White House e-mail was down 23 percent of Obama's first 40 days

The new administration walked into a White House of ancient IT and crumbling systems, CIO says.

Cybersecurity

Can simulated attack on NYC power grid bridge the partisan divide?

The demonstration for senators is designed to stress the urgency of passing cybersecurity legislation sooner rather than later.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Obama proposes online privacy bill of rights, voluntary Do Not Track

The administration's plan, which includes a consumer bill of rights and a Do-Not-Track browser feature, gives government limited enforcement powers, but could still have some teeth.

Cybersecurity

Hackers strike again: California city's site latest target

The city of Sacramento, California's, website is the most recent government website to suffer an attack, which is becoming a trend. So who will be next?

Cybersecurity

White House: Tech standards are (mostly) industry's job

Standards will be created primarily by industry, but the government will still have a say in national priority areas such as cybersecurity, health care IT and clean energy.

Cybersecurity

Wikipedia, others staging anti-SOPA blackout; White House weighs in

The online encyclopedia, Reddit and other sites will go dark Jan. 18 in protest, and the Obama administration agrees with their concerns over freedom of speech, Internet commerce and DNS security.

Users: We want a federal app store

A mobile app store and common mobile acquisition practices were among suggestions received from a call for comments by federal CIO Steven VanRoekel.

Cloud & Infrastructure

White House report finds agencies' sites weave a tangled Web

A report from the .gov Reform Task Force finds that federal agencies are all over the map with how many websites they operate, starting with NASA and its more than 1,500 sites.

Cloud & Infrastructure

White House opens the source code for Data.gov

The Data.gov in a Box project with India aims to bring transparency to other governments, but the idea has its doubters.

Cloud & Infrastructure

OMB pushing agencies to streamline the federal domain

Improving the findability of information is a key motivator for the Obama administration's effort to reduce the number of government websites.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Congress, White House ready to throw down over net neutrality

Congress wants to nullify the FCC's net neutrality rules, which would take effect Nov. 20, but the Obama administration has threatened to veto the resolution.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Federal CIO says FedRAMP to be mandatory

Steve VanRoekel said that, if agencies use NIST guidelines, FedRAMP and monitoring when moving to the cloud, they can be a lot more secure than they are today

Cybersecurity

China puts itself in the cyber crosshairs — what now?

The evidence that China is behind of a lot of hacking against the United States continues to mount; the question is what the United States should do about it.

Secure Android kernel could make for 'classified' smart phones

A public/private research team develops a hardened kernel for Android 3.0, which could lead to widespread use of smart phones in military and emergency operations.

Cybersecurity

Memo to Congress: On cybersecurity, regulation isn't a dirty word

GOP recommendations for cybersecurity seek to avoid burdensome regulation, but both industry and government need a firm baseline defining what is expected of them.

Cybersecurity

GOP cybersecurity task force: Cooperate, don’t regulate

The GOP response to the White House proposal for cybersecurity legislation focuses on limited, near-term objectives.

State & Local

Broadband gap tied to income, study finds

A Connected Nation report says up to 17 million children don't have home broadband access.

Cybersecurity

5 game-changing ideas for federal cyber R&D

The Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative asked for ideas to transform the cyber infrastructure and found five areas with real potential.

Cybersecurity

Senators: Don't make a federal case out of all cyber crimes

Leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee say Obama administration proposals to update the Cyber Fraud and Abuse Act might go too far.

Cloud & Infrastructure

How does your agency rank on Performance.gov?

The new online dashboard tracks how well managers get their jobs done in advancing the president's management programs, and makes the information open to the public.

X
This website uses cookies to enhance user experience and to analyze performance and traffic on our website. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. Learn More / Do Not Sell My Personal Information
Accept Cookies
X
Cookie Preferences Cookie List

Do Not Sell My Personal Information

When you visit our website, we store cookies on your browser to collect information. The information collected might relate to you, your preferences or your device, and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to and to provide a more personalized web experience. However, you can choose not to allow certain types of cookies, which may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings according to your preference. You cannot opt-out of our First Party Strictly Necessary Cookies as they are deployed in order to ensure the proper functioning of our website (such as prompting the cookie banner and remembering your settings, to log into your account, to redirect you when you log out, etc.). For more information about the First and Third Party Cookies used please follow this link.

