• CIO (Panchenko Vladimir/Shutterstock.com)

    Navy elevates CIO role

    The Navy is establishing a new special assistant to the secretary for information management/CIO to enforce cybersecurity standards, have a say in IT acquisition and develop data and digital strategies.


  • Cybersecurity

    Windows 7 woes crash into 2020 election cycle

    Financial, technical and bureaucratic hurdles are making it more difficult for states to patch their election-related software and move on from an expiring Windows operating system. 08/16/2019

  • budgeting (MIND AND I/Shutterstock.com)

    FCW Insider: Aug. 16

    News, analysis and other updates from FCW's reporters and editors. 08/16/2019

  • Oversight
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    Watchdog: Hiring freeze increased cyber risk at State

    An extended hiring freeze at the Department of State delayed key cybersecurity initiatives and placed highly classified information at risk, according to a watchdog report. 08/15/2019

  • Congress
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    Battle lines forming over surveillance authority

    Advocates for eliminating or curtailing one of the government's main Patriot Act surveillance authorities are gearing up for battle, but questions remain whether Congress will be receptive to the message. 08/15/2019

  • Defense
    The Pentagon (Photo by Ivan Cholakov / Shutterstock)

    How DOD will survive its next audit

    The Defense Department's chief financial experts explained how the second audit will leverage the benefits of the first. 08/15/2019

  • Comment
    Customer Experience federal

    Why CX in government is no longer optional

    In the era of big data, comprehensive CX programs are recommended for any enterprise to understand every aspect of customer interaction and perception. Though much has changed, that old adage that "the customer is always right" endures. 08/15/2019

  • gavel shutterstock ID: 565403683 by sebra

    FCW Insider: Aug. 15

    News, analysis and other updates from FCW's reporters and editors. 08/15/2019

  • Acquisition
    blockchain (Shutterstock.com)

    HHS updates on blockchain application

    The Department of Health and Human Services will test its blockchain-based acquisition system in the coming months, as it works on other ideas to harness the electronic ledger technology. 08/14/2019

  • IT Modernization
    Servers in a data center

    The stubborn persistence of government data centers

    DHS, DOJ, State Department officials agree that hybrid infrastructure is the answer for the foreseeable future. 08/14/2019

  • Workforce
    coworkers at computer (SFIO CRACHO/Shutterstock.com)

    Despite verdict, workforce orders still on hold

    A federal court is maintaining an injunction on the full implementation of three Trump administration executive orders pertaining to the workforce and collective bargaining pending appeals. 08/14/2019

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