• People
    Chris Krebs NPPD undersecretary

    Christopher Krebs picked to lead NPPD

    The current acting undersecretary brings both federal and private sector cybersecurity expertise to a position that is becoming increasingly important to the DHS mission. 02/08/2018

  • Oversight
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    DHS reauthorization remains a heavy lift in Senate

    A Senate hearing on reauthorizing the Department of Homeland Security made some headway, but long-running jurisdictional disputes threatened to once again derail the process. 02/07/2018

  • Congress
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), shown here on C-SPAN on Feb. 7, 2018

    Senate leaders strike two-year budget deal

    Senate leaders struck a budget deal Feb. 7, paving the way for a spending bill to avert another shutdown. 02/07/2018

  • Oversight
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    DHS lags in classifying cyber positions

    Despite legislation, the Department of Homeland Security hasn't taken steps to make it easier to monitor progress in building and managing a cybersecurity workforce. 02/07/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    Lawmakers probe bug bounty payouts

    At a Senate hearing, cybersecurity firms defended the practice of paying bug bounties and pointed to regulatory gaps that hinder legitimate security research. 02/07/2018

  • Cybersecurity
    worldmap cyber shutterstock

    Trump administration announces new cyber office at State

    The announcement, made in the middle of a House hearing examining the State Department's decision to downgrade its cyber office last year, could leave the Cyber Diplomacy Act in limbo. 02/06/2018

  • IT Modernization
    Eisenhower Executive Office Building (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

    OMB's user guide to the MGT Act

    The Office of Management and Budget is working on a rules-of-the-road document to cover how agencies can seek and use funds under the MGT Act. 02/06/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    Feds warn on ransomware threat to schools

    The FBI's cyber unit and the Department of Education cautioned schools nationwide of growing ransomware threat. 02/06/2018

  • Budget
    U.S. Capitol (Photo by Orhan Cam / Shutterstock)

    New stopgap funding bill faces Senate opposition

    A House plan to keep the government open past Feb. 8 faces an uphill climb in the Senate. 02/06/2018

  • global network (Pushish Images/Shutterstock.com)

    As others see us -- a few surprises

    A recent dinner with civil servants from Asia delivered some interesting insights, Steve Kelman writes. 02/05/2018

  • FCW Perspectives
    cloud (Singkham/Shutterstock.com)

    A smarter approach to cloud

    Advances in cloud technology are shifting the focus toward choosing the right tool for the job and crafting solutions that truly modernize systems. 02/05/2018

  • Homeland Security
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    McCaul calls on the Senate to act on cyber bills

    House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) urged the Senate to move on restoring the State Department's cyber office and reorganizing DHS' National Protection and Programs Directorate. 02/05/2018

  • Workforce
    employee data (kentoh/Shutterstock.com)

    IT hiring fair offers early successes

    Federal agencies are seeing an early yield from their participation in a first-of-its-kind governmentwide federal IT hiring fair in November. 02/05/2018

  • Congress
    U.S. Capitol (Photo by M DOGAN / Shutterstock)

    Is another shutdown coming?

    Congress is facing another appropriations deadline Feb. 8, and a fifth stopgap funding bill is likely necessary, assuming it can pass. 02/04/2018

  • Comment
    Shutterstock image (by a-image): connected devices around the world.

    Security for the exploding Internet of Things ecosystem

    A multilayered approach is needed to protect new mission-focused endpoints from botnets, spyware, insider threats and DDoS attacks. 02/02/2018

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  • agile development (Kalakruthi/Shutterstock.com)

    Striking a blow for agile with DOD weapons systems

    If the Defense Department truly embraces agile, Steve Kelman argues, it would be a critical and much-needed tipping point for government innovation. 04/18/2018

  • Comment
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    In defense of DMARC

    Clearing up some common misunderstandings about email authentication. 04/16/2018

  • App-level approach to mobile management

    When the U.S. is a tech laggard

    While the United States dominates many areas of IT, Steve Kelman notes that the hotspots for certain sectors are clearly clustered elsewhere. 04/10/2018