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Federal CIO says 'digitization of everything' will help enhance cybersecurity across government

Digitization is forcing the public and private sectors to "re-imagine everything," and this means applying new design techniques, business models and workflows, Tony Scott said. 

Technical problems snag issuance of overseas visas, passports, State Department reports

In a June 12 notice, the State Department said there is no evidence that the problem is cybersecurity related, but it also couldn't say when the problem will be resolved.

FITARA should reduce IT acquisition risks, save money if implemented effectively, says panel

The House Oversight and Government subcommittees on information technology and government operations held a June 10 hearing on the role that the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act can play in reducing IT acquisition risk. 

CIOs get boost with release of FITARA guidance

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. 

DOD, private-sector partnerships key to security, officials say

An employee exchange program between the Defense Department and commercial information technology companies is reaping benefits, a DOD official said. Through the Information Technology Exchange...

DoD makes the IT security gauntlet faster, less burdensome

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.

State Dept. must boost science and technology capabilities to better address US interests

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.

White House mandates HTTPS connection for federal publicly accessible websites

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. 

US, Japan partner on cyber defense

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.

Development, launch of next-gen weather satellites still at risk, Commerce IG finds

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.