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ODNI Eyes Social Media as Information Source

Office of the Director of National Intelligence leaders are continuing their efforts to issue a security executive agent directive that will set policies and guidelines on social media usage, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Nicole Ogrysko writes that the directive — still under review at the Office of Management and Budget — looks to detail ODNI …

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FirstNet Unveils New Blog on Tumblr

The First Responder Network Authority has unveiled the agency’s blog on the Tumblr social networking website as part of an effort to share information with first responders via audio, video and social media posts. FirstNet’s Kyle Richardson wrote in a blog post published Thursday the agency aims to share multimedia content …

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Jacob Parcell: New GSA Registry Contains 7K+ Verified Govt Digital Accounts

Federal digital managers have verified more than 7,300 government accounts on third-party Web, social media and mobile platforms through the General Services Administration‘s U.S. Digital Registry, GSA official Jacob Purcell wrote in a blog article published Monday. Purcell, manager of mobile programs at GSA, said the repository is designed to help agencies authenticate sources of government information that people …

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State Dept’s New Center Seeks to Counter Violent Extremism Via Social Media Campaigns

The State Department has launched a new center staffed by public and private sector professionals who aim to counter disinformation from ISIS, al-Qaeda and other extremist groups through the use of computer-mediated tools. The Global Engagement Center will collaborate with government organizations to create thematic campaigns across social media as well as coordinate counterterrorism messaging efforts aimed at …

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Report: 2016 Funding Bill Includes Security Clearance Reform Provision

A proposed fiscal 2016 omnibus spending bill contains a provision that would require federal agencies to use government, commercial and publicly available information sources to re-evaluate security clearance holders, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Nicole Ogrysko writes the provision calls for the director of national intelligence to spearhead a governmentwide “enhanced personnel security program” …

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Dan Houston: USPS Looks to Strengthen Cybersecurity with Analytics, Risk-Scoring Tools

The U.S. Postal Service is looking to adopt predictive analytics technology to prevent another cybersecurity breach at the agency, Nextgov reported Monday. Dan Houston, manager of USPS’ data science and exploration office, said in an interview with Nextgov that the agency is also developing a risk-scoring system in an effort to detect compromised …

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