Cybersecurity

How the Grinch Bots Stole Christmas

It’s a Christmas tale for our time: Cyber nerds using high-tech software to buy a slew of baby-monkey robots and holding them ransom for thousands of dollars.

Data

Threading a City With Gunfire Sensors Might Not Make It Any Safer

Amid record-breaking gun violence, Chicago’s police are expanding the use of an innovative technology—with little evidence that it helps.

CIO Briefing

White House to Launch Revamped Website

The new site is designed to match private sector quality, a senior administration official says. 

Sponsor Content

Building a Brave New World: Interviews with Federal Tech Leaders on the Future of Cybersecurity

In the face of increasingly sophisticated threats, federal agencies are ratcheting up cyber defenses.

Policy

FCC Kills Net Neutrality Rules, Hands Internet Back to FTC

After the vote, the power to police internet service providers shifts back the Federal Trade Commission.

Cybersecurity

White House: Government Needs More Bug Bounty Programs

The IT modernization report also urges moving cybersecurity closer to federal employees.

IT Modernization

White House Unveils Latest Plan to Fix Government Technology

The first center of excellence will be a partnership between the Agriculture Department, White House, General Services Administration and industry.

Emerging Tech

A New Kind of Soft Battery, Inspired by the Electric Eel

The animals inspired the design of the very first battery. Two centuries later, they're at it again.

CIO Briefing

Pentagon Delays Deadline For Military Suppliers to Meet Cybersecurity Rules

The goal of the new regulations is to secure sensitive data on the computers and networks at smaller companies.

CIO Briefing

Silicon Valley Is Flipping Elections in its Spare Time

It’s not anything your average venture-backed startup wouldn’t do, but it’s virtually unheard of for local politicians.

Cybersecurity

Will Ukraine Be Hit by Yet Another Holiday Power-Grid Hack?

The country has been attacked the past two years in December. A new strike could have major implications for cybersecurity in the U.S.

Ideas

A Unified Reporting Portal Would Help Government and Grant Recipients

A portal could make grantees’ lives easier, but also offer the federal government a better way to evaluate risks.

Emerging Tech

This Company Is Trying to Turn Federal Agencies into Startups

Palo Alto-based BMNT Partners teaches agencies how to design the solutions to their challenges.

CIO Briefing

Yes, The Security Clearance Backlog is Getting Worse

The Government Accountability Office also found there's not a plan to reverse it.

Ideas

Why Managing APIs is Critical for Federal Agencies

Federal IT managers are basically software-as-a-service providers and should be prepared to act that way.

IT Modernization

White House Releases Final Tech Modernization Plan

The far-reaching plan pushes agencies to adopt cloud and shared services.

Emerging Tech

How to Give the Gift of Bitcoin This Holiday Season

All of your friends and family are secretly hoping to unwrap the gift of a speculative, volatile investment.