Biden's first budget ups cyber and tech spending

The Biden administration released its $6 trillion fiscal year 2022 budget proposal on Friday, including $1.5 trillion in discretionary spending across federal agencies.

Questions loom over who will pay for the cyber EO mandates

New marching orders for agencies and technology vendors in the Biden administration's new cybersecurity policy need to be supported in the budget, industry reps say.

CISA chief: cyber order will 'stretch the system'

The executive order, which was published Wednesday night, contains deadlines for CISA, the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of Management and Budget and other agencies to begin reworking the government's cybersecurity with some timelines as short as 30 days from its signing.

Where's the accountability for Solarwinds?

Three top cybersecurity officials struggled to answer questions from lawmakers about who is to blame for the government's failure to stop the breach of nine federal agencies.

Law to give glimpse into potentially devastating defense cuts

President Barack Obama on Aug. 7 signed the Sequestration Transparency Act, a law that will require his office to provide details within 30 days on how sequestration, if enacted in January.

OMB to industry execs: Sorry, can't help you with sequestration details

White House officials told a small group of top U.S. defense executives recently they wouldn't be getting any specific details on the federal government's plans for the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration.

Budget blues force Air Force to cancel IT event

The Air Force's annual IT conference has been shelved for 2012 as event spending comes under tough government scrutiny.

DOD lone holdout on data center closure reporting

DOD has missed two deadlines to report data center consolidation progress, but an official says the department has surpassed target figures.

OMB's press shop joins Twitter

Policy wonks can now follow @OMBPress for the latest news.

Kundra's leaving evokes some congrats, some good riddances

The government IT and social media communities either have very positive attitudes, the never-extinguished entrepreneurial spirit, or hearts broken so many times as their leader prepares to move on to Harvard University.

White House officials miss the order of leadership

Obama administration officials joke about their duties and jobs.

Federal IT leaders receive AFFIRM awards

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra and other government executives were honored at AFFIRM's leadership awards luncheon.

Government has 'late-mover advantage,' Zients says

Jeffrey Zients, chief performance officer, has an optimistic view of the government's productivity gap.

National security switcheroo: Panetta to DOD, Petraeus to CIA?

The top U.S. commander will likely succeed current CIA Director Leon Panetta once Panetta replaces Robert Gates as defense secretary, and more shake-ups are imminent, news outlets report.

Former political powerhouses join Partnership's board

The Partnership for Public Service has elected former Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag and other key figures to its board of directors.

Shutdown impact on DOD uncertain, but ominous

The Defense Department is closely studying its authorities to determine how to keep department functioning if the government shuts down.

Cyberattacks on agency networks on the rise

Cyber incidents involving federal agencies climbed 39 percent in the last fiscal year, according to an OMB report that also found FISMA compliance and employee security training to be lacking.