Cybersecurity

OK, Say Someone Hacks into the US Power Grid. Then What?

A joint research project between the Department of Energy and a geographic analytics company is mapping just how far the repercussions could spread.

Data

GSA Plans to Democratize Its Data

The agency's central platform will let employees dabble in data sets and analytics tools.

CIO Briefing

Senate Confirms GSA Leader

New Administrator Emily Webster Murphy has extensive experience in acquisition.

Policy

Poll: More than 60% of Voters Want to Avoid a Government Shutdown

Less than one in five think lawmakers should use a shutdown as political leverage.

Data

DHS Needs to Better Protect Employees’ Sensitive Info, IG Says

An audit found the agency falls short of federal privacy requirements

CIO Briefing

How to Fight Work Bullshit (While Keeping Your Job and Your Dignity)

Politely questioning a peer is one thing but questioning a junior colleague or supervisor is almost impossible.

CIO Briefing

What NASA Can Teach Agencies About Making Employees Happy

The government’s most innovative agency increased employee satisfaction for the sixth year in a row.

Emerging Tech

The Microbes Making Themselves at Home on the Space Station

The bacteria living with astronauts more closely resemble the kind living in homes on Earth, rather than on humans themselves.

Policy

How Federal CISOs Can Make the Most of Security Resources They Have

Chief information security officers need to efficiently use the resources at hand while planning for the future.

Cybersecurity

Cyber Pro Confirmed as Homeland Security Secretary

Kirstjen Nielsen has a more extensive cybersecurity background than any previous Homeland Security leader.

Policy

Census Can Move Forward After $283 Million Contract Dispute

AT&T, the company that filed the protest, reached a deal to work as a subcontractor on Census operations.

Emerging Tech

The Dangerous New Technology That Will Make Us Question Our Basic Idea of Reality

We are about to enter a new era of computer-generated audio and video recordings.

Policy

GSA, NASA, Other Agencies Update Shutdown Guidance

Agencies have to prep their staff and their systems as the funding deadline approaches.

Ideas

With New Testing Rules, Will 2018 Finally Be the Year of the Drone?

The visual line-of-sight rule is perhaps the most important limitation to widespread commercial use of drones.

Policy

Bots or Not, FCC Refuses to Delay Net Neutrality Vote

Despite increasing concerns over the integrity of the public comment process, the agency will vote as scheduled.