People

André Mendes looks back and forward

The former top tech official at the Department of Commerce looks back on a career in federal IT and previews where he thinks the AI and quantum revolutions will take us.

People

Fed 100 deadline extended to Jan. 12, 2024

You've got a little extra time to get nominations in for superstars of the federal IT community.

People

Coker confirmed as cyber director

On a bipartisan vote, the Senate confirmed Harry Coker to lead the Office of the National Cyber Director at the White House.

People

Get to know the 2023 Rising Stars

This year's class of Rising Stars has been selected both for their accomplishments over the past year and for their leadership potential.

People

Sonny Hashmi to depart GSA

The head of the Federal Acquisition Service is leaving just before the close of 2023.

People

Commerce CIO Mendes announces retirement

After more than 14 years in the federal government, André Mendes is returning to his home state of Texas for a county CIO post.

Cybersecurity

CISA, FBI warn on Iran-backed infrastructure hacks

The hacking group CyberAv3ngers is actively targeting an Israeli-made automation system in wide use in the water and wastewater sector.

Cybersecurity

Congress takes up software supply chain security

The FITARA scorecard could become a vehicle for measuring agency progress against the administration's software security goals.

Cybersecurity

Okta breach includes theft of data on nearly all help desk users, including some feds

The company revised its earlier reporting on the scope of the breach, but said that data on users of high-impact federal and DOD systems was not compromised.

Cybersecurity

HHS seeks zero trust support

The highly federated agency is looking for contactor assistance to hit enterprisewide security goals.

People

Meet the 2023 Rising Stars

This year's class of Rising Stars has been selected both for their accomplishments over the past year and for their leadership potential.

Acquisition

Civilian IT budgets to dive in 2024, PSC forecasts

Expect a return to pre-pandemic IT spending levels in the coming years, the trade group warned.

Digital Government

White House spectrum strategy leans into sharing, tech standards

The Biden administration is targeting 2,786 MHz of spectrum to study for possible sharing or reallocation to commercial users.

Digital Government

House GOP pulls funding bill covering IRS, GSA, OMB and more

The leadership team around new House Speaker Mike Johnson removed the bill — which would have defunded GSA’s digital services team, 18F — from floor consideration because of an intra-party policy dispute.

Acquisition

Biden wants better deals from contractors

A new administration push is underway to leverage procurement data and purchasing power to generate savings.

People

Cyber Director nominee talks AI, collaboration at confirmation hearing

Harry Coker, the Biden Administration's choice to lead the Office of the National Cyber Director, said he'll draw on his experience as a program manager to make sure agencies hit their milestones on implementing the government's cyber strategy.

Artificial Intelligence

Biden signs AI order but stresses need for legislation

The long-anticipated executive order on artificial intelligence is broad, detailed and expansive, but the White House wants Congress to do more.