Acquisition

Young leaders to watch -- in 2016 and beyond

Here are 14 young women and men -- in agencies and the private sector alike -- who are overachieving in their current roles and distinguishing themselves as the likely leaders of tomorrow.

Cybersecurity

So many chiefs, so little coordination

The growing number of roles with "chief" in the title are complicating governance and security efforts, especially when they bypass the CIO.

Workforce

Wish they all could be...

The administration is right to be building bridges with the tech community. But there's talent to be found outside California.

Digital Government

White House touts new open government goals for 2016

The White House unveiled the latest version of its open government plan, promising more user-friendliness, preemptive disclosure of government information, enhanced online services for Freedom of Information Act requests and more.

Cybersecurity

DARPA does math

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants help using complex algorithms to develop software that is as close to unhackable as possible.

IT Modernization

CMS releases trove of data on payments to doctors and hospitals

The first batch of data covers $3.5 billion in payments from firms to health professionals between Aug. 1 and Dec. 31, 2013, but CMS and the AMA warned about drawing any definitive conclusions from it.

IT Modernization

DARPA seeks ideas on cyber vulnerabilities and recoveries

Two recent solicitations invite researchers to look at what defense and resiliency will look like when defensive measures are able to thwart most known attack methods and adversaries look to exploit a new class of vulnerabilities.

IT Modernization

FBI agents stymied by Sentinel search function

Evidence handlers, who are among the heaviest users of the FBI's online case management system, were the least satisfied, according to an IG report.

Acquisition

Chunk of $450 million aimed at job training goes to cyber

Twenty-five of the 71 grant recipients announced Sept. 29 will focus their programs on cybersecurity and IT.

Workforce

Who will be the next U.S. CIO?

There are plenty of candidates to replace Steve VanRoekel, but the ultimate pick might depend on what role the new federal CIO will be expected to play.

IT Modernization

DISA to cede procurement authority for commercial cloud to military services

The acting DOD CIO wants the department to move the commercial cloud faster. To do that, he plans to give military services more authority over the process.

Workforce

DOD health agency embraces data standardization

The Pentagon's health record procurement is part of a push to standardize processes across the military.

Acquisition

What does it take to get agencies to give up spectrum?

Legislative proposals suggest giving agencies control of receipts of spectrum auction, but perhaps not enough to spur action.

Workforce

FirstNet probes network design possibilities

Assigned the task of organizing an interoperable, nationwide public safety network for first responders, FirstNet is exploring how to structure the network, as well as how to pay for it.

Workforce

Meet the 2014 Rising Stars

Two dozen young leaders to be honored at Oct. 14 awards gala.

Cybersecurity

St. Elizabeth's campus again at issue on Capitol Hill

Members of the House and Senate disagree over whether the DHS consolidation is serving the best interests of taxpayers or the department.

IT Modernization

Issa report paints picture of strife, factionalism in run-up to HealthCare.gov launch

IT leaders at the Health and Human Services Department considered pushing for a limited launch to test for problems, but were rebuffed.

IT Modernization

House bill would ease 'meaningful use' provisions on EHRs

Doctors and hospitals are increasingly pushing back against the government’s schedule for adoption of electronic health records.

Cybersecurity

ISIS cyber capability judged more 'aspirational' than operational

The terrorist group’s slick social media presence is a far cry from being able to hack critical infrastructure, cybersecurity experts say.

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