The Hill


Shutterstock image (by hin255): check the clock.

Preparations for shutdown proceed apace

While Congress debates the next step in DHS funding, the department is preparing for the worst.

Image from Shutterstock.

Trinity returns, DCS debuts, senators back IGs and DOD metrics

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Shutterstock image: black data center with white floors and ceiling.

DOD may need congressional help on data centers

Acting Defense Department CIO Halvorsen told a House Armed Services subcommittee that consolidating DOD data centers could require legislation.

Shutterstock image: checking the books for errors.

Congress not getting the whole IT picture from IRS

GAO said implementation of its recommendations is "critical" to Congress getting good information from the IRS.

Shutterstock image: global network of information sharing.

'What's the problem we're trying to fix?'

NTIA still faces headwinds in Congress about Internet domain control.

More effective oversight. Maybe.

FITARA gives Congress new tools for getting answers, and key legislators remain focused. But will it actually work?

Shared financial management

SEC pushback, faulty tax forms and hackers at State

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Shutterstock image: U.S. Capitol reflection in black and white.

Legislation and the future of federal cybersecurity

New laws promise to strengthen agencies' efforts to block network intruders, share information and build a topnotch cybersecurity workforce.

capitol dome and bills

DHS shutdown could affect the C in CDM

Assistant Secretary Andy Ozment said the appropriations stalemate threatens crucial cybersecurity functions.

Ashton Carter

Info sharing, Carter's confirmation and Facebook cyber

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Shutterstock image (by TijanaM): global network concept.

Can the Senate make sense of the Internet of Things?

Lawmakers and experts discuss how to ensure IoT security without getting in the way of innovation.

Dave McClure_Veris Group

How Congress can make cyber reforms real

Congressional oversight is essential to ensuring compliance with cybersecurity legislation. Here are three ways lawmakers can improve that oversight.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.