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.
OPM IG Patrick McFarland said in a memo to Beth Cobert that under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, "any actions taken by you since the date of your nomination are void and may not be subsequently ratified."
CIA Director John Brennan said a terrorist attack on American soil is inevitable, the Paris attack resulted from a "failure of intelligence" and the growing threat of cyberwarfare is "the thing that keeps me up at night."
Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) welcomed the administration's cybersecurity budget and IT modernization efforts but said it is up to agencies to make the most of them.
Two lawmakers want to head off efforts by states to write their own rules when it comes to encryption and law enforcement.
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After 15 years at the Professional Services Council, Stan Soloway is striking out on his own.
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.
Longtime EPA official also championed open standards, founded the Federal Big Data Working Group.
Demand for more documents on the 2015 data breach comes on the eve of the acting director's confirmation hearing.
Patrick McFarland, the longest-serving Inspector General in government, will resign this month after monitoring OPM for two-and-a-half decades.
Ashkan Soltani is stepping down from his post as senior adviser to White House CTO Megan Smith after failing to obtain a security clearance.
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.
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.
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