In comments on the proposed federal government open source policy, the Department of Homeland Security cautioned that the plan could lead to the introduction of compromised code.
Federal CIO Tony Scott said getting new people -- and new roles -- into government as soon as possible is critical, and when it comes to cybersecurity, a range of disciplines is ideal.
The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate helped a small mobile security company join GSA’s largest, most widely used acquisition vehicle in just 35 days.
The Defense Department CIO also discussed cybersecurity scorecards, accreditation processes and DOD's upgrade to Windows 10.
Limiting the impact of open source policy to a time- and scope-constrained pilot forgoes a unique and long-needed opportunity to modernize government, argues a leading open source advocate.
DHS has implemented backend authentication for users of the Homeland Security Information Network.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) will introduce legislation supporting an Obama administration plan to appropriate $3.1 billion for a capital fund to modernize outdated federal IT systems.
Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, has asked OMB to outline how it is leveraging several existing authorities for acquiring IT security technologies.
With a handful of questions to industry, the Department of Veterans Affairs signaled a big move to the cloud as part of its "buy first" initiative.
Managing a workforce that oversees 7,000 contracts and $3.5 billion in federal spending, Mary Davie sits in the catbird seat of the government's vast IT acquisition operation.
The agency spends $2.5 billion annually on IT across more than 20 major systems, yet it still relies on a central data processing setup that went online in the 1960s to keep its revenue-collecting cogs turning.
After a previous year of hang-ups and frustration, taxpayers are getting better treatment from the IRS in 2016 as auditors man the customer service phone lines.