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Beth Cobert testifying before HSGAC Feb 4 2016

OPM hack looms over Cobert confirmation hearing

Acting OPM Director Beth Cobert said she is committed to working with Congress on modernizing IT, but lawmakers raised concerns about the agency's apparent inability to turn over requested documents.

OMB DDM Beth Cobert, testifying before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Jan. 14, 2014

Chaffetz subpoenas OPM's Cobert

Demand for more documents on the 2015 data breach comes on the eve of the acting director's confirmation hearing.

Photo courtesy: Office of Personnel Management

OPM IG McFarland to step down

Patrick McFarland, the longest-serving Inspector General in government, will resign this month after monitoring OPM for two-and-a-half decades.

Soltani exits White House after clearance denial

Ashkan Soltani is stepping down from his post as senior adviser to White House CTO Megan Smith after failing to obtain a security clearance.

Photo credit: Aisha Chowdhry, FCW

Congress needs to catch up on cybersecurity issues

The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee said Congress is lagging on issues such as encryption and securing energy grids from cyberattacks.

Photo credit: Sean Lyngaas

McCaul adviser sees digital security commission launching soon

Legislation to establish a commission on encryption and other security issues "is going to happen," said Col. Andrea Thompson, a national security adviser to the House Homeland Security Committee.

Wikimedia image: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) logo.

FBI seeks CIO

Whoever takes the gig will be called on to carry the FBI forward in an era of cloud computing and data center consolidation.

Jeb Bush. Photo from campaign website.

Jeb Bush plans to hold government IT managers accountable

In an op-ed for Business Insider, the GOP presidential candidate called for "the federal government must put its own house in order, prioritizing to reflect the urgency and importance of protecting key databases and communications."

White House joins Snapchat

The most social media-savvy U.S. president in history joined video messenger app Snapchat, but is not yet down with Peach.

Fed 100 - Submit your Nomination

The final day for Federal 100 nominations!

Move quickly -- the deadline for nominations is 6pm today.

Shutterstock image (by Maksim Kababou): cloud technology concept.

Truly committing to innovation and the cloud

Government's success is enabled by using contracting practices that reward rather than discourage new ideas and approaches.

Fed 100 - Submit your Nomination

Deadline extended for Federal 100 nominations!

You now have until Monday, Jan. 4, to get them in. Happy holidays!