Waxman reforms ride on DOD bill

The tried-and-true strategy may not work without Senate and president’s support.


FEMA embarks on IT upgrades

New strategy will enable the agency to use DHS administrative systems.


Feds take 'cyber Pearl Harbor' seriously

Federal officials prepare on several fronts for coordinated cyber and physical attacks


Information-sharing efforts making strides, officials say

The Defense, Homeland Security and Justice departments and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence are working more closely than ever to overcome barriers.


OMB restates fiscal 2008 IT budget request

The federal information technology budget request rises to $66.4 billion after the Office of Management and Budget receives more complete agency data.


Time to move beyond FISMA, CISOs say

Some agency chief information security officers advocate moving to real-time monitoring and installing proactive and dynamic defenses.


Office of Special Counsel recommends disciplinary action against Doan

GSA Administrator Lurita Doan violated the Hatch Act during a Jan. 26 political briefing, an OSC report finds.


Customs and Border Protection to expand wireless test

CBP will take its Border Net program to the Great Lakes region.


Einstein keeps an eye on agency networks

Voluntary network gateway monitoring program gives DHS a big-picture view of federal cybersecurity.


Feds face new HSPD-12 hurdles

Challenges include upgrading building access controls and issuing cards to contractors.


DOD is caught in the Web 2.0

Military officials name operational concerns as their reason for blocking popular sites.


DOD: Restriction on social networking sites purely operational

Officials say the military is being proactive against possible bandwidth and security issues.


GSA overrides stop work order for HSPD-12 contract

The agency will have EDS implement the HSPD-12 plan and the technology to begin issuing cards despite two protests.


GSA takes fresh look at contract for

Agency officials decide to follow judge's order and reopen evaluations to revamp the federal procurement portal.


DOD data policy focuses on sharing

New strategy requires more complex thinking about data use, accessibility.


Wagner signs up with IBM

Former GSA official Marty Wagner becomes a senior fellow with IBM Center for Business of Government.

Digital Government

GSA faces another protest on HSPD-12

For the second time in less than a year, vendors find flaws in the award process.

Digital Government

White House officials take charge of COOP

New security directive outlines steps that agencies must take to prepare for disasters.


HUD’s weekly meeting of minds

Executives overcome communication problems that trouble most agencies.


Waxman continues call for procurement reform

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman said agencies must rebuild their acquisition workforce to improve oversight.