C-Suite

OMB Announces Permanent U.S. Digital Service Leadership

The roles will now have two-year term limits and will no longer be presidential appointees.

Emerging Technologies Will Disrupt Government. Here’s What to Do About It.

Forward-thinking government leaders can follow these steps to stay ahead of the curve.

Pentagon, VA Leaders Commit to Boosting Accountability in Health Record Overhaul

Both secretaries pledged to re-examine the multibillion-dollar program’s organization structure and timelines.

Social Security Administration CIO Needs Stronger Authority, Watchdog says

The agency’s top tech official weighs in on budget and information security processes but has little role in other mandated responsibilities.

House Oversight Forwards Bills to Improve Gov Websites, Formalize CIO and CISO Roles

The 21st Century Idea Act would mandate dot-gov improvements including allowing e-signatures for citizen services.

How to Stop Technical Debt from Eating Your IT Budget

Before federal agencies can modernize, they need to figure out how to tackle the workarounds in old systems.

When and Why an Agency CISO Should Consider Parting Ways With a Cyber Contractor

Contractor turnover rate increasing—is it time for your agency to part ways too?

Government Publishing Office Names New CIO

CIO Sam Musa previously worked at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and FBI.

Report: Defense Secretary Considers Replacing Pentagon’s No. 3 Official

Secretary James Mattis isn’t happy with his chief management officer, according to a media report.

Senate Committee Approves Top White House Tech Advisor

Office of Science and Technology Policy hasn't had a permanent leader since the last administration.

Federal CIO: Expect New Cybersecurity Reporting Metrics by Year’s End

The new guidance will better match the goals outlined in the administration’s IT Modernization Report and the President’s Management Agenda.

Critical Update: Cyber Leadership Has to Come from the Top

Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus co-founder Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., wants more cabinet secretaries to make cyber a top priority.

IARPA Gets a New Director

Deputy Director Stacey Dixon will take the helm.

Federal CIO: 100 Percent of Agencies Classify Data As an Asset

The government’s top IT official said all agencies have submitted their lists of high-value assets, which now include data.

Watchdog: Agency CIOs Still Don’t Have Mandated Authorities

A Government Accountability Office report shows few agencies have policies giving chief information officers the authorities they need to be successful.