cybersecurity

OMB Seeks Comments on Draft Federal Data Security Guidance

The Office of Management and Budget will collect public comments on the agency’s draft guide for how to manage cybersecurity requirements in federal acquisition processes. OMB ...
Richard Spires

OMB, CIOs to Assess Agencies’ FITARA Compliance; Richard Spires Comments

Richard Spires The Office of Management and Budget and a group of former and current federal chief information officers have partnered to assess how agencies implement the Federal Information ...
GSA

Kathy Conrad: Open Data Among ‘Key Principles of Government’

Kathy Conrad, former principal deputy associate administrator of the General Services Administration‘s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, has highlighted ...
Shaun Donovan

Shaun Donovan: Agencies’ 2017 Budget Plans Must Include Collaborative R&D Programs

Shaun Donovan Shaun Donovan, director of the Office of Management and Budget, has asked federal agencies to set multiagency science and technology program priorities when they craft ...
Jeh Johnson

Jeh Johnson: ‘Einstein’ Program Reauthorization Needed for Federal Cyber Defense

Jeh Johnson Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has urged Congress to authorize the Einstein cyber intrusion and prevention program and also remove what he views ...
cybersecurity

Report: Interior Dept Mandates 2-Factor Authentication for Network Access

The U.S. Interior Department has ordered its employees to use a smart card and password when they log into the department’s computer network as part of an effort to strengthen ...
GAO

GAO: Agencies Must Adopt Multilayered Security Approach

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the use of a multilayered approach to security in light of recent cyber attacks on government networks. In a statement to the House ...
shared services

John Marshall: Legislation Needed to Increase Govt Adoption of Shared Service Strategies

The U.S. government needs legislation to encourage federal agencies to implement more outsourcing methods for their organizational processes, according to John Marshall, founder and ...
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GAO Urges Federal Agencies to Improve Energy-Saving Project Oversight

The Government Accountability Office estimates that seven federal civilian and military agencies have awarded energy savings performance contracts worth a combined $12.1 billion to ...
Mary Davie

Mary Davie: New Labor Categories, Cyber Standards to Feature in Alliant 2 Vehicles

Mary Davie The General Services Administration has notified industry about the latest iterations of three contract vehicles for federal information technology products and service offerings. Mary ...