Overhauling the defense acquisition process is a national security imperative in tight budget times, argues a consultant and former Marine major general.
Alan Balutis argues that focusing too much on "commodity IT" is an abdication of the CIO's mission.
Programs aimed at cutting through the weeds of the procurement process can help, but many small vendors feel other federal efforts are stacked against them.
The intelligence agency delves into some details about how it collects, stores and accesses data but leaves many key questions unanswered.
A GAO report on the tax agency's budget says a pair of tech programs have fallen victim to spending cuts.
The gray area for those developing guidelines lies in the purpose behind a data collection, and the issue of subsequent, unforeseen use.
In the seven years since the creation of the Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Information Assurance program, contractors have become less skittish about what sharing can do to their bottom lines, a Pentagon official says.
As DHS discusses the ongoing assessment, cybersecurity experts warn that "you never know when you're done."
The transparent nature of geospatial intelligence brings added value in the post-Snowden era, the director of national intelligence says.
HHS officials reset 8 million user accounts as a precaution, though they said they have found no indication that personal information has been targeted.
A new Pew survey found overall optimism but strong concerns about the effect of specific technologies.
The civil liberties group said the department was far more forthcoming than other federal agencies in detailing how it shares and protects individuals' information.