Pentagon’s Digital Guru Chris Lynch to Depart

DOD office instrumental in the JEDI cloud competition is getting a new director this month.

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FAA Greenlights Drone Company to Deliver Food in One Virginia Town


The Federal Aviation Administration gave its first OK to drone company to deliver commercial goods.

IRS’ Outdated App Security Leaves Taxpayers at Risk of Identity Theft, Watchdog Says


The agency is updating identity verification controls for its suite of web applications, but the effort won’t be wrapped up until 2023.


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Progress Is Finally Being Made on Security Clearance Backlog

Improvements to processing times are still needed.


SEC Pulls On-Ramp For $2.5 Billion IT Contract

The agency is reworking the on-ramp solicitation for its massive enterprise IT vehicle, which, if officials aren’t careful, could take down the entire contract.


Speed: The Most Essential Concept in Cyber

Speed defines both the success of the defender and the attacker.


Government Workforce Management—Overdue for an Overhaul

Agencies are handicapped by outdated management rules—it isn’t a worker problem, it’s a system problem.


Top Cyber Diplomat Says U.S. Needs Allies’ Help to Punish Cyberattacks

Creating a unified international response around online attacks will help “establish the legitimacy” of norms for cyberspace, says Rob Strayer.


Cyber Officials Swear They Aren't the Enemy

Federal cyber officials want to help agencies build more secure health care systems, not just say no.


When a Country Bans Social Media

Sri Lanka’s ban on social media forces a question nobody wants to ask: What if a global media network is impossible?


Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy Announces Second Class

The second class will be open to all feds, not just those who do not work in IT.


Acting Defense Secretary Appoints New Digital Service Director

Chris Lynch and his hoodie are leaving the Pentagon.


How to Build a Better Password Than ‘123456’

The U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre offers simple advice for people and organizations for more secure options.