Exec Tech

Checking TWIC card at the Port of Baltimore (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)

Does TWIC really work?

Senators grill port security experts on whether the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program is worth the time and money.

FedRAMP logo -- GSA image

Dealing with the FedRAMP deadline

A day ahead of GSA's deadline for cloud service providers to be certified, both government and vendors say they have seen an evolution in attitudes and strategies.

Image from Shutterstock.

Faster CDM, the global cloud, a $917M 'Space Fence' and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Image from Shutterstock.com

How VA's $36 million move to the cloud evaporated

The Department of Veterans Affairs IT shop scuttled a long-planned cloud deal because of worries about email retention and security concerns.

broken lock

The cost of compliance

Reacting to data security problems is costlier than taking steps to avoid them, a new report says.

Facial recognition

NSA employs ever-improving facial-recognition technology

The National Security Agency’s revelation highlights the growing sophistication of facial-recognition tools available to government.

astonished man in data center

CFTC mulls retooling market surveillance for high-frequency trading

An alphabet soup of regulators collect data on financial transactions, but a universal eye into markets is still on the drawing board.

 Shutterstock image: global health.

Health IT hub, open gov at OSTP, a regulatory dashboard and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Michael Rogers

NSA director: Detection trumps prevention

Because keeping cyber intruders out is increasingly difficult, the focus should be on finding them quickly and assessing the threat, says Adm. Michael Rogers.

Backstory image - data breaches

What to do about data breaches

A recent GAO report shows data breaches are on the rise -- and decidedly uneven responses from one agency to the next.

doctor and laptop

FDA launches data platform

The FDA is releasing an API to collect far-flung data on adverse drug reactions for use by developers as part of an open-data strategy.

Shutterstock image: prison interior.

Federal inmates to get more advanced electronic health records

The Bureau of Prisons is seeking an advanced IT solution for managing health care behind bars.