Exec Tech

voting scrutiny (Bakhtiar Zein/Shutterstock.com)

Congress poised to put up $380 million for election security

A day after members of the Senate Intelligence Committee called for federal funding to assist states in securing their voting systems, the committee's chairman said the forthcoming spending bill will include an expected $380 million in grant funding for that purpose.

Shutterstock photo ID: 200726867 By chuyuss

Senator still waiting on grid cyber assessments from Energy

As the Energy Department prepares to build out its cybersecurity capacity, a key member of the Senate Energy committee is waiting on energy sector cyber assessments.

secure election (WhiteDragon/Shutterstock.com)

Senate Intel committee releases election security recommendations

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its initial recommendations on election security after investigating Russian attempts to target election infrastructure during the 2016 U.S. elections.

DDM Margaret Weichert March 20 2018

IT, workforce, customer service central to President's Management Agenda

The just-released President's Management Agenda focuses on IT modernization, reshaping the federal workforce and the reorganization of government.

U.S. Capitol (Photo by M DOGAN / Shutterstock)

Oversight panel advances records preservation, transparency bills

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved a slate of bills aimed at preserving electronic records, improving customer experience and posting more information online.


Modernizing with the citizen in mind

The roadblocks are real, but a number of agencies are making the case that better engagement is worth the investment.

security (ranjith ravindran/Shutterstock.com)

Why CDM vendors need more flexibility

Prime contractors on the government's Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program need the ability to respond with agility to changing threats.

Shulkin Trump telemed white house photo

Shulkin: VA's health record modernization is a win for U.S. health care

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin told House appropriators that he expected the agency's adoption of the Cerner electronic health care record to have far reaching effects on the interoperability of the U.S. health system.

House cyber leaders push CDM funding

Three lawmakers with cyber policy expertise are urging appropriators to fully fund the administration's request for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program.


Why is no one raising a hand to regulate the internet of things?

The U.S. is developing a pair of reports dealing with cybersecurity standards for internet-of-things devices and combatting botnets, but recommendations will be non-binding and officials said not to expect a significant federal regulatory push.

shutterstock ID: 295517744 By David Carillet

U.S. hits back at Russian spies, cyber groups

The U.S. imposed sanctions on Russian hacking groups and related officials, while publicly attributing an ongoing critical infrastructure attack by a group dubbed "Dragonfly" to Russia.

shutterstock ID: 309062636 by lightspring

Why acquisition reform is about more than OTAs

The Air Force materiel commander says organizational culture matters more than novel procurement authorities when it comes to reforming cumbersome processes.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.