The department's inspector general says backup plans for the systems that support workplace as a service are inadequate.
Other fundamentals matter little if the right team is not in place, but too often key roles go unfilled, writes Richard Spires.
Continuous diagnostics and mitigation will allow agencies to have a clearer view of vulnerability gaps, and could also aid forensic investigators after the fact.
The watchdog agency wants tougher oversight from OMB in PortfolioStat reviews and stronger agency-level CIO authorities to provide more visibility into troubled IT projects.
The Section 516 rule seeks to eliminate IT gear from firms that are responsible for cyberattacks on U.S. companies or have ties to China's military.
A new report proposes a "risk based" approach that gives developers latitude to build computer applications for health records and capturing patient data, without the long lead times and trials that accompany FDA approval.
The spectrum in question is used by federal agencies, which would share frequencies with commercial entities.
The April 10 release will detail a wide variety of applications available for public use -- albeit in PDF form only for now.
"Where I see failures happening in implementation is when people try to do too much all at one time," says Guidance Software’s Chad McManamy.
The blanket purchase agreements are realizing 24 cents in savings on every dollar spent.