Disaster recovery as a service offers advantages, experts say, but agencies must understand the risks.
The escalation from medium risk reflects critical back-end tasks that remain incomplete and comes after most consumer-facing problems have been fixed.
GAO auditors said that although the Census Bureau has made progress on the IT for the decennial count, several of the supporting projects have neither a schedule nor a detailed plan.
The watchdog agency wants the IRS to provide more and better quantitative information on IT spending to help gauge whether it is getting what it pays for.
The number of federal agency data breaches involving personally identifiable information increased from 10,481 in 2009 to 25,566 in 2013.
It's easier to recruit an insider than to hack from the outside, warns the former FBI man who had a leading role in catching notorious spy Robert Hanssen.
The mission of the new Biological Technologies Office is to explore the intersection of technology and the physical sciences.
Nearly 90 percent those surveyed for a new IBM Center report said their projects got media attention.
Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske assured appropriators that his agency is moving ahead with cost-efficient programs to monitor borders and ports of entry.
The proposed transition has wide support from industry, but some are concerned that changes could empower foreign governments to expand their control over the architecture of the Internet.