In the first of three columns, a former government executive discusses what's really needed to prevent another massive data breach.
Beth Cobert has called for a renewed focus on the persistent pay gap between men and women in the federal workforce, with an emphasis on pay flexibilities that benefit men. But her efforts are only one step on a longer journey.
The latest special item number RFI follows on the addition earlier this year of a cloud SIN, and a proposed SIN for health IT.
A big cybersecurity bill awaits the Senate in September, and several other information-security measures are in the pipeline.
Federal CIO Tony Scott also asserted that more IT spending is needed: "You can't save your way to success."
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is proposing four broad objectives as the foundation for international standards in cyberspace.
CIOs are warning lawmakers that they're about to discover the hidden costs of implementation.
With hackers using contractors to access sensitive federal data, the Office of Management and Budget has released draft guidance aimed at strengthening contractor cybersecurity.
GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth informed Sen. Claire McCaskill that the System for Award Management is scheduled for integration on Aug. 23, 2017.
Wrangling over amendments delays floor action on Senate cyber bill until September.
Access to material need to conduct investigations has been curtailed since President Barack Obama took office, says the Justice Department IG.
September 30 is much closer than it seems, and even a continuing resolution could run into snags.