Pending Executive Order to Move Entire Background Investigation Bureau to Pentagon

The president is preparing to sign an order to move the entire National Background Investigations Bureau—workload, people and all—under the Defense Department.

USDA Kicks Off Bidding for Second Round of IT Overhaul Contacts

The program will be a model for other agencies to surge outdated IT into the 21st century.

Mike Pence’s Cybersecurity Speech (Annotated)

The vice president delivered a fiery campaign-style cybersecurity speech at a Homeland Security cyber conference Tuesday. Here’s an explainer.

Federal Technology Transformation Lead Leaving Government

Joanne Collins Smee is departing public service after overseeing internal reorganizations and the launch of GSA’s Centers of Excellence.

Senate Approves Spending Package with Pay Raise, Setting Up Fight With House

Trump told Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday a government shutdown would be "a great campaign issue," further complicating the prospects for a spending bill.

Trump Picks Meteorologist As Top Scientific Adviser

Kelvin Droegemeier would be the first person without a degree in physics to lead the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

White House Sets Top Research & Development Priorities for 2020

Expect artificial intelligence, quantum computing and space travel to get budgetary attention in fiscal 2020.

White House Seeks Input on Reskilling Feds and Upgrading Agency Services

As part of its government reorganization, the administration wants advice on how to establish the tech-focused GEAR Center.

Microsoft Says Russia Tried to Hack Three 2018 U.S. Midterm Candidates

The hackers targeted the candidates’ staffers with phishing tactics.

White House Appoints Federal Chief Information Security Officer

Grant Schneider will be the second person to fill the position.

Transferring Background Checks, Boosting Cyber Workforce Are Top Goals of Trump Government Reorg

A White House official was short on answers during a Senate hearing but said background checks and cyber workforce are a good place to start.

Trump Believes Putin, Rejects American Findings on Election Hacking

“I do not see any reason why it would be” Russia, he said when asked if he believed Vladimir Putin over U.S. intelligence agencies.

White House Lays Groundwork for Improving Government Customer Experience

The Office of Management and Budget’s new Circular A-11 provides guidance to federal agencies in establishing customer experience frameworks.

More Money for Cyber Spies, Outrage after Indictments and Supply Chain Cyber is Super Hot

More indictments for Mueller and a busy week regarding federal IT for Congress.

Donald Trump Nominated a Man With No Space Experience To Be NASA’s Second-in-Command

Trump is passing over Dr. Janet Kavandi, an astronaut and respected leader of one of the space agency’s research centers.

U.S. Needs a National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, Lawmakers and Experts Say

The government is well-positioned to flag specific research areas that would have the biggest impact on national interests.

White House Official: Bet on U.S. to Win the AI War

The federal deputy chief technology officer is confident the U.S. will win the artificial intelligence race, but China is catching up fast.