• Cybersecurity
    Jeh Johnson

    More states tap DHS for help with voting security

    DHS fields almost two dozen requests from states for cybersecurity services to help protect voter systems, as Capitol Hill leaders from both parties oppose critical infrastructure designation. 10/03/2016

  • Sean Kelley, president of GITECH

    GITEC heads to Annapolis

    After years in Baltimore, the Government Information Technology Council's annual conference is changing venues as the organization retools for the future with a new leader. 10/03/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Standards group releases guidelines on cyber information sharing

    The Information Sharing and Analysis Organization Standards Organization has published initial guidelines on the establishment of ISAOs to promote private sector cybersecurity information sharing. 09/30/2016

  • Workforce
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    'Burrowing in' oversight needs improvement

    Agencies say OPM's policy requiring agencies to seek approval to move political appointees to career posts is confusing, and OPM does not identify all cases. 09/30/2016

  • Defense
    USAF Gen. John Hyten

    Senate confirms new head of Strategic Command

    The Senate has confirmed Air Force Gen. John Hyten as the new commander of U.S. Strategic Command, which oversees Cyber Command. 09/30/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    House panel praises cybersecurity teamwork

    The House Energy & Commerce Committee staff didn't wait for a report on FDA's cyber vulnerabilities to be completed to before it let the agency know there was a big potential problem. 09/30/2016

  • Oversight
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    Watchdog: Most agencies have incomplete IT inventories

    GAO said most big federal agencies do not have complete inventories of their IT assets, which means they are missing opportunities to identify savings, creating security risks and not complying with FITARA. 09/30/2016

  • People
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    Exit interview with Anne Rung

    The government's departing top acquisition official said she leaves behind a solid foundation on which to build more effective and efficient federal IT. 09/30/2016

  • Insider Threat
    Charles Phalen

    Administration appoints first head of NBIB

    The National Background Investigations Bureau announced the appointment of its first director as the agency prepares to take over processing government background checks. 09/29/2016

  • Open Data
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    GSA unveils Data Federation portal

    GSA wants new U.S. Data Federation to become source and inspiration for more open data across government. 09/29/2016

  • Workforce
    Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.)

    Senator: Rigid hiring process pushes millennials from federal work

    Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said agencies are missing out on younger workers because of the government's rigidity, particularly its protracted hiring process. 09/29/2016

  • DOD IG Glenn Fine

    Obama nominates new DOD IG

    President Barack Obama has nominated acting Defense Department Inspector General Glenn Fine to be the permanent IG. 09/29/2016

  • FedRAMP
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    Microsoft is first through FedRAMP Accelerated

    The first cloud security provider to complete the accelerated route through GSA's cloud security authorization program took 15 weeks. 09/29/2016

  • Open Data
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    Treasury mulls open identifier system

    The Treasury Department is working on a Legal Entity Identifier system to link financial institutions, but officials say its government-wide adoption would require assurances of open, free and high-quality data available on a non-discriminatory basis. 09/28/2016

  • Privacy
    R. David Edelman - White House technology adviser

    US and EU seek to bridge data privacy gaps

    The U.S. and the European Union have spent years trying to come to agreement over questions of privacy, security and commerce in cyberspace -- and challenges remain. 09/28/2016