• Workforce

    Civil service changes pass in NDAA, while Trump plans workforce moves

    The annual defense bill passed Congress with a few provisions that impact the federal workforce. Advisors to President-elect Trump say more changes to federal employment could be on the horizon.

  • Remembering Jim Dean

    A linchpin from the federal IT community's early days passed away on Nov. 28.

  • Congress

    Are agencies ready for the Data Act?

    With the financial reporting requirements of the Data Act set to take effect in May 2017, a key oversight panel voiced concerns over agencies' progress.

  • Cybersecurity

    Gridlock on cyber laws likely to persist

    As the nature and variety of cyber crime around the world continue to grow, the DOJ warns U.S. laws are lagging, and experts say Congress is unlikely to catch up anytime soon.

  • Homeland Security

    What does a military boss mean for DHS?

    Former DHS managers say John Kelly is a solid choice to lead the agency, but he faces some of the same old challenges -- and could encounter some steep learning curves.

  • Comment

    5 best practices for agile procurement

    As federal CIOs make the shift from managing infrastructure to managing applications, they also need to change their mindset about procurement.

  • Shared Services

    Making a market for shared services

    OMB and GSA have spent the last year bringing structure to agencies' back-office system needs. Now they have to keep it moving for the next administration.

  • Congress

    Dems push for Russia hacking investigation

    The ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and others in Congress including one top Republican want to air allegations of Russian cyber interference in the U.S. elections. President-elect Trump has dismissed the assertions by U.S. spies as politically motivated.

  • Cybersecurity

    Why the federal CISO can't sleep

    Federal cybersecurity officials are incorporating advice from the industry advisory group NSTAC into incident response policy.

  • Transition

    Gen. John Kelly picked to head DHS under Trump

    The president-elect has selected another retired Marine general for his cabinet -- John F. Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Transition

    How will Trump tackle legacy IT?

    In order to advance policy priorities, the next administration will have to navigate a government that is both reliant on and slowed by legacy IT. Exactly how remains an open question.

  • Critical Read

    Why DOD needs a mobile upgrade

    A new report from the Center for a New American Security argues the Pentagon needs to ditch its risk-averse culture and procurement procedures and embrace next-generation mobile technology.