Weekend Reading

Your essential catch-up of the week's news

Weekend Reading

Take some time this weekend to catch up on FCW stories you might have missed.

Legislators put Department of Veterans Affairs acting CIO Stephen Warren in the hot seat over IT security and data breaches.

Hear what Jennifer Pahlka, new head of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, has to say about coding for a better government.

Think former EPA head Lisa Jackson was the only agency leader using email accounts under a false name? Not so.

The idea of hackers taking over net-connected refrigerators might seem comical .. but what if they're industrial fridges comprising part of the food supply chain? Or your car?

Dan Tangherlini will probably soon drop the "acting" from his title as GSA administrator. What is his plan for the agency?

Elsewhere: Wired reports on CIA analyst David Stein, the cryptologist who cracked the code of the Kryptos Sculpture at CIA headquarters. Stein wrote an account in 1999 of his efforts to decipher the messages, and the National Security Archive has now published the declassified paper.

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  • Cybersecurity

    DHS floats 'collective defense' model for cybersecurity

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wants her department to have a more direct role in defending the private sector and critical infrastructure entities from cyberthreats.

  • Defense
    Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.

    Mattis: Cloud deal not tailored for Amazon

    On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind.

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    2020 Census to include citizenship question

    The Department of Commerce is breaking with recent practice and restoring a question about respondent citizenship last used in 1950, despite being urged not to by former Census directors and outside experts.

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