Author Archive

Andrew Lapin

CIO Briefing

OSC sends a stern warning about reading employees’ emails

FDA’s whistleblower case provokes the reminder, but is not the only factor.

Ideas

U.S.-India Joint Commission Touts Open Government Platform

Software will be easy access point for all government data.

CIO Briefing

Cybersecurity ranks as top concern in federal CIO survey

Controlling costs, human capital, governmentwide modernization efforts and mobility are lower on the list of worries.

Emerging Tech

Better communication could help Transportation relieve traffic congestion, GAO says

Two agencies could work better with each other and states on tech that reduces highway backups.

Data

IT investments not bearing fruit at FDA, report finds

Agency efforts to modernize -- including a decade-old $280 million initiative -- have fallen flat, GAO says.

News

Domestic drones put FAA in privacy hot seat

A Brookings Institution panel weighs the implications of having more unmanned aircraft in U.S. airspace.

Emerging Tech

MIT team thinks outside the box to snag social media prize

Winners of the State Department's TAG challenge adopted a nontraditional incentive structure to find roving jewel thieves.

News

On the road to digital FOIA processing, agencies take separate paths

At House hearing, departments discuss separate plans to improve electronic FOIA response.

CIO Briefing

Cash left on the table in DARPA contest

Strongest team unearthed only three of seven valid Quick Response Codes, earning a partial prize.

CIO Briefing

Take the DARPA challenge and win $40,000

Hint: It helps if you have a lot of networked, Twitter-savvy friends with camera phones in cities across the country.

Ideas

FEMA Taps Behavior Side of Social Media

News

Obama continues social media push with Hangout

More than 227,000 Americans interview the president and vote on questions for Google+ event.

IT Modernization

CSC to offer cloud service for federal agencies

The private firm says it will provide 'multitenancy architecture' at a low cost.

Cybersecurity

Nation states seen as biggest cybersecurity threat

Estonia serves as a model of the dangers lurking behind coordinated Internet attacks.

News

Lacking oversight, agencies self-police their own aircraft safety standards

Agencies emphasize self-supervision at an aviation safety forum.