Management


John Roth

DHS OIG slams USCIS on immigration IT

DHS Inspector General John Roth took a hard line on USCIS's lagging immigration benefits processing system in an audit that covered an 11-year cycle of IT shortcomings and agency resistance to independent examinations.

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House passes bill to trim energy use at federal data centers

The Energy Efficient Government Technology Act would re-baseline data center efficiency standards and require OMB to coordinate with agencies on energy saving technology.

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Federal CISO needs real power, says advisory group

The National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee at DHS wants the new federal chief information security officer to drive policy and have real visibility across agencies.

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U.S. Digital Service team makes recruitment pitch at SXSW

CTO Megan Smith and USDS Director Haley Van Dyck tried to sell techies at the South by Southwest Interactive conference on public service careers.

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CIO success: Does the song remain the same?

The advice in a 15-year-old Government Accountability Office report is remarkably relevant to the CIO's role in the FITARA era.

Tech teams aim to upend procurement

Teams of techies will bring new acquisition models to seven agencies as part of the Digital Acquisitions Pilot.

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Can Obama’s cyber commission outlast his administration?

President Obama's recently announced Commission for Enhancing National Cybersecurity has ambitions to produce an actionable framework that will carry over to the next administration and seeks to invigorate a younger, more diverse cybersecurity workforce pipeline.

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Senate encryption bill expected next week

The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee is hopeful that his bi-partisan three-page encryption bill text will be released next week.

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Pentagon flew handful of drones over U.S. in last decade

A DOD oversight report, released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from FCW and other outlets, sheds light on the complications that arise when the military puts its drones to use domestically.

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DHS creates intel fast lane for select analysts

Report to Congress reveals the department has given some workers special accounts that bypass DHS data access control policies.

Jeh Johnson

Einstein, cyber workforce priorities for DHS chief

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson hopes to build his legacy by shoring up the cyber workforce and driving management reforms.

Kay Ely

GSA seeks manager for Schedule 70 IT contract

The General Services Administration is searching new leadership for it largest IT purchasing program, and separately named an agency IT Category executive.

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