Management


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D.C.-area first responders need a clearer path on comms

A GAO report says the group responsible for security in National Capital Region needs better coordination on making emergency communications interoperable.

Michael Rogers

Rogers makes his case for a CyberCom budget boost

U.S. Cyber Command wants about $500 million for fiscal 2017, a steady increase that appropriators appeared willing to support.

Jeh Johnson

Oversight Committee investigates DHS senior staff for improper email practices

A House panel is probing 29 DHS senior officials, including Secretary Jeh Johnson, for allegedly violating a department-wide ban on personal email access at work.

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The soft spots in IT security? People and old tech

People and aging IT are enduring security risks -- but efforts are underway to better address both at federal agencies.

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DHS edging off GAO's high risk list

DHS has made significant progress towards solving the management issues that have kept it on the GAO's high risk list for years, but lawmakers look to ensure that progress continues.

Beth Cobert, OPM, official

OPM to run old and new systems side-by-side

The personnel agency asked lawmakers to approve funding for cybersecurity work and an IT modernization process that will take years.

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Crypto battle presents 'hard choices,' says federal CIO

Federal CIO Tony Scott favors strong encryption, but sees a place for "narrow exceptions" for law enforcement.

LaVerne H. Council, Asst. Secretary for Information and Technology, Dept. of Veterans Affairs

The OI&T transformation at VA

LaVerne H. Council, the top tech official at the Department of Veterans Affairs, explains how the Office of Information and Technology is modernizing culture, processes and capabilities to create a a world-class, customer-focused and veteran-centered service organization.

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NIST: Time to take telework's cyber risks seriously

With telework and BYOD on the rise, NIST is updating its guidelines from 2009 to address how organizations and individuals can protect themselves from cyberattacks.

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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