• Comment

    IT acquisition reform's time is now

    Promising examples abound, but real leadership focus is needed to achieve meaningful digital government services and security.

  • Census

    Commerce chief indicates flexibility on 2020 census funding

    Despite Trump's request for a $1.4 billion cut to the Department of Commerce, secretary Wilbur Ross indicated room for some budgetary flexibility to pull off the 2020 census.

  • Law Enforcement

    Senate looks to tackle overseas data access

    The Senate is exploring options to resolve conflicts when U.S. law enforcement has a warrant for electronic data that a U.S. provider is storing overseas and the host country has laws preventing the disclosure of the data.

  • Cybersecurity

    Kelly: DHS halted the march of WannaCry in the U.S.

    The DHS Secretary told a Hill panel that the agency was key to curtailing the historic cyberattack.

  • Congress

    MGT's Senate sponsors push committee to act

    The appropriators supporting an IT modernization bill are urging a key authorizing committee to vote up the bill and send it to the Senate floor.

  • Budget

    GSA chief: Central IT fund is a start, not a remedy

    While President Trump's budget proposal includes a $228 million investment for a general IT modernization fund, the head of the agency overseeing the fund sees the initial investment as more of a proof of concept than a panacea.

  • Congress

    Hurd encouraged by IT funding in Trump budget

    The architect of the Managing Government Technology Act is happy with the administration's request for a central IT modernization fund, but he thinks the real action will take place at the agency level.

  • Cybersecurity

    McCaul optimistic on DHS cyber reorganization

    The House Homeland Security Committee chairman is preparing to reintroduce legislation to reorganize the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber directorate, and he believes forces are aligning to get it passed.

  • Biometrics

    CBP reports advances in biometrics

    After years of searching and tech trials, Customs and Border Protection said it has found a way to make a biometric entry/exit system work with airlines and airports.

  • Is agile the answer to government's IT skills deficit?

    Steve Kelman argues that DevOps deliverables are easier to evaluate, especially when the evaluators lack technical expertise of their own.