Management


President Barack Obama

Executive order pushes SES overhaul

The White House issued sweeping requirements that will affect the entire professional life cycle of federal leaders.

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Cybersecurity isn't just about money, OPM adviser says

OPM cyber guru Clifton Triplett wants agencies to make better use of the people and tools they already have.

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Agencies: Get ready to see more of OMB in 2016

The Office of Management and Budget is planning more of a hands-on approach to agencies' tech and will be updating policies and focusing on cybersecurity in the coming year.

Air Force closes in on new directive for IT governance

Lisa Disbrow, President Obama's choice for the post of Undersecretary of the Air Force, updated a Senate panel on the Air Force's IT plans at her nomination hearing.

Will Hurd

Hurd urges changes to Visa Waiver Program

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas), one of leading tech experts on Capitol Hill, is looking to pressure European allies to disclose more data to the Visa Waiver Program.

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The limits (and myths) of security

Five principles for securing government information systems can help agencies better understand and manage risk.

Jason Chaffetz

Chaffetz renews call for OPM CIO's resignation

The chairman of the House oversight committee is once again calling for OPM CIO Donna Seymour's resignation after an IG report said the agency violated federal acquisition policies in awarding a credit-monitoring contract.

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IG report highlights IT shortfalls at State

The IG's semiannual report to Congress highlights IT and cybersecurity risk areas at the State Department.

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Are agencies listening to their watchdogs?

Lawmakers quiz oversight officials about why agencies aren't taking their advice.

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Launch delay won't open weather data gap, NOAA says

NOAA bumped the launch of a key weather data collection satellite to October 2016, but the agency doesn't anticipate a gap in weather forecast data because of the change.

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Cyber bill vote in sight

Members of the House and Senate intelligence committees are in talks to iron out the final details of the cybersecurity bill.

Cyber legislation could hitch a ride on funding bill

Lawmakers hammering out the details on House and Senate cybersecurity legislation have not ruled out the possibility that the measure could make its way into a larger funding bill.

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