Kirstjen Nielsen told a Senate committee that a planned border wall won't span the entire southern border and that cyberattacks have entered a more potent phase in their evolution.
The Department of Veterans Affairs also plans to roll out a series of initiative throughout November to improve its veterans' benefits services.
President Donald Trump selects a longtime DOD tech hand for the DHS CIO job 12 weeks after a New York hedge fund CISO abruptly left the post.
Federal hiring, the clearance backlog and procurement data came up in a Senate confirmation hearing for candidates to lead the Office of Personnel Management and the General Services Administration.
White House adviser Chris Liddell acknowledged that the federal government is moving too slowly in filling permanent CIO positions.
FCW honors 21 early-career leaders in federal IT.
Kirstjen Nielsen, a former cybersecurity consultant and current deputy chief of staff in the White House, is returning to DHS to lead the agency.
Pushing forward with the department's reorganization plan, Defense Secretary James Mattis said "it's time to roll up our sleeves and get on with it."
Rob Joyce cautioned that requirements by foreign powers to review IT source code of U.S. vendors could lead to intellectual property theft.
Former Maryland CIO David Garcia will replace David DeVries as the top tech official of the Office of Personnel Management.
At a time of generally low public trust in government, the Partnership for Public Service honored the work of civil servants at its annual awards gala.
Onetime SSA CIO Bill Zielinski was just tapped to lead the governmentwide effort to pay less for IT.