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.

TMF Continues To Struggle With Covering Costs, Recouping Investments

The Government Accountability Office is encouraging project evaluation.

OMB Guidance Heralds Automation of FISMA Reporting

The new Federal Information Security Modernization Act guidance also prioritizes security testing and doubles down on CISA’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program.

Critical Update: Federal CIO Explains the Tech Side of President’s Management Agenda

Clare Martorana joined the podcast to talk about improving customer experience and the underlying technology that makes good services better.

The State of the Federal Tech Workforce

Agencies have struggled to hire IT and cyber professionals but some are finding alternative ways to fill the talent gap.

National Cyber Director Explains Appointment of Federal CISO to His Office

The move comes amid confusion about the roles and responsibilities of various federal cybersecurity leaders.

Vacancies Act Deadline Looms for Many of Biden’s Acting Officials, But the OMB Director Is an Exception

A statutory provision allows the deputy director of the management and budget office to serve as the agency’s acting leader indefinitely. 

Emerging Trends in Customer Experience

Nextgov highlights the latest in digital service delivery in the federal government.

OMB Issues 11 Action Items for 2021 Data Strategy With 2 Months Left in the Year

The 2021 Action Plan focuses on finalizing and building on action items from the original 2020 Action Plan.

Critical Update: The Federal CISO Is Prioritizing Flexibility for Agencies

In a new age of cyberattacks, Chris DeRusha says agencies must have more room to implement practices that enable constant vigilance.