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OPM Telework: More than 5 Percent of Federal Workers Phone it In

As the winter weather has turned federal workers into potential teleworkers today, the Office of Personnel Management is highlighting new numbers that show teleworking is increasing across the federal government and bringing higher job satisfaction with it. According to an OPM report on teleworking the agency submitted to Congress, the …

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OPM Survey to Provide Picture of Best Federal Cyber Pro

The Office of Personnel Management announced it has completed a governmentwide cybersecurity survey and the agency is now using those results to put together a picture of the perfect — or, at least, the most competent — federal cyber professional. “Cybersecurity is essential to protecting the American people,” said OPM …

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Obama Jets West to Talk Tech with Silicon Set

President Barack Obama is jetting off to San Francisco this evening to meet with some of the biggest names in the Silicon Valley tech world for an off-the-record, private meeting, The Washington Post reports. White House officials told The Post the Thursday meeting would center on the “innovation initiatives,” Obama …

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Blumenthal: Health IT about to Swing into Full Gear

Electronic health records and other forms of health IT have survived the wrangling over defining “meaningful use.” But, until recently, EHR was often more about talk than action. Not so anymore, said National Coordinator for Health IT Dr. David Blumenthal, on the Health IT Buzz blog. In his post, he …

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Net-neutrality Showdown Likely in House Hearings

Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Julius Genachowski said last week he was ready to debate Congress on the net neutrality rules FCC passed in December. “We are prepared to explain what we did and why we did it,” he said in a panel interview, The Hill reported. “If there’s …

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Kundra to Talk Cloud to Industry Crowd at Security Conference

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra, who has ushered in the government’s “cloud-first” approach to federal IT, will address today a sold-out crowd of industry and technology leaders at the Cloud Security Alliance in San Francisco. The cloud summit, held in conjunction with the RSA Conference, a well-known IT security …

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Genachowski Talks Broadband Task Force, Regulatory Changes

Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Julius Genachowski is getting serious about his agency’s commitment to wider adoption of broadband. At an FCC broadband forum earlier this week, Genachowski said a comprehensive broadband policy is a “BFD,” according to a report in The Hill. From there, Genachowski focused his remarks …

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