• Defense
    John Sherman, chief information officer of the intelligence community, leads off day two of the 2018 DoDIIS Worldwide Conference, Aug. 14, 2018, in Omaha, Nebraska.  Photo by Brian Murphy

    White House nominates John Sherman for DOD CIO

    John Sherman was named DOD's principal deputy CIO in 2020 and has been acting in the CIO role since January. 09/16/2021

  • Workforce
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    AFGE looks to block Cyber Command reserve program in NDAA

    A proposed amendment to the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act to pilot a cybersecurity reserve force at the Department of Defense would weaken merit systems principles, according to the largest federal employee union. 09/16/2021

  • Congress

    House reconciliation bill includes nearly $800 million for CISA

    The funding supports the implementation of President Joe Biden's May executive order on cybersecurity and workforce development. 09/16/2021

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    FCW Insider: September 16, 2021

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 09/16/2021

  • IT Modernization

    How do Americans feel about federal tech?

    A new survey digs into the public’s perceptions about federal IT, government services delivery and data privacy. 09/16/2021

  • Cybersecurity
    Chris Inglis takes a question during a Naval Academy cybersecurity event May 2, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)

    Inglis: First rule of cyber education is budget accountability

    The newly appointed cyber director has been setting priorities and carving out turf for his office to cover. With that will likely come some scrutiny of how the government spends resources on cyber. 09/15/2021

  • Workforce

    What will the new Digital Corps look like?

    Technology talent with a desire to serve is out there, says Chris Kaung. There just aren't many places for them to get into public service early in their careers. The U.S. Digital Corps is meant to fix that. 09/15/2021

  • FCW Insider: September 15, 2021

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 09/15/2021

  • Defense
    Pentagon (DoD photo by Master Sgt. Ken Hammond, U.S. Air Force)

    How the Pentagon copes with funding hiccups

    The Government Accountability Office examines some of the Defense Department's tactics to lessen the effects of inconsistent funding during continuing resolutions. 09/14/2021

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    Leveraging OSCAL for FedRAMP authorizations

    An automated FedRAMP review process will speed up authorizations, drive continuous improvement and put cloud service providers in the driver's seat. 09/07/2021

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    It's time for government tech to address inequities in service delivery

    Civil servants and vendors have traditionally approached government software with a mindset that has created administrative burdens – a confusing online application can stand in the way of someone getting healthcare, food assistance and unemployment insurance. 09/03/2021

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    Why VA must keep Vista healthy

    The moratorium on further Vista investment put in place three years ago creates major strategic issues for the Department of Veterans Affairs as the agency looks to put Cerner's commercial electronic health record system in place. 08/24/2021