Cybersecurity

Audit: Veterans Affairs IT Security Officials Have A Lot Of Work To Do

The annual FISMA report includes 29 recommendations to fix significant security weaknesses in eight areas.

IT Modernization

DOD Official Says It Won't Halt Other Cloud Contracts Because of JEDI

The Defense Department pushed back against rumors that its JEDI cloud acquisition would stifle its other cloud contracts.

Policy

How Lawmakers Want to Rein in Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg's marathon testimony foreshadowed that regulations are coming.

Ideas

How Form Automation is Democratizing Government Services

Technology can help make services accessible to vulnerable and disadvantaged citizens.

Cybersecurity

Uber Agrees to Expanded Data Breach Settlement With FTC

The ride-sharing company tried to conceal a 2016 data breach through its bug bounty program.

Cybersecurity

Can Quantum Physics Help Keep Your Credit Card Safe?

NIST has developed a new security method using lasers and crystals.

IT Modernization

FBI Considering One $5 Billion Contract For All IT Supplies, Services

A request for information sheds light on the FBI’s upcoming IT Supplies and Support Services contract, including the bureau’s preference to include all such services in a single contract.

Data

The Most Important Exchange of the Zuckerberg Hearing

The Facebook CEO’s defense of data collection is slipperier than it seems.

Cybersecurity

National Cyber Strategy Coming Soon From White House

The Pentagon will update its cyber policies based on that strategy, an official says.

IT Modernization

$1.65 Trillion Federal Health Market Will Be Boon For IT Industry

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments' electronic health records programs will be the largest spending areas, according to analysts.

Cybersecurity

DHS Is Falling Short on Securing Its Classified Intelligence Systems

The department isn’t effectively managing continuous monitoring, the auditor said.

Emerging Tech

GSA Is Giving a Bird's Eye View of Emerging Government Tech

The initiative aims to cut through the “bureaucracy” that blinds federal techies to other agencies’ projects.

Emerging Tech

Uber Will Bring You Flying Taxis, if You Can Help Build a Magical Battery

The company needs to develop a battery that is lighter and has more storage capacity than anything produced so far.

Ideas

4 Areas Where Cyber Law is Evolving

Internet-of-things devices, ransomware and insurance are raising questions about liability.

Emerging Tech

Five Things the World Finally Realizes About Facebook

The questions Mark Zuckerberg is being pressed to answer are bigger than the platform.

Cybersecurity

College Students Battle To Control the Power Grid in Energy Department Challenge

Agency officials hope the competition will draw more young tech talent to the government and energy industry.