Author Archives: Molly Bernhart Walker

Report: More federal execs going virtual for training and events

The impact of federal conference and travel spending scandals over the past few years appears to be playing out as a shift to digital. After four-years of steady decline, more federal executives are now attending online webinars than in-person conferen…

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USPS offers a peek at cloud credential exchange

The Federal Cloud Credential Exchange will reduce the complexity of credentialing, speed up integration with identity providers, improve consumer privacy and ease of use, and cut agency authentication costs, said Douglas Glair, manager of digital partnerships and alliances at the Postal Service, during a recent presentation. The FCCX will serve as a single broker to authenticate consumers, so end-users won’t have to obtain a new credential each time they interact with an agency application, he added.

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Agency websites, social media presence restored

As the federal government reopened Oct. 17, agency and department websites went back online and new media and public affairs officials took to social media to announce their return.read more

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NIST: Cryptographic key management a challenge in the cloud

Generating and interacting with data in the cloud requires security capabilities dependent on the cryptographic keys–but managing these keys is complex in a cloud environment, says the National Institute of Standards and Technology in a recently publi…

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Twitter increases political contributions, but not from constituents, says paper

Donations increase significantly after politicians adopted Twitter, but the donations are primarily from outside their constituencies, with little increase from within their constituencies, finds a paper published Sept. 10 in the Government Information Quarterly.

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