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Trump Says He Won’t Sign Spending Bill, Heightening Shutdown Fears

Office of Management and Budget has instructed agencies to begin informing employees of whether they will be furloughed.

Agencies Faced More Than 35,000 Cyber Incidents in 2017, Watchdog Says

But they’re procrastinating on adopting security tools and strategies.

Updated Trusted Internet Connection Draft Lays Framework For Flexible Policy

The draft policy puts it on the Homeland Security Department to develop use case examples for how agencies can ensure safe connections wherever and however feds are working.

Federal CIO Previews 2019 Priorities

OMB will roll out more reskilling programs, tweak FITARA scoring and is looking at standards for automated decision-making, Suzette Kent said.

OMB Redefines Government's 'Crown Jewels'

A new policy memo expands the government’s guidance for protecting high-value assets to include every agency and office and broadens the definition of “value.”

OMB Rejects Watchdog Criticisms of Anti-Fraud Guidance for Agencies

Senators bash White House office for mishandling interagency working group.

White House Launches Cyber Reskilling Program

In its trial run, Federal Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy will certify some 25 feds with non-technical backgrounds as cyber defense analysts.

Federal CIO Wants Your Thoughts on New Data Center Metrics

The draft guidance would extend a prohibition on opening new or expanding existing data centers without OMB’s approval.

Public Input on ‘Cloud Smart’ Policy Starts With a Basic Question: What Is Cloud?

Commenters suggested various parameters for what cloud computing in government should look like, but most agreed the draft document needs a better definition.

Three Agencies Tap Technology Modernization Fund in Second Round

After the second round of projects, about $31.5 million is left in the TMF coffers.

Legislation Would Elevate Federal CIO, Codify Federal CISO

The bipartisan legislation would reauthorize, rename, codify and elevate the role of federal chief information officer.

White House Outlines Move from ‘Cloud First’ to ‘Cloud Smart’

The administration wants comments on its plan for governmentwide cloud computing adoption.

White House Official Calls on Industry and Agencies to Share More Cyber Threat Info

Agencies should also start taking more tips from each other, according to an Office of Management and Budget cyber expert.

It Just Got Cheaper for Agencies to Run Training Programs

The General Service Administration and Office of Personnel Management lowered the access fees on the $11 billion training vehicle.

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.