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.

18F Names Acting Executive Director

The government’s innovation arm shuffles leadership roles as executive director exits.

For the Pentagon Management Chief, Reform Begins with Good Data

Pentagon Chief Management Officer Jay Gibson offers a view of the path to reform in an exclusive interview with Nextgov.

You Should Be ‘Significantly Concerned’ There’s No White House Cyber Coordinator, Policy Experts Say

Cyber policy experts also worry we’re going the wrong way on integrating government cyber operations.

Here’s a Handbook for Becoming a Great Agency CISO

The CIO and CISO Councils teamed up to offer a comprehensive, searchable guide to being a cybersecurity leader.

What DOD’s Change In Cloud Leadership Means For Multibillion-Dollar Programs

The Defense Department’s management chief Jay Gibson discusses the evolving Cloud Executive Steering Group.

Trump Administration Adds to Top Cyber Ranks

The Senate confirmed a cyber lead at Homeland Security and Trump nominated a government veteran to lead cyber at the Energy Department.

How to Drive Federal IT Performance Using Customer Experience

Federal employees have a customer story too, and federal CIOs and IT need to listen to them.

How to Connect Cyber Investment to Outcomes

When security pros talk to executives, they need to be ready to show how their investments benefit the business.

White House Cuts Cyber Coordinator Role But Lawmakers Say Not So Fast

House Democrats charged National Security Adviser John Bolton’s move lowers the White House’s cyber expertise as threats are increasing.

Trump Strengthens Agency CIO Authority with Executive Order

The order puts presidential weight behind past legislation giving government CIOs more authority over hiring and budget.