Policy


Shutterstock image (by Wichy): Businessman touching a glowing electric circuit to access a virtual network.

The quest for seamless, secure identity and access management

With hackers increasingly targeting users, federal agencies are turning to identity management to better protect their systems.

Shutterstock image (by alienant): An aerial view of the pentagon rendered as a vector.

Pentagon boosts emerging tech spend

The Department of Defense spent $7.4 billion in fiscal year 2017 on cloud computing, big data and artificial intelligence technologies, according to a recent Govini report.

illustration dollar sign in vise

House GOP looks to punt on shutdown date

A stopgap funding bill would extend the current continuing resolution by two weeks.

Shutterstock image: data wall.

Senate bill would establish new higher-ed data system by 2020

A bipartisan bill would revamp the way the Department of Education collects higher-education data and relies on an obscure cybersecurity method to protect student data.

Shutterstock image (by fotogestoeber): virus infection spreading out in a network.

Will new breach reporting rules make defense firms more secure?

A coming 72-hour breach disclosure mandate from the Department of Defense could inadvertently provide a new attack vector for hackers to harass defense contractors.

By Mark Van Scyoc Stock photo ID: 253261459

Senate appropriators ramp up cyber at DHS

In response to growing threats to federal information systems, a draft funding bill for DHS looks to elevate the agency's cybersecurity mission.

Shutterstock image.

Shutdown looming larger amid political fights

The prospect of keeping the government open past the Dec. 8 continuing resolution deadline just got more complicated.

A Consumer Product Safety Commission for cyber?

A former Obama administration cybersecurity official wants a single agency to take the lead on generating and enforcing security standards for technology products.

Shutterstock image (by Tatiana Popova): businessman burning money with a lighter.

Lankford cites almost a half-trillion in government waste

A Republican senator's annual government waste report cites IT boondoggles, programs with insufficient oversight and structural impediments to efficient hiring.

IRS Headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Rob Crandall / Shutterstock.com)

Congress keeps IRS spending on a short leash

Senate appropriators are continuing a series of spending restrictions and reporting requirements for the IRS in FY2018, even as planned IT modernization lags.

Congress Icon/Shutterstock

MGT passes Congress in 2018 NDAA

The legislative push to get federal agencies up to speed on IT, eliminating creaky and expensive legacy systems will end with the president's signature.

Shutterstock: Stock photo ID: 618887135 By Zapp2Photo

Technologists, privacy advocates push back against algorithmic 'extreme vetting'

The Trump administration's plan to use predictive software to rate threats posed by immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers will result in discriminatory decisions, say a group of privacy advocates and computer scientists.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.