GAO: Agencies not documenting cyber incident response

The federal government is not learning critical lessons in cyber incident response because agencies are not effectively documenting how they respond to attacks or what the impact of those attacks have been on agency operations, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

GAO details sequestration’s impact on agencies

The top-level bumps and bruises of the 2013 sequestration have been more than apparent since the major cuts went into effect last March. But a new Government Accountability Office report released Wednesday shows in detail how the decrease in funding reduced or delayed federal agency operations and public services, affecting their partners, like state and local governments, as well.

Are CIOs relevant?

Do chief information officers matter? That was the question posed to six individuals, all of whom have had a career in federal IT management, most of them working the Office of the Chief Information Officer.

TechTake: Lifespan of the CIO

In less than one week since the government has been back open after the holidays, there have been several leadership changes. For many, this raises the issue of the lifespan of the chief information officer and what the government can do to retain more talent.

Kevin Cooke tapped as acting CIO at HUD

Kevin Cooke, deputy chief information officer at the Housing and Urban Development Department, has been named acting CIO. He’s been serving as deputy chief information officer at HUD since Sept. 10.

FedWire: Responsive design, STEM, and capturing space

FedWire is FedScoop’s afternoon roundup of news and notes from the federal IT community. Send your links and videos to tips@fedscoop.com.

FedWire: HUD OIG’s responsive site, modernizing e-reporting and GSA’s mobile eBuy

FedWire is FedScoop’s afternoon roundup of news and notes from the federal IT community. Send your links and videos to tips@fedscoop.com.

Reston company wins VA, HUD app challenge

The departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, along with rock star Jon Bon Jovi, announced Reston, Va.-based Qbase is the winner of the Project REACH Developer Challenge.

Federal IT budget jumps to $82 billion

For the first time since 2009, the federal IT budget is seeing a modest increase. But far from all agencies can expect an influx in their IT dollars.

FedPod: HUD launches fair housing app

John Trasvini, assistant secretary fair housing and equal opportunity, Department of Housing and Urban Development, discusses the agency’s new Housing Discrimination Complaint Application.

FedScoop’s 3rd Annual MobileGov Summit wrap-up

The Pentagon plans to update its mobility strategy on an annual basis to keep the Department of Defense on pace with changing technology, DOD Chief Information Officer Teri Takai said Thursday at FedScoop’s 3rd Annual MobileGov Summit.

How to use HUD Ideas in Action (VIDEO)

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has provided a video walkthrough of how to use HUD Ideas in Action, the agency’s ideation and public engagement website.

HUD CTO Amin to become Commerce DCIO

Kirit Amin is leaving the Department of Housing and Urban Development to become the new deputy chief information officer at the Department of Commerce.

HUD launches ‘Innovation of the Day’ platform

The Department of Housing and Urban Development launched Innovation of the Day, a new online platform that will share innovative practices on affordable housing, community development and other topics close to HUD’s mission.

Up-and-coming: Michael Lawyer

Meet HUD Program Analyst Michael Lawyer.

HUD publishes app to GSA store

The Department of Housing and Urban Developing earlier this month published The Edge, an online magazine from the agency that provides news among other features.

CIOs continue 25-point plan progress updates

Chief information officers throughout the federal government have continued to update the public on the progress made in implementing the “25-Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management.”

FedScoop Interview: Kirit Amin

Five months on the job and Kirit Amin, the new chief technology officer at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, is quickly moving forward on the department’s technology infrastructure modernization project.

HUD Deputy Secretary Sworn In

Maurice Jones was sworn in last Wednesday as deputy secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

FedMentor of the Week: Stan Buch

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Director of Innovation and Open Government Stan Buch is our FedMentor of the Week!

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