Cybersecurity

Secret Service Confirms Agency Laptop Stolen

The agency declined to comment more on the ongoing investigation.

Cybersecurity

2 Russian Spies Charged in Yahoo Breach of 500M Accounts

Russian journalists, U.S. and Russian government officials, a Russian cybersecurity firm’s employees, and other private-sector employees were targeted.

CIO Briefing

White House Selects Deputy CTO From Peter Thiel’s Rolodex

Choosing someone with a background in venture capital breaks from the technology company and long-time government executives the Obama administration preferred since creating a CTO role in 2009.

CIO Briefing

Mattis Wants Pentagon's New Acquisition Roles Defined

The defense secretary is focused on cost effectiveness and efficiency throughout the department.

CIO Briefing

Lawmakers Want Social Media Vetted for All Visa Applicants and Ask More Mar-a-Lago Questions

This week, legislators addressed issues related to visas, Mar-a-Lago, cellphone privacy and more.

Cybersecurity

Government Contractor Accused of Stealing NSA Cyber Secrets

Harold Thomas Martin III worked for at least seven private contractors since 1993, placing him in several defense and intelligence agencies that require security clearances.

CIO Briefing

Video: DARPA Tests Drone-Catching Prototype

The defense research arm is developing a way to catch unmanned aerial vehicles midflight.

Emerging Tech

IARPA Wants Autonomous Fingerprint Tech

The intelligence research arm is offering up cash for cutting-edge ideas on capturing complete fingerprints.

CIO Briefing

Lawmaker Still Wants Feds to Stop Watching Porn at Work, Plus Other Bills to Watch

Rep. Mark Meadows introduced the Eliminating Pornography from Agencies Act in the 113th and 114th sessions in response to a fed who reportedly watched two to six hours of it a day at work.

CIO Briefing

Rick Perry Shifts from Energy Dept. Eliminator to Advocate

During his confirmation hearing Thursday, the Energy secretary nominee reversed many of the statements he made during his presidential campaign.

CIO Briefing

Defense Secretary Nominee Cautions Against ‘Stumbling’ into Cyberwar

James Mattis also said he was “philosophically OK” with elevating U.S. Cyber Command into a unified command, promising to give the matter his personal attention.

Cybersecurity

Sessions: US Needs Cyber Rules So ‘Price is Paid’ If Breached

The first day of Sen. Jeff Sessions's confirmation touched on Russian election interference, international data laws and online poker.

IT Modernization

Lawmakers Face Big Fines for Livestreaming

A resolution in the House rules package adds punishment for members who broadcast from the chamber floor.

Emerging Tech

Even Space Stations Need to Replace Batteries

Expedition 50 astronauts are prepping for spacewalks to upgrade the space station's batteries.

CIO Briefing

Trump’s Landing Teams Feature Familiar Tech Executives

Some former agency chief information officers and chief technology officer will help the Trump agency landing teams.

CIO Briefing

First Rule of User Experience: You Do Talk To the User

“We assume we know what our customers want. But in many cases, we don’t."

CIO Briefing

Video: Where Does Federal IT Fall in Transition Priorities?

Filling the federal CIO position may be a long way off, according to panel of experts.

Emerging Tech

Could the Fear of Weaponizing Internet of Things Devices Lead to a New Agency?

Several agencies including the Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission and National Highway Traffic Security Administration already issue guidance over some aspects of the internet of things.