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Report: Agencies Reviewing Draft of Future EO on Federal Drone Operations Transparency

The administration could soon issue an executive order requiring all federal agencies to release information to the public regarding their aerial surveillance activities using drones, The Washington Post reported Friday. Craig Whitlock reports that the directive would target data only on federal drone operations in U.S. airspace, such as the flight path and applications for …

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Obama Asks Export-Import Agencies to Centralize Operations

President Barack Obama has asked federal agencies that handle export-import operations to centralize those process and work to remove redundant paperwork requests, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jack Moore writes Obama signed an executive order calling for the completion of an electronic export-import processing system by December 2016. The International Trade …

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DHS, NIST Officials Update Congress on Cyber Executive Order; Jim Lewis Comments

Officials from the Department of Homeland Security and the National Institute of Standards and Technology recently updated Congress on the White House’s cyber infrastructure defense framework project, FCW reported Thursday. Amber Corrin writes that DHS and NIST officials identified the agencies’ achievements and challenges in the implementation of President Barack …

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Pentagon, GSA Seek Feedback on Cybersecurity Procurement Policies

The Pentagon and the General Services Administration are soliciting input from stakeholders on how the federal government can incorporate cybersecurity policies into its procurement framework, according to a Washington Post article. Marjorie Censer writes the GSA issued a request for information following an executive order aimed to enhance protection for cyber …

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GSA Asks for Public Comment on Federal Cybersecurity Measures; Dan Tangherlini Comments

The U.S. General Services Administration wants public comment on how to make the federal government more resilient as the agency improves its acquisition cybersecurity policies. The GSA’s request for information is asking for recommendations that could help implement Executive Order 13636 on Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity and the Presidential Policy …

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Exec Order Puts CTO, CIO In Charge of Federal Open Data Repository

Federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park and Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel will oversee an online repository of government information intended to help federal agencies adopt a new open data policy, Information Week reported Thursday. Elena Malykhina writes President Barack Obama issued an executive order mandating the new policy, which …

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Jane Holl Lute Leaving DHS Deputy Secretary Post

Jane Holl Lute, deputy secretary of homeland security, will step down from her position after four years and leave the Department of Homeland Security to pursue a position in global Internet affairs. Lute leaves DHS encouraged by movement in Congress to pass cybersecurity legislation and hopes a law can be …

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