The group's recommendations should be a "down payment for the next administration," Lisa Monaco, Obama's top counterterrorism adviser, told the inaugural meeting of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.
Homeland Security IT managers want more flexible hiring that will allow it to develop a more robust cybersecurity and IT workforce.
House and Senate appropriations panels approved funding measures that essentially match administration requests for the Office of Information and Technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
With the majority of agency FITARA implementation plans approved and posted, the federal CIO said the process of reimagining federal IT management has gone more smoothly than expected.
A Senate roundtable examined the deficiencies of the USAJobs website and offered solutions to modernize the federal government's HR front door.
In comments on the proposed federal government open source policy, the Department of Homeland Security cautioned that the plan could lead to the introduction of compromised code.
Government auditors told Congress that the IRS systems continue to show significant information security weaknesses.
Federal CIO Tony Scott said getting new people -- and new roles -- into government as soon as possible is critical, and when it comes to cybersecurity, a range of disciplines is ideal.
As a new security clearance agency develops, OPM's background checkers are seeking automated tools to review a variety of web-accessible information sources.
The General Services Administration wants to keep pace with the evolving cybersecurity services market.
More than 40 companies have used GSA's new fast-track process to get a spot on the agency's massive multiple-award IT contract.
The Defense Department CIO also discussed cybersecurity scorecards, accreditation processes and DOD's upgrade to Windows 10.
The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate helped a small mobile security company join GSA’s largest, most widely used acquisition vehicle in just 35 days.
Limiting the impact of open source policy to a time- and scope-constrained pilot forgoes a unique and long-needed opportunity to modernize government, argues a leading open source advocate.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) will introduce legislation supporting an Obama administration plan to appropriate $3.1 billion for a capital fund to modernize outdated federal IT systems.
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