Acquisition managers surveyed users at 26 federal agencies about what kinds of laptops and desktops are most commonly used, and used the input to set baseline configurations.
Appearing before a Senate committee was a peaceful affair for OPM Director Katherine Archuleta compared to the tongue-lashing she got in the House last week, but she still faced tough questions – and couldn't answer all of them.
In addition to demanding review of any change to the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, legislators pushed for IT consolidation, improved communications and other reforms for DHS component agencies.
Federal labor unions are holding OPM accountable and fighting for workers after breaches exposed personal data – but did union bargaining help leave government systems vulnerable in the first place?
“Homo minutus” could revolutionize the way biologists and medical personnel screen new drugs or toxic agents.
Sen. Charles Grassley and the Defense Department have traded letters over the alleged mistreatment of former Defense Information Systems Agency Comptroller Jimaye Sones.
The White House could use a push to pick up the pace on shared services and lock in the benefits for future administrations.
News and notes from around the federal IT community.
The scope of the Office of Personnel Management breaches remains unclear as personal information exposure notifications continue to reach current and former feds.
"Nine months ago we had 75 agency customers. We still have 75 agency customers," says former OFPP head Joe Jordan.
The intelligence authorization bill would, the White House says, leave the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center with too broad a set of responsibilities and a dearth of resources.
Republicans pointed out that the IRS has authority to reallocate some of its funding, and also criticized agency spending on employee bonuses and union activity.