• Contracting
    network monitoring (nmedia/Shutterstock.com)

    NRC seeks CDM contract extension, cites lack of 'vision' by DHS

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission moved to extend an integration contract related to CDM by claiming DHS failed to articulate "a complete architectural vision" at the outset of the program. 06/18/2018

  • Cybersecurity
    Kaspersky building in Moscow By Tatiana Belova shutterstock photo id: 1050470081

    New federal contracting rule cuts off Kaspersky

    The government is seeking to eliminate all traces of cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs from federal systems, issuing a new interim rule to extend the governmentwide ban to contractors. 06/15/2018

  • Defense
    cybersecurity (vs148/Shutterstock.com)

    What happens when data becomes more important than the mission?

    As the prominence of the cyber domain intensifies, the Pentagon increasingly must choose between supporting the mission and protecting its valuable data. 06/14/2018

  • Modernization
    business opportunity (Khakimullin Aleksandr/Shutterstock.com)

    House appropriators approve $150 million for TMF in FY2019

    The House Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would provide $150 million for the centralized fund created by the Modernizing Government Technology Act, falling $60 million short of the White House’s fiscal year 2019 request and $100 million short of what the MGT Act authorizes. 06/14/2018

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock image ID: 569172169 By Zenzen

    OPM pushes agencies to report cyber workforce gaps

    The Office of Personnel Management wants to know exactly what cybersecurity positions agencies need to fill and how they plan to fill them. 06/14/2018

  • People
    locked network (sdecoret/Shutterstock.com)

    Army's Bailey, Congress' Aguilar and Wicker honored for cyber efforts

    Phyllis Bailey, the CIO for the Army's Information Assurance Training, Education, and Awareness Division, received CompTIA's 2018 Excellence in Cybersecurity Award for driving DOD's information security certification requirements. 06/13/2018

  • Homeland Security
    Chris Krebs NPPD undersecretary (then acting) testifies FEBRUARY 7, 2018 HSGAC DHS reauthorization hearing

    Senate approves Krebs to lead NPPD

    After running the operation for almost a year, the temporary head of the National Protection and Programs Directorate is set to be sworn in as the group's official director. 06/13/2018

  • People
    Royalty-free stock photo ID: 641963182 By 4kclips Department of Energy in Washington - WASHINGTON DC / COLUMBIA - APRIL 7, 2017

    Karen Evans to head Energy's new cyber shop

    Longtime federal IT executive Karen Evans is returning to government to head the Department of Energy's new office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response. 06/13/2018

  • Elections
    election security (Shutterstock.com)

    Senate Dems look to shore up voting security

    The Protecting Americans Votes and Elections Act sponsored by six Senate Democrats looks to digital ballot uncertainty by requiring paper ballots for all federal elections. 06/12/2018

  • Workforce
    Sen. Mark Warner (Photo by Mark Reinstein/Shutterstock)

    Warner seeks fix for clearance backlog

    Virginia Democrat Sen. Mark Warner proposed new cost transparency and processing goals to reform the federal security clearance process. 06/12/2018

  • Cybersecurity

    Treasury hits infosec vendors with Russia-related sanctions

    The U.S. government on Monday added to a growing list of organizations and individuals sanctioned and charged with assisting Russia in cyberattacks against the United States. 06/11/2018

  • Cybersecurity
    open lock (Alexander Softog/Shutterstock.com)

    How Energy's new cyber shop will work

    The Energy Department's new cybersecurity and emergency response unit aims to complement critical infrastructure efforts at DHS. 06/11/2018

  • Census
    Census 2020 By Maria Dryfhout Stock photo ID: 790714156

    Census IT costs close in on $5 billion

    Census documents reveal the rising costs of the 2020 census -- and indicate that existing tech can be leveraged to obtain accurate citizenship data without adding a new question to the population survey. 06/11/2018

  • Defense
    global security (welcomia/Shutterstock.com)

    What the Senate wants to see in this year's NDAA

    The Senate released its text and report for the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. Take a look at a few of the biggest cyber provisions that could make it through final passage. 06/08/2018

  • Congress

    Lawmakers seek standardized national encryption policy

    A push on Capitol Hill looks to preempt a possible patchwork of data encryption policies varying from state to state. 06/07/2018

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