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OPM CISO Seeking a Small Business to Help Monitor Agency Cybersecurity

The winning vendor will help the government’s HR department track incidents across 1,000 servers and more than 10,000 devices.  

Survey: Feds View Security as Biggest Hurdle to Cloud Adoption

While agencies are becoming increasingly reliant on cloud services, a survey reveals pain points in getting there.

OMB Finishes Major Tech Policy Overhauls in 2019

The Office of Management and Budget reworked several policies—some of which hadn’t been updated in a decade.  

Trump Finalizes Pay Raise for Feds in 2020

The new pay tables are out: Federal employees will see a 2.6% increase in basic pay next year, with an average 0.5% increase in locality pay.

Trump Announces Picks to Replace Outgoing Leaders at NSF, CISA

The administration plans to nominate a replacement for the National Science Foundation director and appoint a new assistant director for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

Legacy IT Is Not the Problem

Digital transformation requires architecting an IT organization around something more fundamental to IT organizations than technology: complexity.

NASA Ranks as the Best Place to Work in Government for Eighth Year

Partnership for Public Service notes a “modest drop in employee engagement” overall across government.  

How Agency CIOs Can Enable Business and Reduce Risk

Visibility is essential for CIOs to accomplish their mission and meet compliance.

Federal CIO: It’s Time for Those Digital Transformations to Scale Up

In 2020, agencies will likely expand some of their new pilots and projects into enterprisewide solutions.

Grading My 2019 GovTech Predictions

Did I pull an Icarus and fly too close to the sun?

Featured eBooks

Yes, We Still Need to Focus on Women in Tech

Adjusting the gender tilt in the tech workforce requires more than just filling vacancies.

How to Actually Promote Diversity in STEM

The future depends on a robust scientific workforce, but millions of minority students are massively underrepresented in these fields.

DHS Leadership Turnover Extends Beyond Secretary’s Office

The rotating cast of officials in top tech and cyber jobs could hinder the department’s ability to develop and execute a consistent digital strategy.

White House Builds Out Science and Tech Office

The Trump administration has been slow to fill positions in its tech policy apparatus.

Too Many CISOs Delay Cyber Response, DHS Official Says

The overabundance of federal cybersecurity leaders is inhibiting the government’s ability to rapidly respond to threats, according to Mark Bristow.

Federal CISO: Better Info Sharing Will Lead to More Secure Supply Chain

Federal Chief Information Security Officer Grant Schneider outlined the Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Council goals for 2020.

Hunt Begins for New 18F Director

The current executive director will be leaving by February.