Treasury's system tracking federal debt still needs security improvements, GAO says

The watchdog found continued “information system control deficiencies,” despite Treasury’s progress on prior recommendations.


OPM gives agencies guidance for a new program to rotate cybersecurity employees across agencies

The guidance seeks to implement the Federal Rotation Cyber Workforce Program created by lawmakers last year as a way to foster new critical skills across government.


The Army is putting all its network efforts under one roof

By October, Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-Tactical is expected to absorb network portfolios from its sister PEO for enterprise services.

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The Marines are launching a software factory

Factory director Lt. Col. Charlie Bahk discussed plans to launch at the Army’s facility in Austin, Texas.

Digital Government

FDIC fails to establish effective controls to secure sensitive data, report says

The agency tasked with supervising financial institutions nationwide is struggling to maintain effective information security measures, according to a new inspector general report.


VA, Oracle are negotiating a five-year option on troubled health record software contract

Technology problems are being compounded by policy disputes over configuration of the new electronic health record between the Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense.


How the Pentagon mobilized to support tech startups after bank failure

The failure of Silicon Valley Bank presents the Defense Department with warnings—and opportunities.


CISA: 'Multiple threat actors' used old exploit to access federal agency servers

At least two groups tried to exploit the vulnerability to get deeper into the agency’s networks, including a Vietnamese criminal gang.


Government employees and defense contractors still have got bad passwords, report says

According to new research, a majority of government employees with exposed passwords were found to have reused them across multiple accounts. 

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NSA offers new tips on zero trust and identity

Weaknesses in identity and access controls are allowing cyber attacks to happen, NSA officials say. A new tip sheet is meant to help national security systems mature their controls.


USDS alum Lynn Overmann talks priorities in new role as Beeck Center’s director

Continuing a recent tradition of former U.S. Digital Services officials tapped to lead Georgetown University’s technology and policy hub, Overmann talks about the challenges and opportunities of helping bring innovation to the federal government.


Why it's time for a pivot on digital identity

COMMENTARY | The White House should rethink their approach to reducing identity theft in public benefits to align with the broader objective outlined in the National Cybersecurity Strategy—one that would invest in digital identity infrastructure that can reduce identity theft and cybercrime in every sector.

IT Modernization

White House seeks $74 billion for federal civilian IT in 2024

The administration is proposing a nearly $10 billion bump in federal spending to achieve its modernization goals, including several significant increases in spending on IT and cybersecurity at civilian agencies.

IT Modernization

IRS plans to approve use of Login-dot-gov as Tax Day nears

The tax agency intends to add Login-dot-gov this filing season—and as early as next week—as the integration is in final rounds of testing.


Okay boomers—listen up!

Steve Kelman remembers the savage beats of the great Tom Lehrer.


Reciprocity remains a key clearance issue

Intelligence community elements appear to have adopted a wait-and-see posture over efforts to construct a common platform that allows for agencies to treat security adjudications as a shared service.


IRS watchdog seeks crackdown on feds who owe back taxes

While civil servants overwhelmingly pay their taxes, the delinquency rate has ticked up for several years.


Pentagon looking to make sure SpaceX doesn’t abandon them in war

Spooked by the company’s new limits in Ukraine, military leaders are mulling new types of contracts.


Vendors prepare to spend more on cybersecurity under new rules

Despite some complaints about the White House's new tack, industry leaders say most recognize the need for better defenses.