Gregory Touhill

New CISO faces tough sprint

Greg Touhill, the first governmentwide CISO, will have a long task list and a short window of time as the Obama administration enters its last four months.

John Brennan

Two more arrests in hack of CIA's Brennan

Federal authorities have arrested two more alleged members of a hacker group that targeted senior U.S. intelligence and security officials and publicly posted personal information on FBI and DHS employees.

Jeh Johnson

Johnson: Cyber reorg should be priority for next Congress

The long-planned reorganization and upgrade of DHS' primary cybersecurity office should be a top priority for the next Congress, the DHS secretary said.

Dr. Toby Cosgrove testifies before the House Veterans Affairs Committee

Commission on Care, lawmakers want commercial EHR for VA

The leaders of the Commission on Care are recommending that the Department of Veterans Affairs abandon its homegrown VistA software for a commercial product.

Columnist Walter Pincus interviews Reps. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) Photo credit Herman Farrer

Old adversaries, new threats, say intel overseers

Congressional leaders say the U.S. continues to face threats from the same old adversaries, but those threats are changing and so must America's intelligence structures.

Ben Cotton, CEO of CyTech. (Photo courtesy CyTech)

Chaffetz wants CyTech to get paid for OPM work

The cyber vendor on the ground when the OPM hack was first discovered has a powerful legislator backing his claims that the government owes him money.

Shutterstock image: breached lock.

Chaffetz details where OPM went wrong, warns about future

The House oversight committee's Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) delivered an indictment of OPM's security and the protracted federal procurement process.

Shutterstock image (by Sergey Nivens): Security concept, lock on a digital screen.

Federal court sentences original Guccifer

The hacker credited with exposing Hillary Clinton's private email server was sentenced on hacking and identity theft charges.

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GAO: needs big improvements

The website needs greater transparency and long-term plan to improve, according to a government watchdog.

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mt.) and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)

Lawmakers want the latest on new background check agency

Two Democratic lawmakers have asked OPM for a progress report on the planned National Background Investigations Bureau.

tax form and keyboard

Lawmakers want automated tax-compliance check

Top-ranking members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are asking about the status of an automated system to check on the tax debt of security clearance applicants.

Shutterstock image (by Tim Masters): okay sign emerging from a pile of shredded papers.

How to construct tomorrow's information management professional

The government lacks the workforce to handle the exponential growth of information and information assets.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.

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