FEMA's strategic plan announced earlier this month also asks state and local governments to provide more support.
Internet of Things
The Consumer Product Safety Commission plans to focus on physical hazards in an upcoming meeting on the safety of the internet of things.
As some nations unify their cybersecurity operations, there are calls for a similar effort to create a single agency for civilian cyber authorities in the U.S.
Two lawmakers are looking for more information from the executive director of the Linux Foundation about the challenges surrounding the security of open-source software.
Leidos CEO Roger Krone is looking outside the Washington metro area for engineering and software hires.
The founding leader of the Pentagon's digital service team and a key leader of the Cloud Executive Steering Group is sticking around for a third year.
The law is supposed to prevent acting officials taking on Senate-confirmed roles indefinitely, but the statutory language is vague and enforcement is uneven.
The federal government is pushing to modernize its IT infrastructure of several fronts, but agencies are still struggling with conflicting goals, like cloud adoption, telework policies and Trusted Internet Connection compliance.
Agencies will have a year to identify high-value positions, investigate the root causes of any talent shortage and develop action plans before they start reporting annually to OPM.
Technology remains a part of the border security balance, but "walls work and agents know it," CBP's Ronald Vitiello said.
The Pentagon and industry base aren't on the same wavelength when it comes to acquisition reform and readiness, says the DOD's No. 2 official.
The multi-agency team behind an effort to create a joint radar system and free up spectrum for commercial use is seeking more feedback.
The Department of Veterans Affairs looked set to ink a $10 billion deal for new health record software system. Then the secretary got fired.
Data and Analytics
For the millions who seek a U.S. visa every year, giving up social media information and history may become a required step.
"We're embarking on the largest transformation in the world," federal CIO Suzette Kent said. "Women are more effective collaborators, and what you deliver is actually better."