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White House follows its own order, gets to 'green' on IPv6

With just days to go before OMB's deadline for agencies to enable public facing resources with IPv6, the White House complies.

Dem, GOP platforms expose divide over cyber defense

Acknowledging Congress' failure to pass cybersecurity legislation, Democrats assert the president’s willingness to act on his own through executive order.

White House releases code to updated mobile app

Source code for iOS and Android developers is available on GitHub.

GOP platform: Sell off government spectrum

The pro-business platform calls for auctioning off surplus RF spectrum and condemns government regulation of the Internet — except when it should be regulated.

White House marks digital gov strategy’s first milestones

The comprehensive Digital Government Strategy, which lays out actions in a 12-month roadmap, reaches its first quarter as agencies create pages to update their progress in meeting the benchmarks.

Government runs on IT, regardless of who is in office

A survey of government officials indicates that it is cost savings — not politics — that drives technology purchasing.

Students 3D print a boat from milk jugs -- are jetliners next?

If a student team can build a homemade 3D printer that can produce a boat, the administration's $60 million foray into advanced manufacturing technology could hold promise.

Census API opens data to developers

The bureau's first public API will let developers make use of Census statistics, and let people and local governments make use of the apps developers create.

White House digital strategy hits the mark

Behind the plan are all the pieces for a robust, 21st-century platform.

The app to get agencies to start building apps

If some agencies need a push to start building public-facing apps, the Obama administration's digital strategy should get them going. In that way, it's kind of an app in itself.

White House will pick innovators to fast track IT game-changers

The Presidential Innovation Fellowship aims to pair public- and private-sector experts to help complete five core IT projects in six months.

House passes CISPA, despite veto threat

The first two cybersecurity bills being considered in the House during "Cyber Week," CISPA and the Federal Information Security Amendments Act, passed April 26; two more bills are to be considered today.

CISPA debate heats up in House as vote nears

Both sides agree on the need to better share threat information, but disagreement on how to protect privacy threatens the bill.

White House: Put teeth into online privacy Bill of Rights

An administration official says that legislation is essential to effective protections in the proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.

White House launches $200M 'Big Data R&D' initiative

Six agencies, with more to follow, will work on ways to dig pertinent information out of the growing mountains of data.

FTC recommends Do Not Track be voluntary -- or else

The commission calls for greater regulation of data brokers and a Do-Not-Track option that could be made law if not adopted voluntarily.

White House e-mail was down 23 percent of Obama's first 40 days

The new administration walked into a White House of ancient IT and crumbling systems, CIO says.