at DHS, in a letter released …

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White House Appoints Allison Brigati as GSA Associate Admin for Office of Government-wide Policy

Allison Brigati, a former general counsel and director of strategic initiatives at the National Academy of Public Administration, has joined the General Services Administration as associate administrator for the Office of Government-wide Policy. GSA said Monday President Donald Trump picked Brigati to help guide strategic policymaking for the federal government on areas such …

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