CIO Briefing

The Latest Trend for Tech Interviews: Days of Unpaid Homework

Some hiring managers contend that there are better ways to evaluate programmers, however.

IT Modernization

IRS’ 60-Year-Old IT System Failed on Tax Day Due to New Hardware

Congress and watchdogs have been warning the IRS to upgrade its systems for years.

CIO Briefing

Eric Schmidt Didn’t Know That Google Was Working the Pentagon’s AI Project

The former chairman of Google was kept in the dark about the company’s outreach to the Defense Department — by design, he says.

Data

Facebook Attempts to Limit Reach of EU Privacy Law

About 1.5 billion Facebook users around the world could see some changes to their terms of service.

Data

Security Gaps Could Let Hackers Edit Government Spending Data, Watchdog Says

New and old flaws in systems at a Treasury Department bureau added up to “a significant deficiency,” according to the Government Accountability Office.  

Ideas

6 Steps for Fast Government Project Deployment Using Agile Development

Many project managers are realizing that the fastest way to get their digital projects off the ground is through agile development.

Cybersecurity

DHS is Lukewarm on the Bug Bounty Programs Congress Keeps Pushing

A bill mandating a DHS bug bounty passed the Senate Tuesday, but the department says it would duplicate work it’s already doing.

CIO Briefing

Citizens First

How the government plans to prioritize customer experience.

CIO Briefing

The Resume of the Future Will Tell Employers Who You Are, And Not Just What You’ve Done

Currently, Resumes force job seekers to contort their work and life history into corporately acceptable versions of their actual selves.

Emerging Tech

Why Agencies Should Be Tech Agnostic When Solving Problems

Don’t miss the forest for the trees, General Services Administration's emerging tech official said.

Cybersecurity

Social Security Numbers Are Unsafe and Outdated. So Why Do Americans Use Them?

The form of identification has become dangerously risky to use in the digital age.

CIO Briefing

IRS Says Online Tax Systems Are Back In Business

Agency teams worked through the night to restore services, the acting administrator said.

Cybersecurity

DHS Funds Tech to Root Out Malware in Government Mobile Apps

The tool, developed with Red Hat, is one of several the department is touting at the RSA Cybersecurity conference.

CIO Briefing

The Gatekeepers of the Government's Other Transaction Deals

Agencies don’t always know which companies have the bleeding-edge technology they seek. That’s where consortia come in.

IT Modernization

Defense Official: Cloud Adoption Would Look Very Different Without DISA

Cloud adoption throughout the Defense Department would be far more decentralized without DISA, according to the agency’s cloud chief.

Emerging Tech

U.S. Army Figures Out How To Do Facial Recognition in the Dark

New method uses machine learning to extrapolate features from thermal images.

Cybersecurity

Taxpayers Get Extra Day To File After IRS Online Tools Go Down

The IRS extended Tax Day to midnight April 18 after unidentified outages took down key online tools Tuesday.

Emerging Tech

White House: 5 Percent of Government Jobs Could Be ‘Automated Entirely’

The Office of Personnel Management will look at how to retrain the employees affected.