• Troops stand to get 3.1 percent increase in Trump budget proposal

    The Trump administration’s 2020 budget proposal for government spending gives a big boost to the Pentagon and other security-related agencies, while calling for a cut of more than $2.7 trillion in federal civilian spending over the next ten years.

  • DHS moving quickly to get National Risk Management Center off the ground

    Mittal Desai moved to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) while Brig. Gen. Lorna Mahlock is the new CIO for the Marine Corps.

  • Infrastructure stakeholders want better agency communication, no sunset from FAST Act reforms

    Federal infrastructure projects have stalled around the country due to cumbersome permitting processes and funding challenges, which is why a bipartisan law was enacted two years ago to speed things up. Now the authors are hoping to amend that legislation with the Federal Permitting Reform and Jobs Act.

  • From creation to elimination, FERC maps its data for better protection

    Mittal Desai, the chief information security officer at FERC, said his office now knows more about how the program offices use and protect information.

  • House Dems want to broaden investigation into fake comments

    In today’s Federal Newscast, House Democratic leaders want the investigation into fake comments on Federal Communications Commission rule making expanded to other agencies

  • Enabling business through cybersecurity

    On this episode of CyberChat, host Sean Kelley, former EPA CISO and former VA deputy CIO, discussed the enabling of the mission through cybersecurity.

  • FERC finding a way to modernize IT with, without extra funding

    Christina Handley, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s chief information officer, said the agency recently upgraded parts of its network backbone, and will look to the cloud for other future modernization efforts.

  • NASA, Energy, Commerce rearrange seats in CIO’s office

    The federal technology community is seeing a lot of key senior executives switch roles or leave government, including new officials in charge of data analytics at GSA and EPA.

  • Why we stay: SES in their own words

    The SES has lost its luster in recent years, in part because of constrained program budgets, increased scrutiny from Congress, and a sense among members that political appointees are assuming more of the leadership responsibilities once reserved for them. In part two of our special report, Fixing the SES, five Senior Executive Service members tell Federal News Radio why they choose to stay in the service, and why they believe the SES may have its faults, but it’s not broken.

  • Jason Black, Research Leader, Battelle

    By some estimates, taking out just nine critical electrical substations could plunge the whole nation into darkness. Threats to the electrical grid aren’t just from cybersecurity, but also from a lack of physical security. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission asked the Battelle Memorial Institute to look into security of the bulk electricity system. Jason Black is the research leader at Battelle. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to talk about his findings.