March is U.S. Women’s History Month, which celebrates the historical and scientific contributions made by women. These 10 women have made profound contributions to the history and development of government technology.
A group of senior IT executives and former CIOs are attempting to direct the presidential candidates’ attention to the urgent needs of IT policy in the Federal government. They released a report, titled “Tech Iconoclasts – Voting for America’s Success in a Network World,” an open letter to the candidates that outlines five key needs in Federal IT and recommends policy to address these needs.
A new report by the Congressional Research Service found flaws in keeping track of the size of Federal agencies, and noted that the Pentagon and Department of Homeland Security are having trouble recruiting and training cybersecurity professionals.
Shades of 1999? National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers announced the agency is in the midst of a major reorganization, dubbed NSA 21.
Ashley Mahan can add “evangelist” to her resume. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) named her its “agency evangelist” on Oct. 21. Mahan’s familiarity with Federal IT and cloud computing make her an obvious choice to spread the gospel of cloud computing and sing FedRAMP’s praises to an increasingly receptive congregation of Federal […]
A new study mandated by Congress in the wake of the secret waiting list scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs has uncovered significant evidence that the department’s IT leaders have for years failed to meet the technology needs of clinical professionals treating veterans on the front lines and that those IT failures, along with […]
Despite the growing threat and success of cyberattacks on government and commercial sites, the information community around the world is failing to recruit talented women with the expertise to create a tougher information security wall, a new report says. The 2015 global report, “Women in Security: Wisely Positioned for the Future of InfoSec,” by (ISC)² […]
They think government is inefficient and wasteful. They’re socially liberal and fiscally conservative. They’re stereotyped as lazy and entitled. Born between the early 1980s and mid-1990s, they’re the infamous Generation Y…or, Millennials.
Feds need raises. Feds don’t need bonuses. And are there too many Feds overall? Congress is awash in bills to change federal employee pay and benefits, one way or the other.