• Open Data
    Shutterstock image (by R.T. Wohlstadter): blue binary tunnel, fractal illustration.

    DATA Act deadline signals need for upgrades

    While most CFO Act agencies expect to hit the May deadline of the DATA Act, some agencies will need to change their accounting practices and upgrade their systems. 01/13/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    Shutterstock image: breached lock.

    What cyber can learn from counterterrorism

    The U.S. has to look at its experience in developing post-9/11 counterterrorism policies to inform efforts to formalize cybersecurity policies, says a senior official. 01/13/2017

  • Critical Read

    NTIA: The internet of things doesn't need new rules

    The National Telecommunications and Information Agency offers its take on how to foster the emerging technological ecosystem known as the internet of things. 01/13/2017

  • Acquisition
    FCW magazine

    What to make of the Alliant 2 protest rulings

    With the pre-award protests all resolved in GSA's favor, is the $50 billion IT services contract now bulletproof? 01/13/2017

  • Cloud
    Shutterstock image (by bestfoto77): cloud network security lock.

    Microsoft cloud gets Pentagon's top security rating

    Microsoft's Azure and Office 365 cloud offerings have earned a provisional authority to operate certification at Level 5, the highest security level for unclassified information. 01/13/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    Can government alone protect cyberspace?

    A former White House cyber specialist argues that government will be overwhelmed if it has to tackle threats alone. 01/12/2017

  • Digital Services
    US Digital Service

    Dickerson to Congress: USDS is delivering results

    The U.S. Digital Services' report to Congress details 2016 accomplishments across government. 01/12/2017

  • Defense
    James Mattis

    Cyber plays small role in cordial Mattis hearing

    The Senate panel reviewing the nomination of James Mattis, a retired Marine general, to head the Defense Department focused on strategic threats and agency priorities, including Russia, nuclear modernization, the Pentagon budget and to a small extent, cyber. 01/12/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    Shutterstock image: open lock.

    Why risk management is critical in cybersecurity

    The concept of cybersecurity as a risk management problem is taking root in corporate boardrooms as well as inside government agencies. 01/12/2017

  • Defense
    Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen (Photo: Michael Bonfigli)

    Outgoing DOD CIO says agility is key

    Terry Halvorsen is stepping down as DOD CIO at the end of February. He says the department must push ahead with cyber and IT reforms with an emphasis on developing greater agility. 01/12/2017

  • Transition
    Rudy Giuliani. (Photo credit: Albert H. Teich / Shutterstock, Inc.)

    Giuliani to head cybersecurity group within White House

    President-elect Donald Trump named former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to head a White House committee tasked with tackling cybersecurity challenges. 01/12/2017

  • Procurement

    FBOpen shuttered due to low usage

    The GSA site designed to acquaint entrepreneurs, innovators and small enterprises with opportunities in government contracting has been shuttered since the summer. 01/11/2017

  • Innovation
    Shutterstock / Pictofigo

    IARPA banks tech gains from prize programs

    Accuracy and innovation are spurred by opening up research more widely, according to a top intelligence tech research official. 01/11/2017

  • Defense
    Robert O. Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense.

    Deputy secretary to stick at Pentagon through transition

    Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work will stay on briefly as the senior Pentagon civilian to assist the incoming Trump administration, and officials say it will be business as usual at DOD until new appointees say otherwise. 01/11/2017

  • Management
    Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

    GSA wants more info on Trump's D.C. hotel plans

    On the heels of the president-elect's raucous Jan. 11 press conference, the General Services Administration wants more details on the future of the Trump Hotel doing business in a government building. 01/11/2017