The latest data on the Federal IT Dashboard shows agencies are spending almost 71 percent of their technology budgets on operations and maintenance and less than 21 percent on development, modernization and enhancements for systems.
As the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program enters its fourth year, the Homeland Security Department is considering how it can utilize the cloud for both agency and federal dashboards. DHS is expected the launch the federal dashboard later this summer.
The Commerce Department built a business case detailing how it would centralize all back-office functions — human resources, financial management, technology and procurement — over a three-year period.
Cybersecurity experts from federal agencies and industry say the best defense starts with basic "blocking and tackling," and then a layer of ad lib to throw off hackers who are reading from the same cyber defense cookbooks.
Humans are the weakest link in cybersecurity, but a multilayered security approach could help that.
The Office of Personnel Management has been busy this year helping agencies more quickly recruit, hire and develop cyber talent, an initiative outlined in the President's Cybersecurity National Action Plan. Agencies like the FBI and Commerce Department say they are also beginning to change their mindsets when building teams of cyber experts.
The Commerce Department is trying to get ahead of the evolution of cybersecurity, including revamping and automating processes, evaluating upcoming technologies and creating an all-encompassing culture.
Rod Turk, the Commerce Department’s chief information security officer, said the agency is preparing for the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program by upgrading its infrastructure.
As the White House decides who should be the first federal chief information security officer, current and former federal cyber executives offer insights into what the role should look like.
Pete Tseronis, the Energy Department’s chief technology officer, plans to take a job in industry after seven years at the department and more than 24 in government.
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.
In this edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz about the IT and acquisition communities.
On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.
To really hit home with telework, experts say the quality of video must improve.