Department of Transportation CIO Richard McKinney is using his FITARA hammer to halt purchasing until he gets spending plans that show him what the heck is going on.
Like his Apple counterpart, BlackBerry CEO John Chen is opposed to weakening encryption but says the debate between law enforcement and tech firms has gotten too acrimonious.
Landmark cybersecurity legislation was included in the omnibus spending bill to fund the government through fiscal year 2016, but some privacy advocates are still determined to oppose the measure.
Lisa Disbrow, President Obama's choice for the post of Undersecretary of the Air Force, updated a Senate panel on the Air Force's IT plans at her nomination hearing.
OPM cyber guru Clifton Triplett wants agencies to make better use of the people and tools they already have.
Private owners of small unmanned aircraft must register their names, physical and email addresses via an online database under new rules issued by the FAA.
Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas), one of leading tech experts on Capitol Hill, is looking to pressure European allies to disclose more data to the Visa Waiver Program.
The House passed a continuing resolution on Dec. 11, which would keep the government funded through Dec. 16.
A document release reveals more details on the cloud-based Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise.
The chairman of the House oversight committee is once again calling for OPM CIO Donna Seymour's resignation after an IG report said the agency violated federal acquisition policies in awarding a credit-monitoring contract.
As "going dark" becomes a hot button issue in Washington, privacy activists are urging the White House to hold to its stance on commercial encryption.
Two efforts, ultimately aimed at providing interoperable radio communications for first responders across the nation, advanced on Dec. 9.
The new in-house IT consultancies at GSA and OMB will likely outlast the Obama administration, according to federal CIO Tony Scott.
A Senate panel quizzed policymakers and experts about potential remedies for problems with the 30-year-old visa waiver program.
Legislators urge agency leaders to weigh in on the best ways to implement (and grade) IT reform efforts.
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