OMB is rewriting outdated standards in response to new legislation, while an increased focus on cybersecurity offers a window into federal networks.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.
News and notes from around the federal IT community.
The guide follows up on a memo that defined responsibilities for Pentagon components that acquire commercial cloud services.
A new White House document identifies cybersecurity as a pressing national security concern.
House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul said Congress needs "to take aggressive action."
Six agencies in particular would see significantly increased funding levels if the administration's budget shapes actual appropriations.
Inspectors general complain to Congress that agencies often respond to requests for information with claims that it is protected by law.
Overall IT spending is tabbed at $86.4 billion, with much of the increase driven by a hike in cybersecurity funding.
The Secret Service has long explored technology to combat the threat of commercial drones, but the Jan. 26 crash of a quadcopter on White House grounds could spur interest in deploying it.
Baseline standards for interoperability could ultimately affect the level of reimbursement from Medicare and other federal health programs.
The action was sparked by a 2014 Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general investigation.