Government proposals to weaken encryption and expand hacking authorities are cut from the same cloth of uninformed or ill-considered policymaking in response to security threats, according to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).
A GAO report recommends that the IRS improve its performance measurement and reporting practices for $2.7 billion worth of IT investments.
FDIC has significant room for improvement in software patching and reauthorizing user access to its systems, according to GAO.
Despite GSA’s efforts to accelerate the FedRAMP approval process, the lack of agency reciprocity puts the program’s central goals at risk.
The Department of Health and Human Services is weighing what kind of disclosures should follow a ransomware attack that involves health records. Two lawmakers urge a light touch.
Hacks, tight budgets and oversight are driving a governmentwide push to shared services.
The Texas techie told C-SPAN he thinks modernizing legacy systems is a critical issue, but he isn’t supporting the Obama administration’s $3.1 billion IT modernization fund.
Experts tell lawmakers that alternative approaches are needed -- including a less-visible government footprint.
After hearing testimony from the farm data industry, lawmakers might push the FAA to relax line-of-sight rules for drone operators.
The Inspector General Empowerment Act would ensure that federal IGs can gain access to all the agency information they request in the course of an investigation.
Military officials told the House Armed Services Committee that the hacking campaign against Islamic State has been a good testing ground for U.S. Cyber Command's ability to support combatant commands.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee asked GAO to scrutinize acquisition practices, the U.S. Digital Service's work priorities and the implementation of FITARA's CIO authorities.
The agency's top financial officer said shared services have helped the department achieve clean audits, and more of its component agencies will be making the switch in the next five years.
A group of companies that includes Google and PayPal told Congress it is hard to imagine that a proposed federal rule change does not violate the Fourth Amendment.
According to a new report, federal agencies that store critical data are not fully prepared for the ongoing uptick in attacks on IT systems.
In the latest issue: grid security, agile development, BYOD and more!
Get the full issue
8609 Westwood Center Drive, Suite 500Vienna, VA 22182-2215 703-876-5100
© 1996-2013 1105 Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only.To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to colleagues, clients or customers, visit: www.1105Reprints.com