VA climbs out of a hornet's nest
Data security became a top priority at VA in the past year, but officials acknowledge that more work — much more — remains to be done
After the breach, now what?
Would a federal breach notification law bring greater security and sanity to those who find their personal data has been lost or stolen?
When personal data gets out of the box...
A new Federal Computer Week survey finds that the theft of a Veterans Affairs Department laptop PC pushed data security to the forefront at many agencies
Buzz of the Week: GAO's HR reality-check time
DOD cuts back on GovWorks
Effect could severely reduce revenue at Interior's IT assisted services center
Lawmakers want to recharge FISMA
Vendors claim VA contracts unfair
Editorial: The brave new world
Government policy struggles to keep up with advances in technology
Wagner: The wave of the future
Miller: Good government
Kelman: Buying commercial
Petrillo: A failed experiment
OPM sees green on clearances
Officials credit increased oversight for shrinking lengthy clearance times
More feds work on the go
Employee issues worry CFOs
An espresso shot for disc drives
New hybrid hard drives that blend disk and flash memory will appear this fall
DOD reaches first milestone with system's deployment
Denett focuses on FPDS data
Proponents of better federal contracting decry lack of reliable contracting data
Commerce explores hosted e-mail
OMB clarifies HR line of business
New guidance for Human Resources LOB focuses on the application of A-76 rules
Security LOB cleared for takeoff
Feds, industry expand digital partnerships
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In a new survey, federal leaders say they're making digital progress, but most also say they're merely updating old systems, not reinventing processes for the Digital Age.
The U.S. Customs and Immigration Services created new deputy CIO slot to help balance everyday IT operations and burgeoning DevOps, agile and cloud activities.
NIST is looking to increase trust in the technical underpinnings of encryption, by strengthening cryptographic random bit generators.
Steve Kelman applauds ASI Government for sharing valuable knowledge -- and notes that there are still plenty of other questions to answer.
In an op-ed for Business Insider, the GOP presidential candidate called for "the federal government must put its own house in order, prioritizing to reflect the urgency and importance of protecting key databases and communications."
"Convenience and accessibility has been prioritized over critical security practices," at OPM, according to a Dec. 23 alert distributed to cleared contractors by the Defense Security Service on behalf of DHS and the FBI.
The federal IT community truly is just that. Steve Kelman, Bill Arzt and Chris Dorobek remind us how much that can matter.
The former Federal Trade Commission chief technologist and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist will be advising federal CTO Megan Smith.
The $1.1 trillion spending bill includes a FITARA carve-out for the National Labs, some key appropriations for IT improvements and cybersecurity, and lumps of coal for a few problematic programs.
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