• Transition

    Trump's pick for Commerce talks tech

    Wilbur Ross, the Department of Commerce secretary-designate, discussed IT-intensive components of Commerce -- including cybersecurity, spectrum allocation, broadband accessibility and Census operations -- at his Senate confirmation hearing.

  • National Security

    Obama wraps up security clearance reforms

    In a last-minute executive order, President Obama institutes structural reforms to the security clearance process designed to create a more unified system across government agencies.

  • Cybersecurity

    House panel probes DHS scans of state election tech

    Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz wants the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general to look more deeply into reports of unauthorized scans of Georgia's network firewall.

  • Defense

    Secretary Carter says future is bright for DOD

    In his farewell remarks to Department of Defense personnel, Secretary Ash Carter said that the DOD is better and stronger than when he first set foot in the Pentagon 35 years ago.

  • Defense

    DOD official takes aim at interference from Congress

    Frank Kendall, the outgoing and possibly last undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, says congressional attempts to reform acquisition do more harm than good.

  • Comment

    How to foster an innovation culture in government

    To close the innovation gap between the public and private sector, governments must become applied learning systems that constantly adapt to change.

  • Congress

    Why Congress lags in tech

    Congress is failing to integrate advanced IT into its day to day operations and tight budgets, staff turnover and decentralization are just some of the reasons why.

  • VA watchdog seeks CIO

    The office of the inspector general for the Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to hire a deputy assistant IG for its management and administration division who will also have CIO responsibilities.

  • Contracting

    Acquisition gateway expands in 2016

    One of the General Services Administration's key category management efforts, the acquisition gateway, saw thousands visitors with IT contracts on their minds.

  • Transition

    Trump taps family friend as tech adviser

    President-elect Donald Trump named Reed Cordish as assistant to the president for intragovernmental and technology initiatives.

  • Cybersecurity

    Is a unified .gov network the way to go?

    The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity made 53 recommendations last year, but some experts are questioning the call to create a unified .gov network.

  • Congress

    House leaders back plan to authorize DHS

    The Department of Homeland Security hasn't been authorized by Congress since it was created in 2002, but a move to change that is gaining momentum in the House.