Ideas

As AI and Cyber Race Ahead, the State Department Is Falling Behind

Technology is reshaping the global order. America’s diplomats need to start thinking ahead.

Policy

Deal to Push Back Shutdown Deadline Faces Uncertain Prospects

Democrats and Tea Party members are still considering whether to support a two-week CR.

CIO Briefing

GAO: Feds Aren’t Doing Enough for Minority Tech Workers

Equal employment agencies could be doing more, such as looking at which universities they recruit from.

Emerging Tech

Are Smartphones Making Us Less Productive?

This is not an idle thought, but a serious question recently posed by the Bank of England.

CIO Briefing

The Woman Who Mentored 13 CEOs

She spent 36 years as an executive in the food industry, and over that time supervised a baker’s dozen of future chief executives.

Ideas

Hey, @Twitter, It’s Time to Talk about President Trump

The president’s amplification of the things he finds in his mentions is putting national security at risk.

Policy

Congress Wrestles with Shutdown Deadline and Data Breach Drama

Lawmakers also introduced a bill to curb revenge porn.

CIO Briefing

Budget-Managing Tips, but for Space Telescopes

NASA is scrambling to cut the growing cost of its latest big astronomy mission.

Policy

Government Sued Over Tattoo Recognition Technology

The Electronic Frontier Foundation argues that the program curtails First Amendment right to freedom of expression.

Policy

Policy Opens the Door for Smartphone Use in Classified Settings

Mobile devices will still be banned from facilities where highly classified information is shared.

CIO Briefing

The Government’s Struggle to Hire Young Tech Talent is Worse Than You Thought

There’s only one under-30 IT specialist working in agencies for every four who are over 60 years old.

Emerging Tech

All the New Software Amazon Announced at Its Huge Developer Conference

Amazon is trying to make artificial intelligence services a cornerstone of its quickly-growing cloud business.

Ideas

3 Ways to Infuse Digital into Your Agency’s DNA

Random acts of digital aren't enough for a transformation.

Cybersecurity

GAO Asks: Exactly How Does CYBERCOM Help After Cyberattacks?

The Pentagon failed to describe how it’s training to support civil authorities when a major cyber strike comes, the watchdog agency said.

Cybersecurity

Congress Wants to Ditch Security Questions

But they’re not clear on what the best alternative is.

Cybersecurity

FBI, DHS Warn of Hacker Mercenaries Funded by Nation-States

Lawmakers also are considering giving Homeland Security more authority to test anti-drone tech.