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DHS Auditors Want US-CERT to Share More with Intl Partners

The Department of Homeland Security‘s inspector general issued a report last August finding inconsistent communication with international partners in cybersecurity, Fierce Government IT reports. According to David Perera’s report, auditors found the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team is not forging strong relationships with their international allies. Auditors want strong communication …

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NIH Renews Lease on Bethesda Buildings for Next 10 Years

The National Institutes of Health has renewed its lease at 6701 and 6707 Democracy Plaza for another 10 years, reports Jeff Clabaugh for the Washington Business Journal. The property is over 356,000 square feet and is three miles away from NIH headquarters located on Rockville Pike. The headquarters is home …

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NIC Survey: Many Citizens Would Pay for Faster E-Gov Service

Nearly two-thirds of citizens would be willing to pay between $1 and $5 to not stand in line at a government agency and instead use an online service, a NIC survey says. Wakefield Research conducted the survey on behalf of the Kansas-based electronic government provider. Thirty percent of respondents would …

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Sasi Pillay: NASA Must Address Legal, HR Issues for BYOD

As NASA moves toward letting employees bring their own mobile devices to work, the agency’s chief technology officer said it must work out the legal and human resource issues surrounding the BYOD practice. According to AOL Government, Sasi Pillay said the agency must look at the effects of employees losing …

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Agencies Want Contractor Info Systems Added to FISMA Rules

Three federal agencies are seeking to change a federal acquisition regulation on how contractors handle information systems for containing and processing government data, Fierce Government IT reports. The Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA want to extend the 2002 Federal Information Security Management Act’s requirements to cover those systems, …

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HHS Pushes ICD-10 Code Compliance to 2014, A One Year Delay

The Department of Health and Human Services announced that medical providers and insurers have until October 1, 2014 to comply with the International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition, NextGov reports. That equates to a one year delay on diagnosis and procedure code compliance. ICD-10 requires medical professionals to codify 68,000 codes from …

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NTIA Announces $135M in Grants for First Responder Net Planning

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration will provide local governments $135 million in funds to help carry out the planning stage of a nationwide first responder communications network, Emergency Management reports. NTIA will distribute funding based on on population, land mass, geography and topography, risk threat and expected level of …

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