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FHFA Wants an App to Guide Employees During Emergencies

The housing finance agency aims to streamline its protocols into one intuitive smartphone app.

You’re Probably Not Getting $125 from Equifax Claims, FTC Warns

A rapid influx of claims is already exhausting the $31 million fund for payouts. 

Equifax Will Fork Up to $700 Million to Compensate for 2017 Data Breach

Those impacted by the breach may be eligible to receive up to $20,000 in cash payments.

Agencies Have a New Tool for Researching Electronic Records Management Services

The National Archives and Records Administration and General Services Administration collaborated on the market research tool.

SEC Wants a Subscription for Blockchain Data

The agency is asking for quotes from companies that offer a window into what’s happening on blockchain ledgers.

Scammers Are Impersonating Government Agencies More Than Ever

The Federal Trade Commission warns that criminals’ “favorite ruse” is pretending to be from a government agency.

Postal Service Warns of Fake Delivery Notices

Be cautious of attempted or intercepted package notices with links and attachments, the U.S. Postal Service’s inspector general said.

Senators Call for FTC to Investigate Amazon’s Echo Dot for Kids

Lawmakers want to know how the devices are using and storing children’s personal information.

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SEC Pulls On-Ramp For $2.5 Billion IT Contract

The agency is reworking the on-ramp solicitation for its massive enterprise IT vehicle, which, if officials aren’t careful, could take down the entire contract.

Financial Regulators Want To Know If Their Cyber Assessment Tool Is Worth It

Four federal agencies are asking the industry they regulate whether a cybersecurity assessment is worth the work of collecting and submitting the necessary data.

Empowering Regulators Could Stop the Next Equifax Breach, Watchdog Says

Giving the regulatory agencies more power to punish companies after breaches could make industry invest more in cybersecurity, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Phone Scammers Are Impersonating the Social Security Administration, Too

The Federal Trade Commission warns that even if a call doesn’t seem like a scam, it probably is.

FDIC’s Top 3 Challenges Are All Tech Related

Among the financial regulator’s biggest challenges, IT modernization and cybersecurity topped the list.

How Social Security Administration Plans to Protect Your Identity

The agency is looking for ways to identify citizens with random characters instead of Social Security numbers on agency mail.

Government Data Detectives

A special report on how agency data shops are fighting fraud.