A House panel is probing 29 DHS senior officials, including Secretary Jeh Johnson, for allegedly violating a department-wide ban on personal email access at work.
Doug Wolfe, credited with executing on the CIA's move to the cloud, takes another senior role at the agency. John Edwards is his replacement as CIO.
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 White House had said Obama would not weigh in on the Apple case, but he spoke at length on the issue of encryption in the first visit by a sitting president to the South by Southwest festival.
In a recent interview, NSS Labs CEO Vikram Phatak discussed a range of topics, including Apple vs. FBI and the lack of operational experience among U.S. government hackers.
The presidential call to action will likely skirt encryption and hiring and instead ask techies to dip into government on a short-term basis.
Veteran IT planner Bill Zielinski will direct category management solutions for GSA's IT acquisition services as the agency moves closer to its category-focused goals.
The Office of Information and Technology at the Department of Veterans' Affairs is undergoing a series of leadership changes, according to a March 7 memo obtained by FCW.
DOD has its own "red teams" that probe sensitive defense networks for vulnerabilities, but the Hack the Pentagon initiative goes a significant step further by inviting private-sector hackers to get out their digital scalpels.
The court order is a dangerous effort to compel speech in the form of writing software code, said Richard Clarke, a former White House counterterrorism adviser.
The current and former heads of 18F agree that when it comes to digital services, the tech is often secondary at best.
Lawmakers are unsure whether the $3.1 billion plan to fund a rolling governmentwide tech refresh is a good bet.
David J. Berteau, DOD's assistant secretary for logistics and materiel readiness, will succeed Stan Soloway as head of the Professional Services Council.
The 10 recently named federal category managers are meeting with industry and each other to hone buying oversight strategies.
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