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Howard Shelanski: White House Releases Mobile App for Regulatory Status Check

The White House has unveiled a mobile application designed to help people view information about the status of agency regulations via the federal government’s RegInfo  website. Howard Shelanski, administrator of the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that the RegInfo Mobile app is available for both Android …

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Sens. Richard Burr, Dianne Feinstein Introduce Draft Encryption Bill

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the committee’s vice chairman, have unveiled the draft of a bill that would require technology companies to help law enforcement agencies decipher encrypted data in compliance with court orders. Burr’s office said in a release posted Wednesday the Compliance …

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Reuters: White House Refuses to Publicly Support Draft Encryption Bill

The White House has declined to publicly support the draft legislation co-authored by Sens. Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein that will require technology companies to assist law enforcement officers in breaking data encryption, Reuters reported Thursday. Mark Hosenball and Dustin Volz write the White House has reviewed the draft and provided feedback but is presumed to give minimal public acknowledgement …

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GovTribe Updates Govt Contracting Mobile App; Nate Nash Comments

GovTribe has rolled out its second version of its mobile application for iPhone users to monitor contracting opportunities with the federal government. Hord is designed to give subscribers access to contract information from government agencies and publish real-time updates on a project’s activity, GovTribe said Thursday. “Our goal with hord …

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Pentagon OKs Apple Devices for Military Networks

Apple has received approval from the Defense Department for its devices to operate on military networks, Bloomberg reports. Nick Taborek and Tony Capaccio write the Pentagon cleared Samsung devices and Blackberry 10 smartphones May 2. A Defense Information Systems Agency representative said last week the clearance would happen soon for …

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Report: Apple Devices Could Get DISA Approval Next Week

Apple will soon receive the security clearance it needs for the iPhone and iPad to be used within the Pentagon’s networks, Nextgov reports. A Defense Information Systems Agency told Nextgov that Mark Orndoff, chief information assurance executive and program executive officer for mission assurance, that DISA could approve the devices for …

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BlackBerry Still Preferred by Feds In Wake of Outages

The recent BlackBerry outages may drive more smartphone users to the iPhone and Android platforms, but the BlackBerry is still preferred in government offices. According to National Journal, the main reason is simple: BlackBerry devices are more secure than the others. The devices have embedded encryption technology, making it difficult …

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