People and aging IT are enduring security risks -- but efforts are underway to better address both at federal agencies.
DHS Inspector General John Roth took a hard line on USCIS's lagging immigration benefits processing system in an audit that covered an 11-year cycle of IT shortcomings and agency resistance to independent examinations.
With telework and BYOD on the rise, NIST is updating its guidelines from 2009 to address how organizations and individuals can protect themselves from cyberattacks.
Federal CIO Tony Scott favors strong encryption, but sees a place for "narrow exceptions" for law enforcement.
LaVerne H. Council, the top tech official at the Department of Veterans Affairs, explains how the Office of Information and Technology is modernizing culture, processes and capabilities to create a a world-class, customer-focused and veteran-centered service organization.
The personnel agency asked lawmakers to approve funding for cybersecurity work and an IT modernization process that will take years.
The Energy Efficient Government Technology Act would re-baseline data center efficiency standards and require OMB to coordinate with agencies on energy saving technology.
The National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee at DHS wants the new federal chief information security officer to drive policy and have real visibility across agencies.
CTO Megan Smith and USDS Director Haley Van Dyck tried to sell techies at the South by Southwest Interactive conference on public service careers.
Teams of techies will bring new acquisition models to seven agencies as part of the Digital Acquisitions Pilot.
The advice in a 15-year-old Government Accountability Office report is remarkably relevant to the CIO's role in the FITARA era.
The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee is hopeful that his bi-partisan three-page encryption bill text will be released next week.
President Obama's recently announced Commission for Enhancing National Cybersecurity has ambitions to produce an actionable framework that will carry over to the next administration and seeks to invigorate a younger, more diverse cybersecurity workforce pipeline.
Report to Congress reveals the department has given some workers special accounts that bypass DHS data access control policies.
A DOD oversight report, released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from FCW and other outlets, sheds light on the complications that arise when the military puts its drones to use domestically.
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