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CISA Director Pushes to Discontinue Social Security Numbers as Identification

Industry is eager to promote alternatives and improvements for digital identity. 

Social Security Announces More Telework Cuts

The move comes after Congress directed the agency to reinstate telework in other offices within SSA.

Democratic Senators Urge Social Security to Restore Telework

Lawmakers ask the agency to reconsider its decision to end a 6-year-old pilot program, citing concerns about the burden it places on employees and productivity.

Impasses Panel Gives Rare Win to Union on Telework

Just days after the Social Security Administration announced the impending end of a long-running telework pilot program for operations staff, the panel protected employees in the Office of Hearing Operations from a similar fate.

IG: Social Security’s Information Security Program is ‘Not Effective,’ Says Watchdog

The agency’s annual FISMA audit showed significant, recurring weaknesses in every area.

Social Security Ends Telework Program for 12,000 Employees

Workers in all of the Social Security Administration’s operations components have less than two weeks to find alternate arrangements.

Social Security Taps Team of Federal IT, Management Notables to Assess Modernization Progress

The team will look at how the agency’s IT modernization efforts are going, including how those changes are affecting Social Security employees and stakeholders.

Bill Would Stop Government From Paying Dead People

Congress wants to eliminate tens of millions of dollars wasted annually on benefits payments to the deceased.

Social Security Administration CIO Needs Stronger Authority, Watchdog says

The agency’s top tech official weighs in on budget and information security processes but has little role in other mandated responsibilities.

Government Should ‘Stop Pretending’ Your Social Security Number is Secret

Cyber experts want Congress to explore different ways to prove people’s identities.

Social Security Numbers Are Unsafe and Outdated. So Why Do Americans Use Them?

The form of identification has become dangerously risky to use in the digital age.

What Are You Looking At? Social Security Wants To Know

The agency is looking for eye-tracking technologies to improve the user experience on its websites.

Federal CIO: IT Upgrade Fund is ‘Single Biggest Opportunity’ to Make Dent in Legacy IT

Over the next three years, more than $3 billion worth of federal IT investments will reach end-of-life, Tony Scott says.