IT Modernization

GAO's Web site goes mobile

The Government Accountability Office has started a new mobile version of its Web site to make its work more available on BlackBerrys and iPhones.

Cybersecurity

FBI looks in-house to complete Sentinel system

The FBI is trying to determine the best way to complete its Sentinel electronic caseload management system. Key parts of the system were made available to agents this month.

Don't expect a miracle from cybersecurity strategy, DHS says

An official with the Homeland Security Department's National Protection and Programs Directorate says the government doesn't need a new cybersecurity strategy.

Cybersecurity

Senator wants cybersecurity center at NIST

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) is pushing to establish a new cybersecurity center of excellence at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Cybersecurity

WikiLeaks upends digital security assumptions

Case demonstrates that classified documents are difficult to protect from determined data miners.

Cybersecurity

Tighter cybersecurity, innovation on Commerce wish list

The Commerce Department wants advice on how to improve commercial cybersecurity while sustaining innovation in the information economy.

IT Modernization

New-look Federal Register online debuts

The government today released a new online prototype for its daily diary of agency and news that's designed to be more usable, understandable and accessible.

Cybersecurity

Military wrestles with cyber war battle planning

The military's new consolidated Cyber Command faces unprecedented challenges as it forges the nation's policies and capabilities for cyber defense and war.

Cybersecurity

Global cyber arms race may be brewing

The United States isn't alone in developing offensive cyberwar capabilities. Russia, China, Israel and France are also developing advanced offensive cyber capabilities and, although there hasn't been an active cyber war, a cyber cold war might have already started.

Cybersecurity

Cyber talent hunt: the search starts at home

Before agencies can hire the cybersecurity professionals they need, they should make it easier for people to understand what they’re looking for.

IT spending dashboard goes mobile

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra has announced an updated Web site to help the public track the $80 billion the government spends annually on information technology.

Obama to update Bush-era cybersecurity directive

The Obama administration is working on an updated national strategy for securing cyberspace and plans to update a presidential directive from the George W. Bush presidency.

Workforce

More feds may telework, House says

Teleworkers of the world rejoice! House lawmakers have passed a bill to expand the number of federal employees eligible to telework.

Cybersecurity

DHS told to increase control over border-fence contractors

U.S. Customs and Border Protection must improve how it oversees contractors hired to build an IT-enabled, security fence along the U.S. border with Mexico, an audit finds.

Workforce

Telework remains out of reach for many feds, survey shows

Feds aren't any more satisfied with their agencies' telework policies than in years past, according to results released today.

Cybersecurity

DHS to take FISMA lead

The Office of Management and Budget and the White House Cybersecurity Coordinator have outlined for agencies the various cybersecurity responsibilities of the Homeland Security Department.

Cybersecurity

DHS still pondering biometric air exit system

The Homeland Security Department is still considering whether -- and how -- to proceed with a system to electronically collect fingerprints from non-U.S. visitors as they leave the United States by aircraft.

Senators seek Obama's advice, consent on cybersecurity legislation

The leaders of several Senate committees want President Barack Obama to weigh in on details of proposed cybersecurity legislation as they push to reconcile various measures.

Cybersecurity

U.S. cybersecurity R&D needs a master plan

Cybersecurity research and development programs from agencies and industry need to be better coordinated, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Cybersecurity

Auditors urge more testing for RFID travel documents

The process that the State Department uses to develop radio-frequency identification enhanced travel documents needs to be improved to better assess security features, according to the Government Accountabiliity Office.

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