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Fawn Johnson

CIO Briefing

Senator Wants Commerce Committee to be Big Player in Cybersecurity Legislation

On cybersecurity, transportation and other key topics, Thune wants his committee to throw its weight around.

CIO Briefing

Will New Drone Regulations Stifle Innovation?

Regulators have a lot to consider when allowing commercial drone use—namely, how not to screw up the market potential.

CIO Briefing

Techie Alert! The Transportation Department Needs You

DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx unveils 30-year report in a telling place, Google headquarters.

CIO Briefing

DOT Embraces Automatic Braking and Other Safety Gizmos

Transportation Secretary Foxx says the agency is looking for ways to mitigate human error.

CIO Briefing

The Scheduling App That Lets Health Care Workers Pick Their Own Shifts

WellStar’s online scheduling system allows nurses to sign themselves up for the shifts they want.

Emerging Tech

Should Schools Mandate Computer-Coding Classes?

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced that computer science would be required in the city's high schools.

CIO Briefing

Should Consumers Bear the Cost to Upgrade the Grid?

The public generally isn't involved in the details of utility-rate setting.

Emerging Tech

How Can Luddite Adults Help Digital-Savvy Teens?

The digital-first generation's parents can teach some things.

News

Green cards offered as solution for high-tech firms

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News

Tyson foods enters Homeland Security employment program

E-Verify system will be deployed at the company.