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Agencies Often Lack Strong Authentication and it’s a Big Problem

Agencies reported nearly 70,000 cyberincidents in fiscal 2014, a 15 percent bump up from the previous year.

Lawmakers Want a Few Good Hackers to Help Bring Congress into the 21st Century

Next week, Hack4Congress will bring together a wide array of participants to help solve challenges that could make Congress function more efficiently.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter

DOD to Start Its Own Digital Service Team

The new squad is already working to transfer electronic health records to the Department of Veterans Affairs from DOD.

the USIS building in Falls Church, Va. A cyber-attack similar to previous hacker intrusions from China penetrated computer networks for months at USIS, the government’s leading security clearance contractor.

Private Investigators Say Hacked and Bankrupt USIS Didn’t Shirk Security

Investigators retained by USIS said the company deployed appropriate defenses and was cooperative with government probes.

A New Look at How Federal IT Reform is Faring in 5 Charts

The new data measure the extent to which agency IT projects stay within budget and on schedule and the average time it takes to deliver key phases of a project.

Innovation in Federal IT? Sorry, Not in the Budget This Year

A new survey, not surprisingly, finds “budget limitations” are the top barrier to new IT adoption.

Protestors rally against NSA surveillance in Washington in 2013.

House Lawmakers Float Bill to End NSA Mass Surveillance

A bipartisan group is launching a final push to reform the government’s spying apparatus.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.

Lawmaker Says USIS May Have Shortchanged Cybersecurity before Hack of 27,000 Employee Records

The new accusations come on top of a $1 billion Justice Department lawsuit alleging USIS defrauded the government by conducting incomplete background investigations.

Here Are the Agency Websites Google Doesn’t Think are Mobile Friendly

Bad news for some dot-govs: Google will now rank websites based on their mobile friendliness.

FCC Website Gets a Refresh

A prototype of the site went live after months of research and focus groups.