• GSA seeks smart card-as-a-service

    The General Services Administration is looking for a solution that provides HSPD-12-compliant, governmentwide, contractor-managed services for the USAccess Program.

  • Congress

    National labs' FITARA exemption nixed in Senate funding bill

    The Senate bill appropriating fiscal 2017 funds for the Energy Department does not renew a controversial provision that exempted the national labs from Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act rules.

  • Opinion

    Durable cost savings in government IT

    Excess IT spending represents a major cost cutting opportunity for the federal government. To make this happen, government IT leaders must adopt a new model that aligns and shares resources across department lines.

  • Health IT

    FDA's cyber guidance gets key congressman's support

    Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) is backing the Food and Drug Administration's proposed cybersecurity guidance for medical device manufacturers.

  • Big Data

    Why big data needs a soul

    The technologies that handle big datasets generated by federal agencies are adequate, but federal agencies have to plumb the depths of data's soul to make it useful.

  • Cloud

    Pentagon CIO: U.K. a model on cloud adoption

    The British government hosts commercial cloud services within government facilities. That's "the right way for us to go," says Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen.

  • Defense

    Can the Pentagon keep up with rivals in tech?

    Leading Defense Department officials warned lawmakers that global rivals could be outpacing the U.S. when it comes to accelerating military technology development.

  • Workforce

    Teamwork could lure women to cyber careers

    Emphasizing the collaborative nature of cybersecurity work may prove a key lure to draw women into the male-dominated profession, according to one study.

  • Information Management

    Can the Fed do a better job protecting embargoed economic data?

    An IG audit suggested ways the Fed could better safeguard economic data shared with reporters in special agency "lockup rooms."

  • Congress

    Key IT bills show signs of strength in Congress

    Two key IT modernization bills could move in Congress, despite the compressed legislative calendar and the politically charged election year.

  • Gonzalez to step up as EPA CTO

    Robin Gonzalez will replace Greg Godbout as the Environmental Protection Agency's chief technology officer, according to an internal email message obtained by FCW.

  • Mobility

    DISA claims progress in classified mobile

    A year-old program to deploy mobile devices that can access classified information has gained steam, said Jack Wilmer, a Defense Information Systems Agency official.