FedScoop asked four leading thinkers in national cybersecurity to share what they would do or change to improve the state of national cybersecurity — beyond the framework.
2001 was a turning point for the company that brought the world Windows and arguably, the most popular office suite of productivity applications in history. Microsoft Corp. was under attack from cyber-criminals and it was losing. In fact, internally there were questions about the company’s ability to survive.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last week delivered a sobering message to America’s military allies in Europe: The United States expects NATO countries to be smarter about how they spend their dwindling defense budgets and to modernize.
Officials from federal agencies gathered at FedScoop’s Feb. 27 MobileGov Summit to discuss the challenges and successes of mobile government.
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson testified Wednesday before House lawmakers, in what was billed as an opportunity for the new secretary to lay out for Congress his management and policy priorities for the department.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday outlined the Pentagon’s 2015 budget proposal, which includes a significant reduction in the size of the Army, cuts to major weapons systems and a focus on reducing out-of-control pay and benefits costs.
The Defense Department yesterday released its long-term strategy for dealing with one of the most pressing challenges of the high-tech age — striking the appropriate balance between the Pentagon’s growing need for more communications bandwidth and the economic imperative of making more of that same communications spectrum available to the commercial wireless industry.
When Lt. Col. Bobby Saxon took over the Enterprise Management Decision Support program in 2010, it had just reached full operational capability. Three years and several accolades later, EMDS has evolved into a big data analytics tool that gives Army leaders better insight into unit readiness — and possibly, even a glimpse of the future.
More than a decade of fighting terrorism around the world, along with federal funding constraints and hiring freezes, has led the U.S. intelligence community to rely more heavily on private contractor personnel to fill key positions in everything from cybersecurity to language translation.
Dozens of federal, state and local law enforcement and first-responder agencies are working with the Department of Homeland Security and researchers from Purdue University to produce new visual analysis technologies for analyzing social media posts, blogs and even gang graffiti.
After a night of the winter storm that blanketed the Washington, D.C., area with as much as a foot of snow, the Office of Personnel Management has declared the federal government closed Feb. 13 for all nonessential employees.
How do you detect a person who enters a building through the exit? It may seem like a simple question, but for the Transportation Security Administration and airports across the country it’s a major security challenge.
In an effort to tackle widespread ethics scandals and rid the military of so-called “toxic leaders,” the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff next month will begin beta testing a new officer review process for flag and general officers known as the “360-degree review.”
In 2014, there are just as many network and mobile devices on the planet that there are humans. In two years, the number of mobile and network devices will surpass the human population — twofold. David Bray, chief information officer at the Federal Communications Commission, says for this reason, civic innovation and engagement are more important than ever.
Recent high-profile data breaches at two major retail outlets have reignited efforts by the Obama administration and its allies in the Senate to introduce and pass a federal data security and breach notification law.
To ensure Customs and Border Protection officers remain capable of operating effectively across the nation’s 7,000 miles of land borders and 329 ports of entry, the agency has given its chief technology officer, Wolf Tombe, new responsibilities for identifying innovations that can improve performance while saving money.
Recent departures of senior executives from the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Acquisition Operations have left four of the top positions at the organization vacant.
It was supposed to be the annual worldwide threat briefing. But this year, almost from the very beginning, the hearing deteriorated into a pointed discussion of Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked classified information pertaining to global surveillance programs, and the deleterious impact of the media’s handling of the data.
The Defense Department and the General Services Administration on Jan. 23 delivered a joint report to the president recommending a series of wide-ranging changes to the federal acquisition cycle to help improve cybersecurity and critical infrastructure resilience.
The Office of Management and Budget has called for key changes to a piece of milestone transparency legislation, but those close to the issue say the story may be more about how OMB’s take on the bill compares with the administration’s open data policy.