Management


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FISMA report shows pain, few gains

While the federal government made tangible progress last year, OMB’s annual report card detailed plenty of weaknesses and room for improvement.

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7 things no one tells a new CIO

What current and former CIOs wish they'd known before they jumped into an agency job.

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

VA CIO 'excited' about FITARA implementation progress

LaVerne Council tells legislators the Department of Veterans Affairs could become "the premier governmental agency of FITARA."

GSA

18F to fill two new leadership positions

18F has two new leadership job openings, to oversee chapters and custom partner solutions.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter. Photo credit: Sean Lyngaas, FCW

Carter touts cyber capabilities at budget hearing

At a March 17 Senate Armed Services Committee budget hearing, legislators wanted to know if investments in IT innovation are enough to face potential threats from Russia and China.

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Watchdogs glean IT lessons from HealthCare.Gov failures

Representatives from GAO and HHS' Office of the Inspector General examine the failures, successes and takeaways from the first five years of Affordable Care Act implementation and technology.

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House panel presses VA CIO about info security

LaVerne Council, the top tech official at the Department of Veterans Affairs, updated lawmakers on cyber challenges facing the agency.

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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.