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LaVerne Council, VA's CIO

New VA CIO Gets to Work

LaVerne Council, a former IT executive at Dell and pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, took the oath of office Monday.

Donna Seymour, CIO of OPM

OPM Hiring IT Staff to Work on Cyber Upgrades

The agency that suffered three big data breaches needs $170,000 project managers to move forward with a computer upgrade.

U.S. Attorney Dana Boente said software companies overcharged the government.

White House CIO’s Former Software Firm Settles False Claims Act Suit

VMware and Carahsoft agree to pay $75 million for overcharging agencies.

In the Future, We’ll All Use Our Phones to Identify Ourselves

The most successful mobile identity services highly depend on collaboration between public authorities, banks, telecom operators and the private sector.

Timeline: Government Data Breaches

Since April 2013, six hacks targeted OPM and its contractors.

A view of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, before President Barack Obama spoke. Obama renewed his call for Congress to pass cybersecurity legislation.

Pentagon Contractors Rank Below Retailers and Banks When it Comes to Cybersecurity

Pentagon suppliers score below hacked retailers and banks on cyber defense, according to industry-developed metrics.

Q&A: Why Congress is Jumping on the Open Source Bandwagon

Ben Balter, chief executive for code repository site Github, talked with Nextgov about last week's announcement.

Why Americans Don’t Trust the Government to Safeguard Their Data

Many consumers do not have much faith in federal agencies keeping their personal information safe, according to a new report.

A chart of data breaches is shown on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, as witnesses testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform committee's hearing on the Office of Personnel Management data breach.

After the OPM Breach, It’s Time for IT Organizations to be Accountable

Modernized technology and formal standards like FISMA won’t be enough -- mindsets must change, too.

DHS Alerts Public to OPM-Related Phishing Scams

Emails claiming to come from the agency and contractor CSID might be after money, U.S. secrets or both, say experts.