SPECIAL REPORT For years cybersecurity lagged compared to other competing priorities, as federal officials dealt with other programs affected by tighter budgets and resources. But with an intensifying threat, that's changed. Read the report
A final draft on a standard for protecting controlled unclassified information, or CUI, in nonfederal information systems is available for comment.
As governments use the web for surveillance among other stresses to keep it an open and independent medium, Tim Berners-Lee suggested that people create a Bill of Rights or Magna Carta that enshrines the principles of the Web or Internet.
The CIO Council recently released a searchable database of public laws, executive orders, memos and other documents from the White House budget office in what it's calling an IT Policy Library.
The world's largest library and the country's oldest federal cultural institution is increasingly relying on IT as it continues to carry its collection mission in the Digital Age, but it's struggling to effectively administer and protect new systems.
The agency is looking for people to volunteer to be part of the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee, which serves as a public forum for electronic tax issues with the goal of going paperless,
In the early hours of March 31, the Treasury Department pushed out an update to USASpending.gov, one of the federal government's premier open data platforms, but instead of ushering in improvements or new capabilities, changes to the massive database tool stripped the site of critical functionality.
Brazil and Germany – two countries concerned about data collection, electronic surveillance and interception of digital communications by governments and private companies – pushed for a resolution that established the special investigator.
Chinese hackers are reportedly continuing their assault on the U.S. social coding platform GitHub with a distributed denial-of-service attack that is routing traffic from China's most popular search engine, The Wall Street Journal reported March 29.
The federally led program that's trying to provide secure online identity interactions for individuals and organizations across the nation is soliciting applications to test privacy-enhancing technologies.