Cybersecurity

OPM Reminds Agencies to Identify Cyber Workforce Needs

The personnel office nudged agencies to finish coding cybersecurity job descriptions as part of an ongoing workforce assessment.

Ideas

China Is On a Whole-of-Nation Push for AI. The US Must Match It

Beijing is harnessing government and commercial entities in pursuit of a once-in-a-generation technological kingmaker.

Emerging Tech

Drones On Leashes, Kamikaze Drones, Information Bombs Top Pentagon’s Counterterrorism Wishlist

Expect to see these technologies in a grey-zone battlefield in the not-too-distant future.

IT Modernization

VA Wasted $1.1 Billion on Failed IT Projects in Six Years

The department gave the bulk of the billion to 15 contractors—one of which is getting a sole-source $10 billion contract to try again.

CIO Briefing

Defense Department Appoints Acting CIO

The department taps its chief cybersecurity officer to lead the CIO shop.

Policy

Congress Resets Shutdown Clock

Lawmakers get rebuffed trying to delay the coming net neutrality vote and start asking questions about kids using Facebook’s messaging app.

CIO Briefing

The Best Time of Day to Get Things Done, According to Data

We also only reach our peak buzz of productivity one day a week.

Data

NGA Launches Bold Recruitment Plan to Hire Silicon Valley's Best

The intel agency is hacking hiring rules to fill three new digital teams in its quest for data dominance.

CIO Briefing

Watchdog: Automation Flaws Granted Hundreds of People Citizenship Without Background Checks

The Electronic Immigration System, used to process naturalization documents, has major issues.

IT Modernization

Lawmakers to VA: “We’ve Got Your Back” on $10B IT Contract

Congress expressed its support for VA's electronic health records contract with Cerner, but promised to keep a close watch on its implementation.

Policy

Congress Passes Two-Week Spending Bill, but Shutdown Fears Mount

Immigration issues could derail negotiations to fund the government for the rest of fiscal 2018.

CIO Briefing

80 Small Businesses To Get A Spot On Alliant 2

The small business portion of the contract vehicle is valued at a maximum $15 billion.

Cybersecurity

LA Cyber Center Hopes to be a Model for Cities Nationwide

During the past four years, Los Angeles has centralized its cyber operations using models developed by the federal government and industry sectors.

Emerging Tech

A High-School Student Designed an App That Could Save Farmers’ Lives

CalorApp aims to give farmworkers the immediate information they need to serve as their own inspectors

Emerging Tech

MIT Researchers Are Making Computers Out of Live Bacteria

In the future, you could be eating cancer-detecting robots in much the same way you take your morning vitamins.