Policy

IG: DHS Lacks Effective Privacy Oversight

While the agency had six major privacy incidents, the privacy office fell short in numerous areas.

Biden’s Federal Chief Information Security Officer Brings Public and Private-Sector Experience

Chris DeRusha’s resume includes cybersecurity adviser roles at the White House, DHS and Ford Motor Company.

Biden Asks OSHA to Consider COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules

A national order from OSHA would bring all states under the same rules, since even states with independent agencies must meet or exceed the federal standard.

Agencies Name Additional Biden Appointees with Tech Expertise

Federal departments continue to roll out their rosters of officials tapped by the new administration.

White House Directs Agencies to Revise Their Pandemic Plans

The “paramount concern is the health and safety of all federal employees, on-site contractors, and individuals interacting with the federal workforce,” OMB said. 

Biden Orders Agencies to Buy More American-Made Products and Publicly Post Exemptions

The order seeks to close existing loopholes and creates a new oversight regime, including a GSA-hosted website to post waivers publicly.

CISA Shares Specs for Threat-Hunting Solution

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission is now pushing the Biden administration to require the same thing for companies serving the Defense Department.

Former Federal CIO on the Tech Challenges the Biden Administration Faces

Vivek Kundra joins the GovExec Daily podcast to discuss the future of public sector cloud computing.

Biden Aims for Federal Contractors to Pay a $15 Minimum Wage

He directed his administration to work on an executive order within his first 100 days. 

Dashboard Offers Data on Agency Hiring Processes and Lack of Objective Assessments

Federal hiring managers are asking applicants whether they’re qualified for open positions but aren’t getting hard data to back that up.

How NARA’s Preserving More Than 20 Terabytes of Trump Social Media Data

Those are among 500 terabytes of records from the former president that the agency’s curating.

Biden Appoints Acting Chairs at FCC, FTC

The appointments position the regulatory agencies to take a more aggressive stance against the tech industry.

DOD’s Cybersecurity Certification Requirements to Appear in DHS Contracts

Official says a selection of the first contractors to be audited will be vetted by members of the new administration.

Biden Issues Sweeping Ethics Plan for Appointees

Hours before departing the White House, former President Trump revoked his own ethics pledge, allowing current and former Trump appointees to immediately become lobbyists.

Administration Unveils Senior Tech and Acquisition Leaders

Some will serve as temporary caretakers as nominees go through the confirmation process.