Emerging Tech

Vet Returns To Boot Camp ... For Coding

Using the GI Bill, veterans with tech industry ambitions can head to coding schools.

CIO Briefing

Senate Passes Anti-Sex Trafficking Bill with Newfound Tech Industry Support

A major industry trade group reversed its position on the controversial bill as companies come under in Russia investigation.

Emerging Tech

Farmers to Congress: We Need Broadband, Too

Agriculture and energy companies in rural areas want to find efficiencies with internet of things devices, but lack of high-speed access is a problem

Emerging Tech

CIA, NSA Offer Startups More Than Money

The intelligence community can serve as a test-bed for startups pitching AI and other emerging technologies.

CIO Briefing

Three-Star General Wants Artificial Intelligence in Every New Weapon System

The department's Project Maven uses machine learning to go through drone video feeds but that's just the beginning, Air Force Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan said.

Cybersecurity

GAO Says Cybersecurity is Top Concern for 2020 Census

The Census Bureau has only tested four of 43 systems needed for the 2020 Census.

CIO Briefing

FCC, Congress Feud Over Media Ownership Loophole

Split down party lines, legislators and FCC commissioners fought over media mergers and net neutrality during an oversight hearing.  

Data

Survey: Cities Rely on Federal Data—And That Worries Them

Local officials consider federal data “very important” but they’re concerned about how it will be updated less frequently.

CIO Briefing

Online Political Ad Bill Could Burden Small Publishers, Experts Tell House Panel

The Honest Ads Act comes after the Senate found that Russian groups purchased thousands of online ads during 2016 election

IT Modernization

Cutting Regulations Could Entice 5G Network Investment, says FCC Commissioner

Nationwide high-speed internet promises many benefits but still relies on private companies to foot the infrastructure bill.

Data

How the U.S. Marshals Service Saved $300 Million By Identifying Over-Charging Prisons

The service rents space for prisoners awaiting trial from federal, state and local jails—and realized that it needed some more leverage negotiating rates.

Emerging Tech

Senators Target Russian Election Meddling with Political Ad Bill

The bill would require ads that run on Facebook, Twitter or other online platforms disclose who paid for them.

Emerging Tech

This Tool Saves HUD Employees Weeks of Work

House of Urban Development Department employees would take days and even weeks to fulfill lawmakers’ requests until the agency launched CART.

Emerging Tech

Survey: 42% of Feds Say Increasing Workloads Merit More Automation

More than 75 percent of respondents said they spend at least a quarter of their workday on tedious administrative tasks.

CIO Briefing

Census Needs $4.5B More for 2020 Count, Commerce Secretary Says

The funds are crucial to getting the IT back on track, Wilbur Ross told lawmakers.

CIO Briefing

Lawmakers Want Answers on 'Unacceptable' Security Clearance Backlog

OPM and Defense Department argue over which is better able to oversee the clearance process.

CIO Briefing

Bill Targeting Security Clearance Backlog Advances in Senate

The legislation would reinstate backlog reporting, plus push agencies to honor each other's clearances and implement continuous monitoring.

Cybersecurity

Can the Government’s Buying Power Create a More Secure Internet of Things?

Device manufacturers still determine how they secure their gadgets, but legislation could push industry in a more secure direction, experts tell the House Oversight committee.

CIO Briefing

Senate Panel Passes FITARA Extension in Block of IT Bills

Other legislation includes a mandate for agencies to create mobile-friendly websites and to report on the security clearance backlog.

CIO Briefing

Former Lawmaker Says Anti-Sex Trafficking Bill Too Narrow, Could 'Sow Chaos'

Instead, Chris Cox says the government should do more to combat trafficking under existing laws.