• Cyberattack, financial services

    DHS opens up infrastructure protection program

    DHS wants innovators to help address cybersecurity in the financial sector. 11/29/2016

  • Comment
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    How to close the cybersecurity talent gap

    By analyzing data on workforce needs and hiring efforts, agencies can take the lead in the race to recruit and retain cybersecurity professionals. 11/29/2016

  • Law Enforcement
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    DOJ defends new cyber snooping regulations

    The Justice Department said changes to criminal rules will help catch pedophiles and cybercriminals, but privacy advocates say the rules are a dangerous expansion of government hacking powers. 11/28/2016

  • Space

    FAA should examine near-space vehicles, GAO says

    GAO has told the FAA to take a look at how it might regulate near-space vehicles as commercialization of the last frontier continues. 11/28/2016

  • National Archives and Records Administration

    NARA names new FOIA ombudsman

    Alina Semo, a veteran litigator at the National Archives and the Justice Department, will take over as director of the Office of Government Information Services. 11/28/2016

  • Contracting
    Shutterstock image (by 4zevar): magnifier and paper document.

    Is GSA doing enough about contractor tax-delinquents?

    A House committee wants the General Services Administration to ensure that its primary contractor database contains accurate information on companies that are delinquent on their taxes. 11/28/2016

  • Transcom

    U.S. Transcom looks to make cloud less risky

    The United States Transportation Command is seeking industry and academic partners to study the risks and rewards of moving to the cloud. 11/28/2016

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    Donald Trump's management agenda

    The president-elect has hinted at his management priorities. Alan Balutis pulls all those clues into one place. 11/28/2016

  • 2017 Federal 100 Awards
    Fed 100 - Submit your Nomination

    Don't delay! Federal 100 nominations are due Dec. 23.

    Great work in federal IT should be celebrated. Make sure the individuals behind it get the recognition they deserve. 11/22/2016

  • Workforce
    stylized professionals

    OPM freezes SES hiring

    The Office of Personnel Management has put a hiring freeze on most Senior Executive Service positions to take effect Dec. 7, the same day President Obama has asked political appointees to hand in their resignations. 11/22/2016

  • Cybersecurity
    Admiral Michael Rogers speaking at George Washington University on May 11, 2015.

    NSA chief in the crosshairs

    Top defense and intelligence officials are pushing for the removal of the head of the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command in what appears to be a last-minute bid to split the two entities. 11/22/2016

  • Law Enforcement
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    DOJ gets new legal tool to go after botnets

    A procedural shift makes it easier for federal law enforcement to investigate attacks that use devices scattered across the country. 11/22/2016

  • Innovation
    Shutterstock image (by Makkuro GL): crowdsourcing innovation.

    PIF program looks for 2017 fellows

    The Presidential Innovation Fellows program, one of President Barack Obama's digital service initiatives, is taking applications for yearlong stints starting in spring 2017. 11/22/2016

  • Management
    cio feature

    What CIOs should do next

    A wide-ranging discussion by public- and private-sector IT leaders revealed key drivers for achieving positive mission outcomes. 11/22/2016

  • Exec Tech

    ID management without the Big Brother baggage

    The government has been trying for years to balance privacy, convenience and security for agencies' online customers. Can the latest efforts finally get traction? 11/22/2016