Allow All Cookies

Manage Consent Preferences

Strictly Necessary Cookies - Always Active

We do not allow you to opt-out of our certain cookies, as they are necessary to ensure the proper functioning of our website (such as prompting our cookie banner and remembering your privacy choices) and/or to monitor site performance. These cookies are not used in a way that constitutes a “sale” of your data under the CCPA. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not work as intended if you do so. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser. Visit www.allaboutcookies.org to learn more.

Sale of Personal Data, Targeting & Social Media Cookies

Under the California Consumer Privacy Act, you have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information to third parties. These cookies collect information for analytics and to personalize your experience with targeted ads. You may exercise your right to opt out of the sale of personal information by using this toggle switch. If you opt out we will not be able to offer you personalised ads and will not hand over your personal information to any third parties. Additionally, you may contact our legal department for further clarification about your rights as a California consumer by using this Exercise My Rights link

If you have enabled privacy controls on your browser (such as a plugin), we have to take that as a valid request to opt-out. Therefore we would not be able to track your activity through the web. This may affect our ability to personalize ads according to your preferences.

Targeting cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Social media cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.

If you want to opt out of all of our lead reports and lists, please submit a privacy request at our Do Not Sell page.

Save Settings
Cookie Preferences Cookie List

Cookie List

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts. More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

We do not allow you to opt-out of our certain cookies, as they are necessary to ensure the proper functioning of our website (such as prompting our cookie banner and remembering your privacy choices) and/or to monitor site performance. These cookies are not used in a way that constitutes a “sale” of your data under the CCPA. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not work as intended if you do so. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser. Visit www.allaboutcookies.org to learn more.

Functional Cookies

We do not allow you to opt-out of our certain cookies, as they are necessary to ensure the proper functioning of our website (such as prompting our cookie banner and remembering your privacy choices) and/or to monitor site performance. These cookies are not used in a way that constitutes a “sale” of your data under the CCPA. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not work as intended if you do so. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser. Visit www.allaboutcookies.org to learn more.

Performance Cookies

We do not allow you to opt-out of our certain cookies, as they are necessary to ensure the proper functioning of our website (such as prompting our cookie banner and remembering your privacy choices) and/or to monitor site performance. These cookies are not used in a way that constitutes a “sale” of your data under the CCPA. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not work as intended if you do so. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser. Visit www.allaboutcookies.org to learn more.

Sale of Personal Data

We also use cookies to personalize your experience on our websites, including by determining the most relevant content and advertisements to show you, and to monitor site traffic and performance, so that we may improve our websites and your experience. You may opt out of our use of such cookies (and the associated “sale” of your Personal Information) by using this toggle switch. You will still see some advertising, regardless of your selection. Because we do not track you across different devices, browsers and GEMG properties, your selection will take effect only on this browser, this device and this website.

Social Media Cookies

We also use cookies to personalize your experience on our websites, including by determining the most relevant content and advertisements to show you, and to monitor site traffic and performance, so that we may improve our websites and your experience. You may opt out of our use of such cookies (and the associated “sale” of your Personal Information) by using this toggle switch. You will still see some advertising, regardless of your selection. Because we do not track you across different devices, browsers and GEMG properties, your selection will take effect only on this browser, this device and this website.

Targeting Cookies

We also use cookies to personalize your experience on our websites, including by determining the most relevant content and advertisements to show you, and to monitor site traffic and performance, so that we may improve our websites and your experience. You may opt out of our use of such cookies (and the associated “sale” of your Personal Information) by using this toggle switch. You will still see some advertising, regardless of your selection. Because we do not track you across different devices, browsers and GEMG properties, your selection will take effect only on this browser, this device and this website.