Aaron Boyd is an awarding-winning journalist currently serving as editor of Federal Times — a Washington, D.C. institution covering federal workforce and contracting for more than 50 years — and Fifth Domain — a news and information hub focused on cybersecurity and cyberwar from a civilian, military and international perspective.
With declining donations year-over-year and a late start, the 2017 Combined Federal Campaign has a tough road ahead. That hasn’t put a damper on the spirit of this year’s honorary chair, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, who believes strongly in Americans’ charitable nature – particularly that of federal employees.
Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, who shepherded the House version of the bill, spoke with Federal Times about its chances in conference, what it means for federal CIOs and what’s next for government IT legislation.
After months of current and former U.S. government officials warning against using cybersecurity products developed and sold by Russia-based Kaspersky Lab, acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke issued a binding operational directive on Wednesday telling all federal agencies to get Kaspersky software off their systems within 90 days.