VA Wasted $1.1 Billion on Failed IT Projects in Six Years

The department gave the bulk of the billion to 15 contractors—one of which is getting a sole-source $10 billion contract to try again.

Defense Department Appoints Acting CIO

The department taps its chief cybersecurity officer to lead the CIO shop.

Congress Resets Shutdown Clock

Lawmakers get rebuffed trying to delay the coming net neutrality vote and start asking questions about kids using Facebook’s messaging app.

The Best Time of Day to Get Things Done, According to Data

We also only reach our peak buzz of productivity one day a week.

NGA Launches Bold Recruitment Plan to Hire Silicon Valley's Best

The intel agency is hacking hiring rules to fill three new digital teams in its quest for data dominance.

Watchdog: Automation Flaws Granted Hundreds of People Citizenship Without Background Checks

The Electronic Immigration System, used to process naturalization documents, has major issues.

Lawmakers to VA: “We’ve Got Your Back” on $10B IT Contract

Congress expressed its support for VA's electronic health records contract with Cerner, but promised to keep a close watch on its implementation.

Congress Passes Two-Week Spending Bill, but Shutdown Fears Mount

Immigration issues could derail negotiations to fund the government for the rest of fiscal 2018.

80 Small Businesses To Get A Spot On Alliant 2

The small business portion of the contract vehicle is valued at a maximum $15 billion.

LA Cyber Center Hopes to be a Model for Cities Nationwide

During the past four years, Los Angeles has centralized its cyber operations using models developed by the federal government and industry sectors.

Senate Confirms GSA Leader

New Administrator Emily Webster Murphy has extensive experience in acquisition.

Poll: More than 60% of Voters Want to Avoid a Government Shutdown

Less than one in five think lawmakers should use a shutdown as political leverage.

DHS Needs to Better Protect Employees’ Sensitive Info, IG Says

An audit found the agency falls short of federal privacy requirements

How to Fight Work Bullshit (While Keeping Your Job and Your Dignity)

Politely questioning a peer is one thing but questioning a junior colleague or supervisor is almost impossible.

What NASA Can Teach Agencies About Making Employees Happy

The government’s most innovative agency increased employee satisfaction for the sixth year in a row.

How Federal CISOs Can Make the Most of Security Resources They Have

Chief information security officers need to efficiently use the resources at hand while planning for the future.

Cyber Pro Confirmed as Homeland Security Secretary

Kirstjen Nielsen has a more extensive cybersecurity background than any previous Homeland Security leader.