By putting the government's management of IT acquisitions and operations on the High Risk List, GAO has ensured it will finally get the attention it deserves.
The military's traditional, top-down way of operating is being challenged by the non-diffuse nature of computer networks, says Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon, head of Army Cyber Command.
FITARA gives Congress new tools for getting answers, and key legislators remain focused. But will it actually work?
News and notes from around the federal IT community.
New laws promise to strengthen agencies' efforts to block network intruders, share information and build a topnotch cybersecurity workforce.
Poor execution, not poor planning, derails many new programs, but there are steps agencies can take to stay on track, despite the coming leadership changes.
"That's like asking whether the government is ready for oxygen," said 18F co-founder Robert Read. "It needs it, whether it knows it needs it or not."
Similar sites covering the Persian Gulf and Central Asia remain in operation.
The commission plans to bring cable TV and radio under the same disclosure rules as broadcast TV.
The Pentagon is like "four federated giant corporations" trying to procure their own cloud services, says the acting CIO.
OMB is rewriting outdated standards in response to new legislation, while an increased focus on cybersecurity offers a window into federal networks.
Technology problems are at the heart of a number of programs on GAO’s list of troubled federal initiatives.