Security / Cybersecurity


Josh Koskinen

John Koskinen: Y2K revisited

John Koskinen helped the U.S. brace for Y2K -- and in doing so changed federal IT.

Is the military draft system on the chopping block?

The Selective Service System, which would administer a military draft if needed, hasn't been reevaluated in nearly 20 years, according to a GAO report.

Pivotal policies: 25 years of policy reforms

Policy improvement is work that never ends. We highlight some of the most important efforts of the past 25 years.

Lynn McNulty

In memoriam: Lynn McNulty

A leader in government cybersecurity, Lynn McNulty succumbed to cancer on June 4.

FedRAMP takes applications for service providers

Officials require cloud service providers to get their systems tested before selling them to the government.

New White House cyber czar brings intell chops

Michael Daniel, Howard Schmidt's successor at the White House, brings new skills to bear.

OMB to update old cybersecurity guidelines

Three former OMB officials are working on effort to revise circular.

Tips for the digital government strategy

The new digital government strategy might be overwhelming, but agencies are beginning to sort it out and offer advice.

Is someone compiling information on federal employees?

TSP data breach could be sign of larger threat, some experts believe.

Botnets beware: Feds and industry team up

A public/private partnership is ready to fight the growing menace of botnets.

Military told to be cautious on commercial social media sites

Reported new policy comes after a recent hack showed the potential vulnerabilities in sites with user-generated content.

Can Michael Daniel make a difference?

Howard Schmidt's successor will take over during the period when getting anything done in Washington is at its hardest: Just before an election.