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.

Government’s IT Watchdog on the Tech Challenges He Leaves Behind

After 16 years, the Government Accountability Office’s IT Director Dave Powner has seen federal technology improve but here’s what he hopes agencies and Congress continue to work on.

Trump Picks Marine Vet To Take Over Veterans Affairs IT

If confirmed, James Gfrerer would step into a difficult job, as IT is at the center of VA’s mandate to modernize.  

Using the MGT Act to Fuel IT Modernization

We are already beginning to see the positive impact of this legislation, including empowered CIOs.

Here’s How to Really Make Cabinet Secretaries Responsible for Cybersecurity

The president and OMB director should pester Cabinet officials about cybersecurity regularly, a former official says.

White House Appoints Federal Chief Information Security Officer

Grant Schneider will be the second person to fill the position.