Independent Agencies

Federal Register Tech Issue Caused by Oversized Document

The site directed users to a temporary rundown of regulatory notices for April 30 while two federal offices worked to resolve the issue.

Survey: Financial-Sector Agencies’ Policies for Sharing Cyber Threats Inconsistent

Respondents describe barriers ranging from a lack of resources to intelligence agencies’ classification decisions.

Like Voldemort, Ransomware Is Too Scary to Be Named

Wary of alarming investors, companies victimized by ransomware attacks often tell the SEC that “malware” or a “security incident” disrupted their operations.

Technology Modernization Fund Tapped for Two More Projects

The latest batch of grants leaves the fund with only about $24 million, less than 20% of its total endowment.

Employers Used Facebook to Keep Women and Older Workers From Seeing Job Ads. The Federal Government Thinks That’s Illegal.

Dozens of other complaints have been filed with the EEOC about discrimination in targeted advertising on Facebook.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Eyes Tech Sprints to Accelerate Advancements

The hope is to rapidly identify technological solutions for the agency’s toughest problems. 

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.