Tag: Federal

Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications

Why it’s getting harder to find sharable federal spectrum

June 13, 2018

Via: FCW

The government is sitting on a goldmine of radio spectrum that could be used to accelerate 5G deployment, but crafting a coordinated policy to get there is complicated. One obvious way is to provide incentives for federal agencies to relinquish […]

Federal, Policy

Union sues Trump over workforce order

June 1, 2018

Via: FCW

The American Federation of Government Employees, the largest federal union, is suing President Donald Trump and the Office of Personnel Management over a recent executive order aimed at restricting union activity. The lawsuit was filed May 30 in the U.S. […]

Federal, Policy

OPM pushes cuts to federal retirement benefits

May 8, 2018

Via: FCW

The Office of Personnel Management is moving ahead with a series of changes to employee benefits that it estimates will save more than $143 billion over 10 years. In a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), OPM Director Jeff […]

Federal, Networking Security, Operations Security, Policy, Security

DHS cyber strategy to land by mid-May

April 27, 2018

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security will issue a national cybersecurity strategy in mid-May, the DHS chief told a key House committee oversight hearing. “It will be shortly, within the next two weeks,” DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told the ranking member […]

Federal, Policy

Feds face unexpected taxes on moving expenses

April 26, 2018

Via: FCW

For federal employees who move for work, the new tax law could leave them on the hook for taxes on their moving expenses. Employer-covered moving expenses were tax deductible under the former tax code, but the new law eliminated this […]

Federal, Policy, State & Local

States advance talks with federal officials on harmonizing regulations

April 26, 2018

Via: StateScoop

A group representing state chief information officers says progress was made in private talks with federal officials Wednesday on solving state government’s woes in complying with a varied and sometimes conflicting mass of regulations. The talks were held between approximately […]

Federal, Operations Security, Policy, Security

Maryland pounces on federal funding for election cybersecurity

April 17, 2018

Via: StateScoop

All nine members of U.S. Congress representing Maryland requested this month that Republican Gov. Larry Hogan bolster the state’s election security and infrastructure before the 2018 midterms. Gov. Hogan agreed. In a letter to the governor, lawmakers wrote, “With the […]

Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

TIC still tripping up agencies’ cloud modernization efforts

April 3, 2018

Via: FCW

The federal government is pushing to modernize its IT infrastructure of several fronts, but agencies are still struggling with conflicting goals like cloud adoption, telework policies and Trusted Internet Connection compliance. At a March 15 event hosted by CA Technologies, […]

Networking Security, Security

Federal networks susceptible to router hacks, DHS says

March 7, 2018

Via: FCW

A 2016 report from the Department of Homeland Security on network infrastructure security sheds new light on how DHS was dealing with widespread vulnerabilities in a popular router used by federal agencies. The report, issued in conjunction with Binding Operational […]


Here’s What You Need to Know About ADA Compliance

March 2, 2018

Via: Michael Boyd

In June 2017, a Florida federal judge decided that Winn-Dixie’s website violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (also known as ADA). The North American retailer was required to update its site because it was inaccessible to the visually impaired. According […]