The federal CIO slammed the way federal agencies tend to spend too much maintaining old systems and how they rush to empty their budgets at year's end.
Government innovation is a no-go unless agencies, prime contractors and startups come together to clear the path.
The natural tendency of RFPs and RFIs to protect outdated architectures must be overcome if FITARA is to succeed.
The continuous diagnostics and mitigation program will give agencies a much-needed standard for reporting vulnerabilities.
CRs are a fact of life, but there are substantial costs to funding government on-the-fly.
The law's success hinges on a culture change from blame-setting to measuring progress toward desired goals.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency hopes an upcoming industry day provides ideas about speeding up its acquisition cycle.
In the first of three columns, a former government executive discusses what's really needed to prevent another massive data breach.
Beth Cobert has called for a renewed focus on the persistent pay gap between men and women in the federal workforce, with an emphasis on pay flexibilities that benefit men. But her efforts are only one step on a longer journey.
The latest special item number RFI follows on the addition earlier this year of a cloud SIN, and a proposed SIN for health IT.
A big cybersecurity bill awaits the Senate in September, and several other information-security measures are in the pipeline.
With hackers using contractors to access sensitive federal data, the Office of Management and Budget has released draft guidance aimed at strengthening contractor cybersecurity.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is proposing four broad objectives as the foundation for international standards in cyberspace.
Federal CIO Tony Scott also asserted that more IT spending is needed: "You can't save your way to success."
CIOs are warning lawmakers that they're about to discover the hidden costs of implementation.
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