The Office of Management and Budget has officially given federal chief information officers more clout in the government. By releasing the final draft of implementation guidance for the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, OMB awards CIOs bigger IT governance and personnel management roles.
Since news came out about the cyber attack on the Office of Personnel Management, more information has come out about the agency's steps to help millions of affected government workers and to shore up its cyber defenses.
A little more than a year ago, DoD implemented the Risk Management Framework for DoD Information Technology, or RMF for DoD IT. Defense officials expect it to be more flexible, more effective and provide a continuous view of security risks so they can be reviewed in a more timely manner.
A new National Research Council report says the State Department needs to take greater advantage of science and technology capabilities to promote U.S. foreign policy, economic and national security interests and address complex global challenges.
An HTTPS standard is intended to better protect website visitors and services as well as to limit vulnerabilities and potential exposure of sensitive data such as browser identity, website content, search terms and information submitted by users.
Hackers with ties to Syria claimed responsibility for an attack on the Army's homepage yesterday that led military officials to take the site down.
While a working group's proposal would enhance the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers's accountability to a global multistakeholder community, a Syracuse University professor writes that some of the group's chartering members are also trying to make themselves more powerful within the Internet oversight body.
The General Services Administration has been making gains with its governmentwide acquisition contract, or GWAC, program according to a new report.
Hackers breached the Office of Personnel Management's computer systems and potentially compromised the personal data of about 4 million current and former employees, according to a statement from the agency emailed to reporters June 4.
Eligible members of the Army's active duty and enlisted personnel now have a clear path for reclassifying as cyber operations specialists.
No computer system will be flawless, ACLU said in a letter to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration suggesting three ways to keep access out of the wrong hands.
The method that hackers used to access tax return information on 104,000 taxpayers last week was "complex and sophisticated in nature," the Internal Revenue Service's commissioner told a Senate committee.
The Defense Department and Japanese Ministry of Defense share several viewpoints about cybersecurity, and that common ground has led the two to promise aid to each other in the event of an attack, according to a joint statement.
Since inception, the GOES-R series – which includes GOES-R, -S, -T, and -U satellites – has had several major setbacks due to changes in scope and costs, lack of certain experienced personnel, and even the impact from sequestration, resulting in several launch delays.
Digital surveillance by the federal government took a hit and then landed softly as controversial portions of the USA Patriot Act expired and the USA Freedom Act passed this week.
NASA launched a vehicle of a different kind last week – one that encourages developers to explore the space agency's database and begin using or contributing application programming interfaces.
The Defense Department's efforts to curb insider threats don't go far enough, a new report found.
As the smart grid, cloud computing, cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things continue to collect massive amounts of data about people, significant concerns about the potential infringement on their privacy are being raised.