Cybersecurity

NSA Staffer Sentenced to 5.5 Years in Prison for Taking Documents Home

Ellicott City-based Pho was a computer developer handling top secret intelligence.

CIO Briefing

NSA Director: The Agency 'Sells Itself' to Potential Recruits

Nakasone tells industry group of 92 percent retention rate, need for diversity.

Data

Streamlined Grant Reporting May Be Coming Soon

Survey shows data standardization can boost efficiency, though cultural blocks remain.

IT Modernization

IRS Plans to Hire 1,700, Upgrade Outdated Technology

In a new strategic plan, the agency projects a 17 percent increase in phone calls as it implements the new tax law.

Data

Report: How HHS Buried Information About the Affordable Care Act

A transparency group analyzed the removal and demotion of information related to Obamacare on a federal website.

CIO Briefing

Groups Monitoring Agency Website Changes See Deeper Trump Agenda

Removal of some health data from HHS site is simply a matter of reorganizing information by disease, not population group, HHS says.

CIO Briefing

Mulvaney Targets Consumer Bureau's 'Yelp'-Like Complaint Portal

Acting director encourages bankers’ argument against posting unvetted criticism.

CIO Briefing

GAO Will Probe ‘Fake Comments’ to Regulatory Agencies

Democrats on House commerce panel want Justice Department involvement too.

Policy

Trump Team Enters New, Risky Territory on Shutdown Budgeting

Administration may be skirting the limits of its legal authority to carry forward and transfer funding.

CIO Briefing

Legal Specialists Defend GSA's Handover of Transition Emails to Mueller Probe

Letter from Trump counsel claiming that the transition emails were private and privileged largely seen as a political move.

CIO Briefing

The Pentagon’s Spending Data Doesn’t Add Up

The DATA Act was supposed to create financial transparency, but a watchdog found plenty of inaccuracies.

CIO Briefing

Government Warms to Continuous Monitoring of Personnel With Clearances

The government’s security clearance process currently “is stuck in the industrial age."

CIO Briefing

GSA Watchdog Details Clash That Drove Sharpe from Acquisition Service

The unredacted report features new details about a fight over the technology modernization fund.

CIO Briefing

NSA Still Vulnerable to Insider Threats, Watchdog Found

Four years after Edward Snowden leaked highly classified data, the agency still hadn’t implemented key protections, secret audit shows.