Many of the proposals to fix election security would likely have limited effect in the short term.
The Department of Homeland Security is looking for an unclassified source of information about potential cybersecurity risks in the IT supply chain.
The critical infrastructure cyber protection directorate will likely spin out more than half a billion in procurements through various components.
Christopher Krebs, Homeland Security’s undersecretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, said that while Russia stole voter data during the 2016 election, vote tallies were not hacked.
BSA/The Software Alliance supports a move in Congress to limit use of "lowest price technically acceptable" standards in federal IT contracting.
Former officials say a bipartisan movement to support the use of statistical evidence in government policymaking isn't advancing under the Trump administration despite big-name legislative backing.
The independent federal regulatory commission responsible for overseeing interstate transmission of electricity now requires electrical providers to report attempted hacks of their systems, not just successful ones.
A Senate panel advanced three nominees to serve on the Merit Systems Protection Board, a step towards ending the board's longest-ever period without a quorum.
A year and a half into the Trump administration, Schneider can remove the “acting” label from his job title.
A House-passed appropriations bill eliminates $380 million in grants to states to support election security, despite efforts by some Democrats to maintain the funding.
Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) introduced legislation designed to give the Department of Homeland Security more flexibility to implement and share a key cybersecurity program with partner agencies.
A planned National Background Investigative Bureau pilot program taps contractor hiring data to speed clearance checks.
A survey of federal acquisition specialists from the Professional Services Council found positive views of the workforce and communication efforts.
A provision in the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act would bring significant benefits to DOD IT acquisition.
A new trade group, the Better Identity Coalition, wants government to assume a stronger role in validating online identity.
Steven Dillingham, director of the Office of Strategic Information, Research, and Planning at the Peace Corps, was nominated to lead the Census Bureau through 2021.
Democrats in the Senate are reluctant to support the Trump administration's reorganization plan before OMB provides the underlying analysis used to justify claims it would lead to smoother governance.
A federal appeals court has overturned a decision that granted private industry organizations control over the use and publication of technical standards they developed after such standards have been incorporated into U.S. law.
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It has long been assumed that empowering employees can boost an organization's performance, Steve Kelman notes, but new research finally delivers the data to prove it.
The latest rankings find agencies' scores flat -- and still far behind commercial averages.
Agencies must rethink their security as both the logical and physical attack surfaces expand.
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