MITRE Recommends Comprehensive Approach to Modernize Legacy Systems

The recommendations focus on executable actions for the Office of Management and Budget, agencies, Congress and industry .

Details of Budget’s R&D Funding Emphasizes Emerging Tech

Agency officials involved in developing emerging technologies described how funding AI, quantum information systems and biotechnologies are all priority items within the 2024 Budget.

White House Budget Seeks to Bolster US Tech Development, Modernize Standards

The Biden administration’s fiscal year 2024 budget request would, in part, boost federal spending to address “the ongoing cyber threat” and “modernize services” across government.

White House to Officially Ban TikTok from Government Devices Within 30 days

New guidance from the Office of Management and Budget finalizes a congressional push to ban the popular Chinese social networking app from all government devices amid privacy and security concerns.

Experts Question Value of Federal Cybersecurity Data Capture Mandate

The packet capture, or PCAP, requirement’s short timeframe and potentially massive data loads caused one expert to doubt whether it would be useful after a real cybersecurity incident.

GAO Dings OMB on Performance Goals for Agencies’ IT Management

The federal CISO’s plan for getting agencies to focus on cybersecurity measures the administration considers most urgent did not go over so well in a shifting Congress.

Watchdog: Data Officer Council Has Made Progress on Policy Efforts, But Work Remains

The Government Accountability Office found that the Council must follow its new detailed plan to fully meet statutory requirements.

The Latest Improper Payment Numbers Are Here, But What Do They Mean?

The Office of Management and Budget published its annual governmentwide report on improper payments, but a fraud expert says they aren’t entirely reliable.

Trade Org Urges OMB to ‘Harmonize’ Secure Software Development Practices

The Information Technology Industry Council asked OMB to clarify a memorandum that was creating challenges for software producers.

FCC Rule for Blocking Overseas Robocalls Receives Approval

The new requirements are scheduled to go into effect on Dec. 19.

Drew Myklegard Named Permanent Deputy Federal CIO

Myklegard had been serving in the role on an acting basis after the departure of Maria Roat at the end of March.

OMB Looks to Update Federal Race and Ethnicity Data Standards

The government's chief statistician put out a call for input via newly announced listening sessions as part of OMB's work to update federal race and ethnicity standards.

Lawmakers Float FITARA Changes as Scores Get Dragged Down by Missing Data 

The cyber scores were unreliable due to incomplete data, witnesses told lawmakers.

White House Reminds Agencies to Adopt NIST's Software Supply Chain Security Framework

The Office of Management and Budget pressed federal agencies on a deadline to adopt the software supply chain best practices as directed under last year's White House cybersecurity executive order.

FISMA Bill Drops in House Amid Confusion Over Federal CISO Role

Rep. John Katko is continuing a campaign to make the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency a central Chief Information Security Office—or CISO— for federal civilian agencies.

Biden Admin Touts ‘Significant Progress’ in Made in America Office's First Year

The office’s purpose is to coordinate federal efforts and maximize the use of domestic goods by taxpayer-funded federal agencies when appropriate.

Better Collaboration Needed Between 18F, USDS To Reduce Overlap, GAO Says

A GAO audit suggests the two offices need to improve communication of IT guidance to reduce overlap and contradiction for federal agencies.