CIO Briefing

Pentagon Picks Former JP Morgan Executive To Be CIO

Dana Deasy brings considerable private-sector experience to the Defense Department’s efforts to transform its IT operations.

Cybersecurity

White House: Government Identity Verification Tools Aren’t Meeting The Threat

The order comes as personal information that organizations once used to verify people is increasingly available online.

IT Modernization

Preemption Battles Continue as Cities Look to Improve Internet Connectivity

From Georgia to Texas and Colorado, city halls are trying to fend off state efforts to assert control over local rights of way.

Cybersecurity

As Atlanta Recovers From Ransomware Attack, Georgia Looks to Boost Cyber Collaboration

The state will soon offer information security training local governments should consider to help avoid a crisis of Atlanta proportions.

Cybersecurity

Huawei Pushes Back On FCC Efforts to Bar It From U.S. Networks

FCC’s concerns Huawei is a Chinese spying tool are unfounded and based in rumor, the company said.

Data

GAO: Medicare Agency Isn’t Doing Enough to Ensure Beneficiary Data Is Secure

The agency hasn’t established firm rules for how researchers must secure the data.

Data

How the Government Could Fix Facebook

After years of allowing the world’s largest social network to police itself, Congress and federal regulators are discussing some promising reforms.

CIO Briefing

GSA May Replace Slack For Workplace Collaboration

The agency is seeking information on a tool that “extends beyond” Slack’s current capabilities.

Data

Facebook Is Changing the Way it Handles Your Data—Here’s How

It’s the largest set of changes to Facebook’s terms of service in years.

Data

Treasury Builds Data Lab To Inspire ‘Better Data, Better Decisions, Better Government’

The Data Transparency Office went beyond the DATA Act mandate to build visualizations showing where agencies’ $500 billion in contract spending goes each year.

Emerging Tech

Check Out The Crazy New Tech NASA Is Investing In

Robots that fly, swarm and support life could help us explore the cosmos.

Emerging Tech

Report: Men Are More Comfortable Giving Up Biometric Data Than Women Are

Women are more than twice as likely as men to say they don’t want the government collecting any of their biometric information.

Cybersecurity

Here’s What Government Gets Wrong About Bug Bounties

Congress has gone bananas for bug bounties, but they may not always be the right choice.

Cybersecurity

White House Lags Far Behind on Email Security Benchmark

The White House has not installed the DMARC security tool on 18 out of its 26 email domains.

Emerging Tech

14 Gigabit Projects in 5 Cities Get Mozilla Money

The winning initiatives leverage high-speed internet along with everything from virtual reality to GIS to better local education and workforce opportunities.