Officials from the Department of Homeland Security told a congressional committee that they would support additional authorities to better emphasize security in technology supply chain management throughout the federal government.
Election system security issues are still critical, but 2018 election infrastructure threats aren't as "robust" as in 2016, a top official told Congress.
In a new report, the chief of the Information Security Oversight Office warns that the system by which critical security information is created, classified and shared is overburdened by a reliance on paper, legacy policies and incompatible tech.
At a Senate hearing, lawmakers expressed frustration about delays in notifying government about the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, and they want to see a change industry's approach after discovering flaws.
Dana Deasy set cloud as his office's top priority. But when it comes to the JEDI request for proposal, he's directed staff to "pause" to compile a comprehensive review.
Attention and criticism have focused on the proposed org-chart changes, Alan Balutis notes, but the real opportunities lie elsewhere.
The long-time chief of the General Services Administration's IT security program retired at the end of June to move halfway around the world.
The Justice Department acknowledged that a news release connecting a loan fraud case with the massive data theft of employee data at OPM was "premature."
As the U.S. looks to go on the offense in the cyber domain, critical questions remain unanswered around who will take the lead and how clearly to draw the rules of engagement.
A prototype aims to provide an "integrated case management solution" as a shared service for investigative users.
The strategy emphasizes the need for culture shift, formalized development processes and innovation to modernize legacy defense systems.
The General Services Administration wants to fill a senior executive position that provides strategic vision for its Telecommunications Services program.
The White House wants to make the current temporary head of DHS' science and technology directorate its official leader.
The White House rolled out procedures it requires agencies to use to implement three executive orders aimed at performance improvement, dismissal of problem employees and managing unions.
Three senior Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee want the Environmental Protection Agency to get a better handle on its contractor workforce.
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IT security and HR shops must align their policies and activities to tackle the threat of data exfiltration.
Students drawn to digital government are bringing desperately needed skills (and enthusiasm) to agencies that are willing to engage, Steve Kelman writes.
Modern use of BPR can create cost savings by focusing on problem definition and clarity of roles and responsibilities vs. people's individual performance -- not by targeting budget or staff cuts.
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