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The president's 2017 budget request: Federal information technology

President Barack Obama rolled out his fiscal 2017 budget request to Congress on Feb. 9, which included more than $19 billion, or a roughly 35 percent increase, from fiscal 2016, in funding for cybersecurity to support the president's Cybersecurity National Action Plan.

Secret Service radios need an upgrade, says DHS OIG

As part of the U.S. Secret Service's protective mission, officers rely on radios for their day-to-day security operations. But a recent audit found those radios are in need of an upgrade.

White House highlights 2015 cybersecurity record, teases new policies

In a blog post, which primarily recapped the White House's 2015 cybersecurity record, the administration also hinted at upcoming policy announcements.

Spotlight: White House launches 'computer science for all' initiative

Over the weekend President Obama unveiled a new initiative aimed at empowering American students to learn computer science.

White House recaps Precision Medicine progress, calls for public involvement

It's been one year since the White House launched its Precision Medicine Initiative, which aims to study the health records and DNA of 1 million volunteers. In his fiscal 2016 budget request, the president earmarked $215 million across agencies for the program.

Testimonials in congressional FOIA report point to administration influence, exemption overuse, noncompliance with processing rules

A congressional report on the handling of Freedom of Information Act requests drew largely on testimonials from agency staff, watchdogs and requesters, and cast an unfavorable light on the state of openness and transparency in the federal government.

White House aims to engage private sector, international organizations in global cybersecurity standards development

The White House has a strategy to better position the U.S. government to support international cybersecurity standards.

Executive Order targets SES hiring, rotations, performance awards

President Barack Obama issued an executive order Dec. 15 that aims to reform the Senior Executive Service by streamlining hiring and onboarding, increasing rotations and raising the spending cap on performance awards to government executives.

Spotlight: Congress, White House near budget deal

A late Monday evening conference call between White House and Congressional lawmakers yielded substantial progress toward a budget deal, the Associated Press reports. A $1.1 trillion governmentwide...

White House calls for feedback on encryption debate

In response to a petition that garnered more than 100,000 signatures and urges the president to support strong encryption technologies, the White House called for public comments on the subject Dec. 8.