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  • Congress
    Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.)

    New bill seeks to preempt state encryption rules

    Two lawmakers want to head off efforts by states to write their own rules when it comes to encryption and law enforcement. 02/10/2016

  • People
    Fed 100 logo

    Congratulations to the 2016 Federal 100

    Looking for success stories and exceptional change in federal IT? Meet the women and men who are making it happen. 02/08/2016

  • Stan Soloway of the Professional Services Council.

    Former PSC head launches consultancy

    After 15 years at the Professional Services Council, Stan Soloway is striking out on his own. 02/08/2016

  • Congress
    Beth Cobert testifying before HSGAC Feb 4 2016

    OPM hack looms over Cobert confirmation hearing

    Acting OPM Director Beth Cobert said she is committed to working with Congress on modernizing IT, but lawmakers raised concerns about the agency's apparent inability to turn over requested documents. 02/04/2016

  • Brand Niemann, early data scientist, dead at 74

    Longtime EPA official also championed open standards, founded the Federal Big Data Working Group. 02/04/2016

  • OMB DDM Beth Cobert, testifying before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Jan. 14, 2014

    Chaffetz subpoenas OPM's Cobert

    Demand for more documents on the 2015 data breach comes on the eve of the acting director's confirmation hearing. 02/03/2016

  • People
    Photo courtesy: Office of Personnel Management

    OPM IG McFarland to step down

    Patrick McFarland, the longest-serving Inspector General in government, will resign this month after monitoring OPM for two-and-a-half decades. 02/02/2016

  • People

    Soltani exits White House after clearance denial

    Ashkan Soltani is stepping down from his post as senior adviser to White House CTO Megan Smith after failing to obtain a security clearance. 01/29/2016

  • Congress
    Photo credit: Aisha Chowdhry, FCW

    Congress needs to catch up on cybersecurity issues

    The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee said Congress is lagging on issues such as encryption and securing energy grids from cyberattacks. 01/28/2016

  • Cybersecurity
    Photo credit: Sean Lyngaas

    McCaul adviser sees digital security commission launching soon

    Legislation to establish a commission on encryption and other security issues "is going to happen," said Col. Andrea Thompson, a national security adviser to the House Homeland Security Committee. 01/14/2016

  • Workforce
    Wikimedia image: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) logo.

    FBI seeks CIO

    Whoever takes the gig will be called on to carry the FBI forward in an era of cloud computing and data center consolidation. 01/13/2016

  • Cybersecurity
    Jeb Bush. Photo from campaign website.

    Jeb Bush plans to hold government IT managers accountable

    In an op-ed for Business Insider, the GOP presidential candidate called for "the federal government must put its own house in order, prioritizing to reflect the urgency and importance of protecting key databases and communications." 01/12/2016

  • Social Media

    White House joins Snapchat

    The most social media-savvy U.S. president in history joined video messenger app Snapchat, but is not yet down with Peach. 01/11/2016

  • DNI announces CTIIC leadership

    Tonya Ugoretz, a career FBI analyst, and Maurice Bland, a retired Army colonel, will lead the nascent Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center. 01/07/2016

  • Alan Balutis (background) presents Anne Armstrong with the CES Government 2016 Technology Leadership Award (Photo: Arias Interactive)

    Armstrong, Soloway honored at CES

    The CES Government Technology Leadership Award recognizes long-term contributions to public-sector IT. 01/06/2016

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