Management


John Brennan

Cyberwar keeps CIA's Brennan up at night

CIA Director John Brennan said a terrorist attack on American soil is inevitable, the Paris attack resulted from a "failure of intelligence" and the growing threat of cyberwarfare is "the thing that keeps me up at night."

CHESS Project Director Thomas Neff.

$12B Army IT RFP is out

The RFP for IT Enterprise Solutions–3 Services will likely shape Army IT acquisitions for years to come.

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FedRAMP and CDM offer a unified path to security in the cloud

By considering the link between the two programs, agencies can unite the dual demands of improving security and embracing the cloud.

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VA seeks more than $100M in new cyber funding

The VA's tech budget request includes a big increase for cyber, as well as money for shared services and health record interoperability.

Jeh Johnson

No slack in reforms as DHS chief's tenure winds down

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said he won't slack off on cybersecurity and management reforms at his agency in his last year on the job.

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Lawmakers want NOAA to yield spectrum

A bipartisan congressional group has asked the FCC and NTIA to free up NOAA spectrum for commercial use.

Will Hurd

Hurd sees promise in revolving IT fund but wants agencies to carry the ball

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) welcomed the administration's cybersecurity budget and IT modernization efforts but said it is up to agencies to make the most of them.

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Intel officials dwell on encryption as a potential security problem

FBI Director James Comey and other senior intelligence leaders told Congress that the use of encrypted communications by terrorists and other adversaries remains a problem for investigators.

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New bill would enshrine OMB's software licensing policy in law

A Senate bill would require the Office of Management and Budget to ensure that every executive agency develops a comprehensive software licensing policy.

White House wants $19B for cyber in FY 2017

The Obama administration's proposed Cybersecurity National Action Plan for FY2017 includes $3.1B for IT modernization and a new federal chief information security officer.

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Obama bemoans obsolete tech in budget request

The president put the federal government's portfolio of aging IT systems front and center in his final budget request to Congress.

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DHS cancels $675M cyber support contract

DHS pulled a two-year-old solicitation for administrative support for cyber mission offices.