Emerging Tech

Amazon Is Bringing Alexa to Your Toyota

The digital assistant will help drivers and passengers get directions.

CIO Briefing

Love Him or Hate Him, Darrell Issa Changed Government Technology

The man behind some of the government's most important tech efforts in recent decades announced his retirement.

Cybersecurity

DHS: We Can Vet Election Cyber Systems in All 50 States

Some states remain wary of asking for federal election security help, but the ice is thawing, a Homeland Security official said.

Emerging Tech

Social Media Newsfeeds have Hijacked Your Attention—Here’s How to Reclaim It

You are locking yourself into a self-perpetuating feedback loop, cut off from new information.

Emerging Tech

Industry Talks, Government Listens on Pentagon's E-Commerce Platform

Industry leaders told the General Services Administration the Pentagon’s e-commerce platform should balance efficiency with oversight.

Data

Apple’s iCloud Service in China Will Be Managed by a Data Firm Started by the Government

With so much of its business—both in sales and manufacturing—in China, Apple has stay on Beijing’s good side.

Cybersecurity

How the (Likely) Next NSA/CYBERCOM Chief Wants to Enlist AI

A look at Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone’s public statements about artificial intelligence, offense, and defense.

CIO Briefing

The False Promises of Worker Retraining

Despite assurances from policymakers that retraining is the key to success, such programs have consistently failed to equip workers with the preparation they need to secure jobs.

Cybersecurity

The FBI Is Disrupting 10X Fewer Cyber Crime Rings Than In 2015

The bureau missed its own goals for disruptions and dismantlements the past two years.

Emerging Tech

Wireless Charging Is Finally Possible. Here's How.

Here's some good news if your smartphone has a mediocre battery.

Policy

Feds Target Revenge Porn Website

A website is in legal trouble after publishing explicit images and other personal information of subjects without their consent.

Emerging Tech

National Forecasts Get Supercomputing Boost

Following the worst weather year ever, the federal government is investing heavily in supercomputing to improve forecasting.

CIO Briefing

James Damore Is Suing Google for Discriminating Against White Males

The Ex-Google Engineer filed a complaint in California state court.

Policy

Trump Signs Executive Order to ‘Streamline’ Rural Broadband

The order offers no funding for broadband projects but aims instead to reduce bureaucratic barriers for industry.

Cybersecurity

Border Agents Are Searching Through More Travelers' Devices Than Ever

Customs and Border Protection released updated rules for how officials can search phones, laptops and tablets in the age of encryption.