Cybersecurity

Merit Board Offers Advice to Fix Reskilling Program That Hasn't Translated to Any New Job Placements

A pilot program to train some non-IT workers with technology skills has not resulted in anyone switching jobs, largely because participants would have needed to take a pay cut.

Watchdog: OPM is At Risk of Not Being Able to Restore IT Systems Post-Disaster 

The massive 2015 data breaches that exposed personal information of current and former federal employees are the subject of an ongoing lawsuit. 

Why You Need to Know What the Government Does With Your Data

Agencies share personally identifiable information with contractors—sometimes for good reasons—but there are serious risks associated with that, and we need guardrails.

Election Assistance Agency Loses Its Top Leaders 

The bipartisan and independent agency also faces pushback from advocacy organizations and potential funding shortages.

Federal Court Denies Government's Appeal Seeking to Kill OPM Hack Lawsuit

With standing established, lower court will now have to hear the case on its merits.

Report: Executive Branch Should Establish an Interagency Task Force to Combat Foreign Election Inference

Bipartisan Senate report recommends a media literacy initiative and a system for alerting people targeted with disinformation.

Trump Administration Seeks to Quash Lawsuit Over OPM Hack

Government says feds are not entitled to damages as hackers intended to use the personal information they gathered for spying, not identity theft or fraud. 

Federal Employees Suing OPM Score Win in Lawsuit Over Data Hacks

Appeals court overrules district-level finding, says federal employee unions have standing to sue.

House Passes Revamped Bipartisan IRS Reform Bill

The Taxpayer First Act would redesign the agency and boost identity theft protection.

NATO Getting More Aggressive on Offensive Cyber

Secretary General Stoltenberg says NATO pushes limits of what the alliance can do in cyberspace.

GAO: GSA Must Do More on Property Management, Cybersecurity

A federal watchdog agency’s reminder on outstanding recommendations comes as the Trump administration pushes for the agency to take on new responsibilities.

Agencies Ramp Up Classified Plans to Protect 2020 Elections

Homeland Security and Justice deliver review of meddling during 2018.

Swamped By Cyberthreats, Citizens Need Government Protection

Governments can help citizens protect their own cybersecurity by providing practical advice and meaningful support.

FBI and Intel Community Release Framework to Thwart Insider Threats

Among 19 elements is the creation of a new career path for federal employees.

INTELLIGENCE FILE Ditching The Dots

Is it time for us to retire an overused expression?

INTELLIGENCE FILE Dodging the Budget Ax

The intelligence community is bracing for spending cuts.