Bill Evanina, the director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center and the National Counterintelligence Executive, said the lead agencies reforming the security clearance process made subtle, but important changes to how investigators check employees’ backgrounds.
President Donald Trump decided not to sign a new cybersecurity executive order on Jan. 31, but more specifics of the plan to secure federal and private sector networks emerge.
The Office of Management and Budget and Office of Personnel Management released another memo with more details on how agencies should implement the President’s hiring freeze. The latest guidance includes exemptions to the hiring freeze and instructions for how agencies should request others.
Maria Horton, CEO of EmeSEc, explains why having a strong cyber incident response plan is critical to your organization’s success.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order further taking aim at what the administration calls the regulatory burden on businesses and citizens.
Cyber experts say the nation’s challenges are well known and another set of reviews, as proposed by the Trump administration, is delaying the real work to fix vulnerabilities and mitigate risks.
Sources confirmed CIOs from State, DHS, EPA and OPM and the CTO from VA talked a variety of issues with the Trump transition team toward the end of Obama administration.
The Office of Management and Budget detailed a few immediate actions that agencies should take following President Donald Trump’s recently announced hiring freeze.
Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) offered his first insights into his management ideas during his two-committee marathon nomination hearings to be the next director of the Office of Management and Budget.
President Donald Trump’s hiring freeze memo leaves plenty of room for agency interpretation, human capital experts say. Specifically, it lets agencies ask for exemptions to the short term hiring freeze, until the Office of Management and Budget develops a plan to cut the size of the federal workforce through attrition. That concept, experts say, should worry agencies more than a 90-day freeze.
OMB changed the reporting structure of the U.S. Digital Service, taking it out from under the federal CIO. Current and former government sources say the organization grew too big and powerful, and needs to be better controlled by the new administration.
Before leaving the Obama administration, Tony Scott, the federal CIO, released a report for the next administration to better understand the past, current and potential future of technology in agencies.
Sources say Emily Murphy and Joshua Steinman could be in line for high-profile positions in the Trump administration.
The Unified Shared Services Management office released a concept of operations and an RFI for software-as-a-service as part of its plan to continue moving the initiative forward in 2017.
Civilian agencies are having to balance progress and setbacks as they work to implement the DATA Act by its May rollout. But financial officials admit the deadline is really a starting point for standardized financial reporting.