information security

White House disagrees with GAO over agencies’ information security program ratings


OMB refutes the watchdog's finding that it should adopt a more precise scale for rating agencies' IT security.

Information security a ‘major management challenge’ at the State Department


Configuration management of products and systems, in particular, had gone unaddressed, prompting OIG to recommend the under secretary for management get involved.

Let’s Talk About IT Ep. 7 — Is federal cybersecurity getting better?


In this episode, sponsored by Cisco, FedScoop chats with Air Force CISO Wanda Jones Heath and Cisco's Will Ash.

Expert advises agency leaders to rethink identity as the new security boundary


Cloud-based identity and access management platforms can deploy in just weeks and reduce costs as agencies modernize login and access credentials.

Many federal agencies still weak on information security, GAO report finds


The vast majority of the 24 Chief Financial Officer Act agencies struggle in five key control areas.

Audit: OPM, other agencies, weak on IT security of high-impact systems


Four federal agencies, including the Office of Personnel Management, that use "high-impact" information systems have failed to secure them properly, leaving them at greater risk of penetration by hackers or cyber-spies, congressional auditors found.