ID Management

IRS’ Outdated App Security Leaves Taxpayers at Risk of Identity Theft, Watchdog Says

The agency is updating identity verification controls for its suite of web applications, but the effort won’t be wrapped up until 2023.

IRS and Private Partners Tout Success in Combating Identity Theft

Numbers of reported taxpayer victims fell 71 percent from 2015 to 2018.

Problems with Pentagon’s Classified Data Access Could Put Lives at Risk

A new inspector general report highlights ongoing issues with how military branches are managing their secret network.

The U.S. Military Is Creating the Future of Employee Monitoring

A new AI-enabled pilot project aims to sense “micro changes” in the behavior of people with top-secret clearances. If it works, it could be the future of corporate HR.

How All-Knowing Smartphones Could Become the Pentagon’s Employee Access Cards

An algorithm will track how employees use their phones, how they walk and even where they go to constantly verify users’ identity.

How Two Agencies Handled Expired Credentials After Historic Shutdown

Despite agencies reopening, some feds weren’t able to get right back to work due to expired PIV cards and passwords.

How Social Security Administration Plans to Protect Your Identity

The agency is looking for ways to identify citizens with random characters instead of Social Security numbers on agency mail.

Researchers: Flaws In Vendor Security Software Could Leave Some Federal Buildings Vulnerable

Poor credential management could let bad actors enter secure buildings, lock doors and download or change federal employee and contractor data.

Editor’s Favorites of 2018

As we say goodbye to 2018, Nextgov's executive editor revisits some of our most impactful and important stories from the previous year.

DHS Seeks National Security Tech from Small Businesses

Officials finalized the 10 focus areas for groups participating in next year’s Small Business Innovation Research program.

Safari Browser Is Testing USB Security Keys

It's the latest web browser to add a boost user security.

10 Problems DHS Wants Innovative Small Businesses to Solve in 2019

The department will be offering millions of dollars to small businesses able to offer solutions to these 10 tough technical problems.

NIST Wants to Make PIV Cards Work for Smartphones in Two Years

The effort mirrors a Pentagon plan to improve identity verification on mobile devices.