Asked to examine cloud service agreements, GAO found room for improvement but said that overall, agencies are covering their bases.
Lawmakers quizzed the head of DHS' Science and Technology Directorate on the proposed $469.9 million R&D budget.
The sharp decline reflects a concerted effort by the Obama administration to tighten the background-check process.
Alan Balutis argues that the next administration must be bold in modernizing the management agenda.
Senior officials at GAO and OMB agree that clear governance will make or break Data Act reporting, and that guidance will take shape in the next few weeks.
Defense Department has plans for cooperating with civil authorities for myriad security situations, but lacks specific guidance when it comes to cyber incidents according to a government watchdog.
State Department official Chris Painter backs capacity building to sustain the progress made on the administration's International Strategy for Cyberspace.
Security leaders said the upcoming federal CISO should be willing to collaborate, build on the ideas they've been brewing and give them greater influence in federal circles.
An Inspector General audit identified three IT controls deficiencies within the Transportation Security Administration, which potentially compromise the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the agency’s financial and operational data.
One challenge the Joint Service Provider has faced is simply getting IT personnel from across the National Capitol Region in the same place.
New government-wide acquisition vehicle would cover “all cloud computing services and cloud computing service-based solutions.”
Two prominent senators had asked the departments of Justice and Homeland Security about the spread of ransomware, which encrypts a computer user’s data until hackers are paid off, usually in the form of a difficult-to-trace crypto-currency.
Consolidating data centers to save money has been a signature initiative of Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen, but the DOD inspector general says the department is lagging.
The White House is preparing to send Congress more details on its plan for a revolving $3.1 billion IT modernization fund after the House Budget Committee failed to include the measure in the 2017 budget resolution.
Ethics violations could await agency leaders who see the movie on a vendor's dime.
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