Emerging Tech

Google To Build 3 Undersea Internet Cables

The company hopes to create more reliable connectivity for international customers.

Policy

Republicans Rally Ranks for Month-Long Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown

House Speaker Paul Ryan said he is hopeful "cool heads" will prevent agencies from closing.

Sponsor Content

Agencies Need a New Cybersecurity Approach Following Breaches

If agencies take a proactive approach to security they can detect threats faster, respond more quickly and better mitigate the effects of attacks.

Cybersecurity

As America’s Nukes and Sensors Get More Connected, the Risk of Cyber Attack Is Growing

Future nuclear weapons will be more sophisticated and better integrated with other equipment. That has benefits and drawbacks.

Emerging Tech

IARPA Wants to Use Machine Learning to Help Prevent Terrorist Attacks

Automated video monitoring could also help detect threats more efficiently than human operators.

Emerging Tech

Microsoft Develops Virtual Reality For Disaster Response

What's the best way to evacuate a building during an earthquake? VR can show you.

IT Modernization

Defense Department Halts Electronic Health Records Rollout

During an eight-week pause, the department will assess the program's successes and failures so far.

Cybersecurity

45 Percent of Federal Email Domains Miss Security Deadline

The Homeland Security Department, which ordered the security upgrade, is only 15 percent compliant.

Ideas

Could This Be the Year Congress Helps Restore Consumer Trust?

Data breaches touched almost every sector hurting us where we live, shop, ride and bank.

IT Modernization

The Internet Broke Emergency Alerts

America’s emergency notification systems were first built for war, and then rebuilt for peace. A false alarm in Hawaii shows that they didn’t anticipate how media works in the smartphone era.

CIO Briefing

Can I Use My Government Smartphone During a Shutdown?

Just because government goes dark during a shutdown doesn’t mean your government devices have to, too.

IT Modernization

Watchdog: GSA Assuming ‘Unnecessary’ Risk in Telecom Transition

The Federal Acquisition Service has doled out $9 million to agencies supporting the EIS rollout without receiving the required interagency agreements.

CIO Briefing

Shutdown, Surveillance Deadlines Loom Over Congress

A pair of lawmakers also proposed a pay raise for federal employees.

CIO Briefing

All The Ways Women Are Still Discriminated Against in STEM

Three-quarters of women in computer jobs said they have experienced gender-related discrimination.

Emerging Tech

How It Became Normal to Ignore Texts and Emails

Digital messages mimic the speed of real conversation, but often what people like best is the ability to put them off.

Emerging Tech

Facebook Finally Blinks

Mark Zuckerberg’s radical decision to reinvent the News Feed is a plea for mercy.