VA Secretary McDonald’s web idea problem, FREE e-book, and more!

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Hello friends,

August is my favorite month in DC. This year is especially great since humidity levels haven’t been so bad. What is your favorite month of the year in DC?

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MY COMMENTARY: Bob McDonald’s VA web idea reveals the real customer service challenge his agency faces: http://goo.gl/Lj1Ahq

FREE E-BOOK: “The OPM Cyber Breach: An in-depth look at the worst cyber attack in government history,” is now FREE for Amazon Kindle, or for any device.

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EVENTS: The summer event lull is in full swing. With vacation and other commitments, my schedule of events isn’t very busy for August. As we get closer to September, I’ll add more events to my calendar.

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LATEST INTERVIEWS:
Matt Goodrich: Reuse of FedRAMP authorizations could save $70M annually
http://goo.gl/TtB8Sk

Justice IG Horowitz: legal decision could kill independent oversight
http://goo.gl/RkGOEY

Exit interview: Colleen Kelley on 16 years as leader of NTEU
http://goo.gl/Rwpz5C

Nick Nayak on What OMB’s latest cyber guidance for vendors REALLY means
http://goo.gl/DssIi2

Karen Evans explains why a European court case could affect how Fed CIOs do their jobs
http://goo.gl/Of6WXI

All my interviews from this week:
http://goo.gl/OLnqv0

Thanks for reading! Have a great week.