CXO Briefing

EPA’s Digital Chief Steps Down

The former 18F director and PIF is joining a Danish software company.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Still ‘At-Risk’ Career Field in the Federal Government

The Obama administration plans to publish the first-ever governmentwide cybersecurity HR strategy later this month.

CXO Briefing

Software Savings Bill Advances in House

The bill would require agencies to maintain comprehensive software inventories.

CXO Briefing

What You Probably Didn't Know About the US CIO Role

Pop quiz: What is Tony Scott’s job title? If you’re a regular Nextgov reader, you probably said “federal chief information officer.” But that’s only half-right.

CXO Briefing

VA Changes Course on Scheduling System Again

Officials say they can actually do things cheaper and quicker more using revamped versions of VA’s own in-house systems.

Cybersecurity

White House Is About to Name a New Cyber Official

The administration is considering candidates with previous government experience as well as Washington outsiders.

CXO Briefing

OPM Seeks Social Media Tracking for Background Checks

OPM is conducting market research to find companies that can perform automated social media tracking and other types of Web crawling.

CXO Briefing

White House Sends Bill for $3B IT Fund to Congress

Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer, the House Democratic whip, said he would sponsor the legislation and plans to formally introduce it when Congress returns to session next week.

Cybersecurity

Are Federal Regs Keeping Agencies From Cutting-Edge Cyber Tools?

Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., is worried federal agencies are behind the curve when it comes to purchasing cutting-edge cybersecurity tools and services.

Cybersecurity

Lawmakers Want Answers on Stolen HHS Laptop That Potentially Contained Personal Info on Millions

The chairman and ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee want to know why it took HHS tow months to notify Congress.

Cybersecurity

Federal Cybersecurity by the Numbers: The Biggest Spenders and the Biggest Threats

The annual scorecard tracking agencies’ compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act shows some agencies are backsliding.

CXO Briefing

How the West Wing Got New Wi-Fi

First, workers had to remove 13,000 lbs of unused cables left inside the White House walls from previous upgrade efforts over the years.

CXO Briefing

Are CIOs to Blame for the Legacy IT Crisis?

GAO research shows the average tenure for an agency CIO barely tops two years.

Cybersecurity

OPM Gives Health Insurance Companies New Rules for Reporting Cyberincidents

Last year, both OPM and one of the biggest insurers in the FEHBP program -- Anthem Inc. -- were breached, purportedly by the same band of Chinese state-backed hackers.

CXO Briefing

FITARA’s Growing Pains: CIOs Raise Concerns

Boosting the authority of agency CIOs when it comes to overseeing IT spending and contracting is one of the key aims of the law -- but it will take some time

CXO Briefing

Pentagon CIO Wants Congress to Make it Easier to Bring in Tech Talent

One of the biggest tech challenges facing the department is retaining the IT workforce, says Terry Halvorsen.

Cybersecurity

Survey: Agency Cyber Pros Prefer Perimeter Defense to Encryption

Encryption and other data-at-rest defenses were ranked “dead last” in terms of spending plans over the next year, according to a new report.

CXO Briefing

Border Agency Ready to Expand Virtual Fence along Southern Border

New border technology has successfully completed operational testing after being assessed in the field for past several months.

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