Today's top stories, quick hits and other observations from FCW's reporters and editors.
Hurricane Florence is a proving ground for the DOE's new Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response.
The service is rebranding and changing its acquisition structure to reflect new statutory authorities and its agile approach to development.
Quantum computing could upend current cryptography standards, and experts are urging government to take an interest in the technology as it develops.
Federal employee unions weren't invited as private sector and federal HR leaders gathered in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building to talk about automation and retraining.
The House Homeland Security Committee is expected to advance a series of bills that will impact DHS operations and infrastructure.
There's momentum in the public and private sectors behind an idea to expand government's role in validating digital identities.
Congressional advocates for legislation on voting security said the Trump order was welcome but didn't go far enough.
A 2017 cybersecurity directive is providing DHS with a flood of data on hackers attempting to penetrate federal systems through fake emails, but thus far the agency has not articulated a plan for using the information.
The Intelligence Community's use of a common desktop put some applications at risk, a top ODNI tech official said, and a reference architecture approach could prove more accommodating.
Federal CIO Suzette Kent said she will talk about federal technology workforce needs at a White House session.
Students drawn to digital government are bringing desperately needed skills (and enthusiasm) to agencies that are willing to engage, Steve Kelman writes.
A group of 182 lawmakers are opposing President Trump's plan to freeze pay for civilian federal employees.
The $2 billion "AI Next" campaign aims to transform computers from specialized tools to partners with contextual reasoning capabilities.
A new blanket purchasing agreement aligns GSA and Air Force in a "strategic partnership" on IT hardware and products under blanket purchase agreement.
The federal government's central cyber incident response agency played a minor role in the wake of the Equifax breach, while agencies wondered who was in charge.
The prolific Russian hacker accused of participating in the largest theft of customer data from an American financial institution has been arrested, extradited and will face trial in the United States.
Agencies have no shortage of mandates and top-down guidance, but true risk management starts elsewhere.
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IT security and HR shops must align their policies and activities to tackle the threat of data exfiltration.
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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