Policy and Funding

Workforce is once more a target

With major budget proposals from each party released, Democrats and Republicans prepare to fight over the federal workforce again.

FISMA noncompliance leaves VA vulnerable

Audit finds Veterans Affairs Department has made strides, but is still not meeting FISMA directives with its information security program.

Alan Balutis

For CIOs, tight budgets have a silver lining

Fiscal pressures provide CIOs with an opportunity to prove their value, writes Alan Balutis.

House panel to probe ‘outrageous’ GSA spending

GSA's money management comes under spotlight in the wake of the report that revealed frivolous spending at a 2010 conference.

GSA acting administrator to review travel policies

Under new direction, the agency is canceling several events and reviewing its conference guidelines.

US CIO urges citizen engagement

The federal CIO calls on citizens and industry to help build a government of tomorrow during a FOSE keynote.

Army overestimated enterprise e-mail savings

The Army's estimated cost savings from its enterprise e-mail initiative were significantly higher than the reality, report from CIO reveals.

New OMB tool attacks waste and inefficiency together

PortfolioStat takes a multi-pronged approach to improving government in line with the Obama administration's IT strategy.

Treasure trove of Census data stumbles on launch

Many researchers welcomed NARA's release of the 1940 U.S. Census, but others worried about privacy and reported the website was not functioning properly.

Schmidt takes charge of cybersecurity priorities

White House cybersecurity coordinator Howard Schmidt is leading a charge to support federal adoption of cybersecurity priorities.

United States and India launch open government platform on Web

Following through on an agreement, the U.S. and India have jointly released open source code to help governments release data to the public.

GOP budget passes House

The Republican budget proposal now goes to the Senate, where experts expect its defeat.

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