Ideas

Government Steps Up to One New Technology, Risks Another Over Inaction

As the Defense Department beefs up its cyber threat hunting capabilities, it's taken a slower approach toward modernizing GPS.

Data

How to Inoculate the Public Against Fake News

When people were given a toolbox of deceptive techniques and told to “play Russian troll,” they learned to reject disinformation.

Cybersecurity

Russia's Troll Operation Was Not That Sophisticated

“If the Internet Research Agency were a start-up media company, they probably would not be picking up a fresh round of venture capital.”

Sponsor Content

Defining a data strategy: An essential component of your digital transformation journey

In order to maximize effectiveness and get the most value out of their data, modern offices should treat it as an asset.

Data

SpaceX Takes its First Step Toward Selling Americans Internet From Space

SpaceX eventually hopes to have thousands of spacecraft beaming Internet back to Earth.

CIO Briefing

Congress Cooks Up Ideas to Secure Elections, Then Came the Mueller Indictments

Congressional Democrats are pushing for a hearing to discuss election security improvements while demanding further action in the wake of indictments leveled by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Cybersecurity

The Annual Cost of U.S. Cybercrime Could Top $100 Billion

Companies aren’t properly incentivized to protect their networks and we’re all paying the price, the Council of Economic Advisers concludes.

IT Modernization

Defense Department (Re)Launches Open Source Software Portal

The Code.mil open source initiative got a makeover and a new website: Code.mil.

IT Modernization

Pentagon Announces Industry Day For Major Cloud Acquisition

The Defense Department will host an industry day for its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud acquisition on March 7.

Emerging Tech

Google Chrome Has Begun Ridding the internet of Crappy Ads

The company is creating a filter to get rid of annoying ad experiences.

Cybersecurity

White House Threatens ‘Consequences’ for 2017 Russian Cyberattack

In an unusual public statement, the White House fingered Russia and said it would respond with unspecified “international consequences" to NotPetya.

Ideas

Why the Cloud Is Inevitable For Federal Agencies

Despite years of top-down push, there's been minimal buy-in from agencies.

Cybersecurity

Could the Military Start Drafting Hackers in Their 40s?

A commission on the draft is studying cutting age and gender exclusions for people with cyber skills.

Emerging Tech

DHS Announces Finalists in Biothreat-Spotting Contest

A department contest advanced five early warning systems designed to detect biological attacks.

IT Modernization

VA Secretary on $10B Health Records Contract: ‘We Have To Get This One Right’

The Trump administration requested $1.2 billion in fiscal 2019 for a commercial health records contract, which the department is expected to award by March.