The Office of Personnel Management found that HR officials say special hiring authorities are used differently across agencies, and some may be unknown to hiring managers.
A task force from the Army cyber protection teams face off against industrial control systems in a week-long cyber training exercise.
A series of well-intended cloud initiatives have left agencies with unforeseen security challenges, but overcoming them is not hard if you know where to look.
Reports that the Trump administration has rescinded an Obama-era directive guiding the use of offensive cyber operations has cybersecurity experts pondering what, if anything, has replaced it.
As OMB readies its Cloud Smart strategy, a key government executive shares four keys to successful cloud migrations.
A new report from the GAO flags multiple holes in the way OPM collects for employee misconduct. OPM thinks GAO doesn’t understand the law.
With Kay Ely's coming departure, longtime federal IT presence Bill Zielinski is taking over as assistant commissioner of the IT category at the Federal Acquisition Service.
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.
Thirty-six students from across the country spent the summer tackling tech challenges that ranged from data transparency to website redesign to machine learning.
Vice President Mike Pence announced the Defense Department’s plan to create the military’s sixth branch.
The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental is no longer experimental, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced.
Despite legislation, other congressional pressures and a presidential executive order aimed at expanding the authorities of CIOs, most agencies still lack policies to make those requirements a reality.
National Background Investigations Bureau Director Charles Phalen discusses the Trump administration's plan to move the organization under the Defense Department.
The GAO director of information technology issues is leaving government after 16 years. On his way out the door, Dave Powner details how far govtech has come in the past two decades and flags the most critical issues he sees facing federal IT leaders.
Steve Kelman believes a lighter touch and a bit more trust could transform today's compliance culture.
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Students drawn to digital government are bringing desperately needed skills (and enthusiasm) to agencies that are willing to engage, Steve Kelman writes.
CIOs should consider infrastructure improvements to make sure agencies get the most out of IT modernization.
IT security and HR shops must align their policies and activities to tackle the threat of data exfiltration.
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