The 10 recently named federal category managers are meeting with industry and each other to hone buying oversight strategies.
Rep. Will Hurd told FCW he is concerned that the government is telling a private company how to build its software, and that strong encryption is good for the nation's security.
Ten newly-named managers will wrangle specific procurement categories.
Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) is blocking Beth Cobert's nomination to lead the Office of Personnel Management because of unanswered questions about how Congress is covered by the Affordable Care Act.
The Virginia Democrat looking to give federal employees an almost 4 percent base pay bump, plus a hike in locality pay.
In a letter to the FBI director, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) argued that forcing Apple to unlock the San Bernardino shooter's phone could have adverse Internet security consequences.
The latest version of the Einstein intrusion and detection system would not have saved OPM from a massive hack. But Phyllis Schneck, the Department of Homeland Security's top cybersecurity official, told FCW she still has big plans for the multibillion-dollar program.
Departing OPM CIO Donna Seymour had been under intense pressure to deliver on crucial IT projects in the wake of the hack of OPM that exposed the personal data of at least 22 million Americans.
Art Gonzalez, deputy CIO for Service, Delivery, and Engineering at the Department of Veterans Affairs plans to leave his position on March 5.
Danny Harris will leave his job as CIO of the Department of Education after 32 years of federal service.
In an exclusive interview with FCW, Ann Barron-DiCamillo talked encryption, the OPM hack and her legacy as director of the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team.
Agencies are able to put business value on their IT operations, but without younger tech experts, that might not mean much.
The dialogue between Terry Halvorsen and his advisers on how much control of IT services they want to cede to the military branches and how much they want to retain continues to this day.
A presidential commission aimed at sizing up the nation's cybersecurity is getting a leader with government background and a vice chairman from industry.
Darren Ash, the longtime CIO of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, is departing for the top tech job at the USDA's Farm Service Bureau.
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