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Cybersecurity sprint ends with some agencies reporting successes

The 30-day "cybersecurity sprint" federal agencies undertook in response to serious data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management wrapped up July 12. Now, agencies await review from senior Obama administration officials and the promised Federal Civilian Cybersecurity Strategy.

Archuleta resigns in wake of OPM breach

Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta submitted her resignation to President Barack Obama on Friday, according to an emailed statement from an agency spokesperson. Archuleta steps down just one day after publicly announcing that 21.5 million individuals' sensitive records were stolen in a breach of the agency's background investigation database.

Archuleta keeps breach numbers close to the vest, has federal CIO's support

During the last of three congressional hearings held last week to address data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management, OPM Director Katherine Archuleta held her ground in refusing to peg a final number on compromised records.

Federal CIO: Agencies would benefit from data committees

The federal government already has a great deal of talent in data science, but agencies aren't organized to best leverage it for their programs, said Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott.

OMB issues draft FITARA guidance that significantly broadens power, role of federal CIOs

OMB laid out its plan for implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, which gives CIOs a greater role in IT program governance, personnel processes and improves the transparency into IT investments.

GAO finds Copyright Office's IT lacking

The Copyright Office has serious holes in its management and use of information technology, a new report found. The office has had no permanent chief information officer for more than two years and its request for more than $7 million to invest in and improve IT in fiscal 2015 and 2016 lacks justification

New federal CIO hopes to ride 'a tide of good trends'

As the new lead for federal information technology, Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott plans to ride "a tide of good trends" that includes realizing savings from TechStat and PortfolioStat activities, consolidating data centers and digitizing government services.

New federal CIO seeks 'rising stars' to tackle IT issues

Just shy of a month after President Obama named him the next federal chief information officer, Tony Scott announced the 2015 CIO Council IT Solutions Challenge.

VMware's Tony Scott named federal chief information officer

The White House announced Feb. 5 that Tony Scott, chief information officer at cloud and virtualization software company VMWare, is the next federal CIO.

Governmentwide models, policy templates needed to advance federal mobility, says report

Agency mobility efforts would benefit from shared models and templates that are approved and endorsed by the federal chief information officer and CIO council, according to a whitepaper (pdf) published by the MITRE Corporation and the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center.