Dave Wennergren

Moving from oversight to outcomes with FITARA

The law's success hinges on a culture change from blame-setting to measuring progress toward desired goals.

Richard Spires

The root causes of government IT insecurity

In the first of three columns, a former government executive discusses what's really needed to prevent another massive data breach.

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

OPM's push for equal pay isn't new

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.

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GSA plots Schedule 70 cyber assurance SIN

The latest special item number RFI follows on the addition earlier this year of a cloud SIN, and a proposed SIN for health IT.

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A season for cyber

A big cybersecurity bill awaits the Senate in September, and several other information-security measures are in the pipeline.

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Scott: FITARA marks sea change for IT

Federal CIO Tony Scott also asserted that more IT spending is needed: "You can't save your way to success."

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NIST identifies objectives for cyber standards

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is proposing four broad objectives as the foundation for international standards in cyberspace.

Rep. Gerald Connolly

How Congress is going to watch FITARA

CIOs are warning lawmakers that they're about to discover the hidden costs of implementation.

Cybersecurity research

OMB releases cyber guidance for contractors

With hackers using contractors to access sensitive federal data, the Office of Management and Budget has released draft guidance aimed at strengthening contractor cybersecurity.

Denise Turner Roth.

Roth's SAM deadline paves way for confirmation

GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth informed Sen. Claire McCaskill that the System for Award Management is scheduled for integration on Aug. 23, 2017.

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Senate stalls on cybersecurity bill

Wrangling over amendments delays floor action on Senate cyber bill until September.

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IGs: Administration stymies access

Access to material need to conduct investigations has been curtailed since President Barack Obama took office, says the Justice Department IG.

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