• People
    Stock photo ID: 690212074 By Michael Candelori

    Trump names new ethics chief

    The Trump administration has nominated Emory Rounds to head the Office of Government Ethics. 02/08/2018

  • Telecom
    Stock photo ID: 658810513 By asharkyu

    EIS vendors show progress on testing

    Major carriers on the government's $50 billion telecommunications contract are advancing on required systems testing. 02/08/2018

  • Oversight
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    DHS reauthorization remains a heavy lift in Senate

    A Senate hearing on reauthorizing the Department of Homeland Security made some headway, but long-running jurisdictional disputes threatened to once again derail the process. 02/07/2018

  • Oversight
    Shutterstock image ID: 569172169 By Zenzen

    DHS lags in classifying cyber positions

    Despite legislation, the Department of Homeland Security hasn't taken steps to make it easier to monitor progress in building and managing a cybersecurity workforce. 02/07/2018

  • Cybersecurity
    Shutterstock image By Pasko Maksim Stock vector ID: 591206291

    Lawmakers probe bug bounty payouts

    At a Senate hearing, cybersecurity firms defended the practice of paying bug bounties and pointed to regulatory gaps that hinder legitimate security research. 02/07/2018

  • IT Modernization
    Eisenhower Executive Office Building (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

    OMB's user guide to the MGT Act

    The Office of Management and Budget is working on a rules-of-the-road document to cover how agencies can seek and use funds under the MGT Act. 02/06/2018

  • Cybersecurity
    computer hack (MARCUSZ2527/Shutterstock.com)

    Feds warn on ransomware threat to schools

    The FBI's cyber unit and the Department of Education cautioned schools nationwide of growing ransomware threat. 02/06/2018

  • Homeland Security
    Rep. Michael McCaul shutterstock.com

    McCaul calls on the Senate to act on cyber bills

    House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) urged the Senate to move on restoring the State Department's cyber office and reorganizing DHS' National Protection and Programs Directorate. 02/05/2018

  • Workforce
    employee data (kentoh/Shutterstock.com)

    IT hiring fair offers early successes

    Federal agencies are seeing an early yield from their participation in a first-of-its-kind governmentwide federal IT hiring fair in November. 02/05/2018

  • Analysis
    Shutterstock image (by Mascha Tace): business contract competition, just out of reach.

    Alliant 2 Small Business bogged down by size standard appeals

    Because of an unusual volume of complaints, it appears that Alliant 2 Small Business won't be open for business any time soon. 02/01/2018

  • Information Security
    Image of Classified Key

    Will feds get to read the Nunes memo?

    A move by Republicans to publicly release a classified memo could have unintended consequences for federal employees. 02/01/2018

  • Procurement
    Shutterstock image (by retrorocket): Cutting red tape.

    Can DHS purchase innovation?

    At a reverse industry day, representatives from DHS and industry discussed what's keeping government from innovating. 01/31/2018

  • Oversight
    Shutterstock image (by 4zevar): magnifier and paper document.

    IG: DHS isn't tracking problem contractors

    DHS needs a better system to track barred and suspended contractors, according to a new report from the agency's watchdog. 01/31/2018

  • Management
    USDA CIO Gary Washington

    USDA plans to centralize CIO role

    The Department of Agriculture is looking to consolidate internal operations and get help from outside agency walls to carry out its modernization plans. 01/31/2018

  • Congress
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) / Photo: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

    Oversight Chairman Gowdy won't seek reelection

    After a short stint holding the House Oversight and Government Reform gavel, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) announced plans to leave Congress. 01/31/2018

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