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White House pushes $2B increase in IT spending

The White House asked Congress for a $2 billion increase in federal technology funding for fiscal 2014. Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel said there is broad recognition that the time to invest in IT is now because of the long-term savings and benefits it can bring.

Tags: technology , budget , 2014 budget , OMB , IT spending , Steven VanRoekel , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 01:03pm EDT
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Obama to return 5 percent of salary as tribute to furloughed feds

A White House official says President Barack Obama will return part of his salary each month for the rest of the year, to the tune of $20,000.

Tags: sequestration , Barack Obama , salary

Thursday - 04/04/2013, 09:42am EDT

Obama to release 2014 budget proposal on April 10

Under the law, the President was supposed to submit a budget by Feb. 4. White House aides said deliberations over spending and sequestration in the past few months delayed the release of Obama's blueprint.

Tags: 2014 budget , Congress , Barack Obama ,

Thursday - 03/28/2013, 05:21pm EDT

White House employs cross-agency goals to broaden oversight of cyber

Cyber coordinator Michael Daniel released updated goals for TIC, HSPD-12 and continuous monitoring on Performance.gov. He said by adding new goals to the portal, performance improvement officers will pay more attention and influence how agencies meet the targets.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Michael Daniel , OMB , Trusted Internet connection , HSPD-12 , continuous monitoring , PIO , CIO , performance mangement , GSA , DHS , NIST , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 03/15/2013, 05:26am EDT
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OMB, agencies still crunching sequestration-related furlough numbers for non-DoD civilians

The White House released its estimate on the impact of cuts from sequestration would have on each state and the District of Columbia. OMB's Danny Werfel said they still are obtaining clarity on the impact $85 billion in cuts would have on each agency.

Tags: management , sequestration , Danny Werfel , OMB , Congress , workforce , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/25/2013, 05:29am EST

White House seeks to shed the risk-averse cyber information sharing culture

President Obama's recent executive order directing that cyber threat information be shared more broadly with the private sector risks making the data less useful to the intelligence agencies that gather and process it. But the risk is worth the potential reward.

Tags: cybersecurity , industry , critical infrastructure , information sharing , Enhanced Cybersecurity Services , Andy Ozment , Jared Serbu , AFCEA

Monday - 02/25/2013, 05:10am EST
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DHS, NIST lynchpins helping cyber order succeed

The newly issued Executive Order gives NIST, DHS several goals and corresponding deadlines over the next year. NIST will work with industry to create a cybersecurity framework. DHS is expanding the information sharing program so industry can receive classified and unclassified cyber threat data more easily and more quickly.

Tags: technology , NIST , Patrick Gallagher , DHS , Bruce McConnell , Jane Holl Lute , Michael Daniel , cybersecurity , information sharing , Verizon , U.S. Chamber of Commerce , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , Craig Silliman , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 06:24am EST
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