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'Privacy Killer' CISPA Is Coming Back, Whether You Like It Or Not

Zack Whittaker | ZDNet | February 8, 2013

Dubbed a "privacy killer" by online activists, love it or hate it, the cyber-security CISPA bill will likely be brought into law—whether it's from the reintroduction of the bill by the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, or President Obama issuing (yet another) executive order. Read More »

12 Days of Open Data to Get You Through the New Year

Matthew Rumsey & Peter Olsen-Phillips | Sunlight Foundation | December 20, 2013

In the weeks since Nov. 30, when federal agencies were supposed to comply with President Barack Obama’s open data executive order by providing a list of all the data they are holding, it has already become clear that the executive order is unearthing treasure troves of information that previously haven't been available or accessible. Read More »

Building The Next Internet, 250 Times Faster

Anya Kamenetz | Fast Company | June 13, 2012

Developers in 25 cities are getting a playdate with GENI, an ultra-fast broadband sandbox, with the goal of building apps that push beyond the limits of today's Net.

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Stripping Veterans Of Gun Rights

Ryan Keller | Examiner.com | February 22, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs has begun sending letters to certain veterans of the U.S. military informing them that they are being stripped of their right to own firearms without due process, said Constitutional attorney and executive director of the United States Justice Foundation, Michael Connelly, J.D. on Wednesday. Read More »

DoD, VA Establish Two Multi-Institutional Consortia To Research PTSD And TBI

Press Release | Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) | August 10, 2013

In response to President Obama’s Executive Order, the [DoD and VA] highlighted today the establishment of two joint research consortia, at a combined investment of $107 million to research the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) over a five-year period. Read More »

Google Tells Feds How To Get Emergency Info To The Top Of Search Results

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | June 4, 2013

Offering relevant information in open, machine-readable formats may be the most important thing government can do to keep the public informed during a natural disaster, Google and other technology leaders told members of Congress Tuesday. Read More »

House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee On Economic Opportunity Hearing

Press Release | Middle East North Africa Financial Network (MENAFN) | June 27, 2013

H.R.331, direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to permit the centralized reporting of veteran enrollment by certain groups, districts, and consortiums of educational institutions; H.R.821, to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to provide surviving spouses with certain protections [...]. Read More »

NIST Drafts Critical Infrastructure Security Standards

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | July 3, 2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is circulating a draft of voluntary standards it’s developing for critical infrastrastructure IT security. Read More »

Op-Ed: Open Data Policy Has Far-Reaching Implications For Health Care

Viet Nguyen and Rob Sax | Nextgov | January 10, 2014

In May 2013, the [OMB] released an executive order that requires federal agencies to use machine-readable and open formats -- in addition to data standards and other regulations -- for creating and collecting information. This new policy will have a significant impact on how public and private organizations access and leverage information. Read More »

Open Data Executive Order Compliance: The Bad And The Good.

Matthew Rumsey and Ginger McCall | Sunlight Foundation | December 2, 2013

The first major deadline for agency compliance with President Obama's open data Executive Order arrived this past Saturday. Agencies were required to, among other things, provide the Office of Management and Budget with an "Enterprise Data Inventory" and release a list of all their public data via a /data page on their websites. Read More »

Open Data Key To Interagency, Private Sector Innovation

Melissa Dawkins | Federal News Radio | June 24, 2013

Interagency consolidation of datasets for public and private use is crucial to driving down agency IT costs and forging new technological advances, according to Lisa Schlosser, deputy associate administrator in the Office of E-Government and Information Technology. Read More »

President Obama Takes Action On Vets’ Mental Health

Lawrence Downes | New York Times | August 31, 2012

Today President Obama signed an executive order to improve mental-health care for service members and veterans, who are killing themselves at alarming and baffling rates. The order affects the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Defense, Health and Human Services, Education and Homeland Security... Read More »

Smart Disclosure Makes Consumers Happier And Markets Better

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | June 3, 2013

The government collects reams of information that might benefit citizens, but just opening that data up to the public isn’t enough, according to a task force report released Thursday. Read More »

VA Hires Over 1600 Mental Health Professionals To Meet Goal

Press Release | Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) | June 3, 2013

Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has met the goal to hire 1,600 new mental health professionals outlined in President Obama's Aug. 31, 2012, Executive Order to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families. Read More »

VA Starts Campaign To Raise PTSD Awareness

Press Release | Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) | June 27, 2013

In observance of post-traumatic stress disorder awareness month, the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD invites the public to participate in its “Take the Step” campaign. Read More »