The Big Message in the Iranian Cyber Indictments: Deterrence

The Justice Department wants to send a message to Congress and the public: We’re deterring cyberattacks.


Education Department Knows It Needs Cyber Skills, But Doesn't Know Which Ones

The department issued a request for information on how best to train, retain and track its cyber workforce.

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Phishing Is Culprit Behind Vast Majority of Data Exfiltration, Intelligence Official Says

A top federal counterintelligence official says agencies must do more to harden their cybersecurity defenses, even if that means sacrificing some mission capabilities.

IT Modernization

Google Cloud Targets Federal Government

Google wants to compete with Amazon, Microsoft and other companies for a share of the government’s massive cloud computing market.


This Is So Much Bigger Than Facebook

Data misuse is a feature, not a bug—and it’s plaguing our entire culture.

CIO Briefing

CMS Deputy CIO to Replace HHS CISO Departing Amid Controversy

Outgoing HHS CISO Chris Wlaschin has said his March 31 departure is for personal reasons, not a scandal over the department’s cyber center.


Branding the Federal Customer Experience

If experience is everything, federal agencies need to to take a holistic view of how they're serving citizens.

Emerging Tech

Google Chrome Will Soon Stop Videos from Autoplaying

Making your web-browsing experience a little less annoying, one step at a time.

IT Modernization

Congress Tells Pentagon to Justify Its Single Cloud Plan

The omnibus spending package directs the Pentagon to outline its cloud strategy and share reports, costs and other details related to its JEDI procurement.

Emerging Tech

Pentagon’s New Arms-Research Chief Eyes Space-Based Ray Guns

Neutral-particle beams, a concept first tried in the 1980s, may get a fresh look under Michael Griffin.

IT Modernization

Here’s What Agencies Could Spend on IT Modernization Per 2018 Omnibus

The $2.26 billion—which includes some maintenance—gives an idea of the scale at which modernization will take place across government.


It’s Time to Regulate the Internet

Mark Zuckerberg might believe the world is better without privacy. He’s wrong.


With Shutdown Days Away, Lawmakers Unveil Massive Federal Spending Bill

Congress must approve funding by Friday to keep agencies across government operating.


House Lawmakers Introduce Hack the State Department Bug Bounty Bill

The bill would offer cash rewards for vulnerabilities hackers discover in State Department websites.