GSA Plans to Democratize Its Data

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

How One Law Enforcement Agency Is Using Facial Recognition to Identify Suspects

In Oregon, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department can review 300,000 mugshots in seconds and is helping other agencies to query their databases as well.

How the New Science of Vulnerability Management Can Help Struggling Federal Networks

IT teams often have the tools to find network vulnerabilities. What they don't have is the manpower to fix them all.

Google Collects Android Users’ Locations Even When Location Services Are Disabled

The practice is troubling for people who’d prefer they weren’t tracked.

Feds Can Hire Short-Term Tech Talent for Modernizing

Office of Personnel Management announced a hiring authority would let agencies fill positions for up to a year.

Amazon Web Services Announces Secret Cloud Region For CIA

The company is able to host government data in the cloud at unclassified, sensitive, secret and top secret classification levels.

Continuing Resolution on Congress' Post-Holiday To-Do List

Congress moved along IT modernization and defense authorization bills but still faces funding the government.

IT Modernization Bill Heads to President

Congress passes the Modernizing Government Technology Act as part of the defense authorization bill.

GSA to Industry: Help Us Write Better Cloud Contracts

The government doesn’t always do a good job explaining what it wants.

Survey: Telework Is Risky But Government Should Do It Anyway

Telework rewards outweigh risks, according to public-sector employees surveyed.

MGT Act, Amazon Amendment Survive Defense Authorization Bill Conference

But not all the federal IT amendments made it through.

The Air Force Will Dole Out $1 Billion for Cloud Migration

Dell EMC, General Dynamics and Microsoft teamed to win a big Air Force contract.

Trump’s Tech Team Shares Plans For Modernizing Government

The White House wants to know what's missing and will keep commenting open until Sept. 20.

Here’s a Cloud Guide Written by Feds for Feds. Will the White House Listen?

The interagency group has been sharing the draft to solicit further feedback and attract the White House's attention.

GSA Official: For Cloud to Mature, Talk More About Opportunity and Less About Security

Instead of "lift and shift," agencies must focus on making IT processes more efficient in the cloud.

House of Clouds: The Federal Transition to New Network Infrastructure

Antiquated systems are a major reason why agencies have experienced security problems.

After Tough Audits, Library of Congress IT is on the Mend

One of the key parts to the turnaround was having the CIO report directly to her, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said.

How to Spot Problems Before You Start Moving to the Cloud

Simply knowing these challenges exist is half the battle of solving any potential migration problems.