Informal experts can be an agency's best resource for critical data calls -- but only if the relationship is properly managed.
A new bill would require agency CIOs to inventory software licenses and report on savings and cost avoidance from improved acquisition strategies.
Homeland Security IT managers want more flexible hiring that will allow it to develop a more robust cybersecurity and IT workforce.
A new report attributes many federal agency redundancies to a failure to manage, or even collect, the right data.
The act would update a 30-year-old law to require the government to use a warrant to force tech firms to turn over their customers' stored electronic communications.
With the majority of agency FITARA implementation plans approved and posted, the federal CIO said the process of reimagining federal IT management has gone more smoothly than expected.
A Senate roundtable examined the deficiencies of the USAJobs website and offered solutions to modernize the federal government's HR front door.
House and Senate appropriations panels approved funding measures that essentially match administration requests for the Office of Information and Technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
It's been nearly 16 months since the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act was signed into law, but there's still much to do on the implementation front.
Government auditors told Congress that the IRS systems continue to show significant information security weaknesses.
Rep. Will Hurd told FCW that the notion that "if you don't spend it, you lose it [is] the wrong kind of incentive to have in purchasing IT goods and services."
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.