Policy

Agencies a Step Closer to Open Data, Chief Data Officers

The OPEN Government Data Act, tucked inside the Foundations for Evidence-based Policymaking Act, passed the House.

Policy

Lawmakers to Agencies on FITARA: Get It Together

A House oversight committee pushed IT leaders to set more ambitious upgrade goals after its fifth assessment of federal agencies’ technology.

CIO Briefing

Acting CIOs Still in Place at One-Third of CFO Agencies

Many of the top tech positions in government remain unfilled.

Data

Tech Industry Insiders Want to Standardize Data Scientists

A few companies are creating a Data Science Standards Board that Booz Allen Hamilton thinks could help government hire better.

Emerging Tech

Homeland Security's Top Buyer: Still All-In In Agile

The department needs to do a better job “taking the fear out of innovation,” Chief Procurement Officer Soraya Correa said.

Policy

Will Data-Driven Policy Change How IGs Operate?

Inspectors general should be evaluating how successful federal programs are, not just how compliant they are, according to a recent report.  

Data

Agencies Continue to Struggle With Accurate Spending Reports, Underreporting by Billions

Months after they were required to make their financial data public, their reports are rife with errors.

CIO Briefing

Survey: Telework Is Risky But Government Should Do It Anyway

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

Emerging Tech

DHS Mulling Blockchain at the Border

An official struck a cautiously optimistic tone when discussing the decentralized ledger system.

Emerging Tech

Watchdog: Agencies Find Old Development Habits Die Hard

Only four agencies had policies and processes in place to develop software in increments.

Emerging Tech

Russian, Chinese Companies Win Intel Community's Face Recognition Tech Contest

Moscow-based NTechlab won two categories of IARPA’s facial recognition challenge.

CIO Briefing

VA To Run Massive Survey of High-Risk Vets

Electronic medical records don’t always tell the full story of a veteran’s healthcare.

Data

Fate of Chief Data Officers Relies on Which Data Transparency Bill Passes

Two different versions of the OPEN Government Data Act are working their way through Congress.

Emerging Tech

Be Funny and Other Tips from TSA's Social Media Team

Federal agencies are incorporating social media into their customer service.

Policy

Evidence-Based Policy Bill Would Require Chief Data Officers for All Agencies

A bipartisan bill pushes for more data to make decisions—and some new federal roles.

Emerging Tech

DHS Wants Tech to Scan Your Face as You Drive to Mexico

The department is opting for a faster procurement option for the technology.

Cybersecurity

Survey: Baby Boomers Worry About Cybersecurity But Most Shrug Off Their Role In It

Only 38 percent of people born between 1946 and 1964 said they'll take steps to better secure work and personal devices.

Emerging Tech

What’s the Federal Government’s Role in Smart Cities?

A D.C. research and advocacy group says high tech infrastructure can’t be just a local project.

Emerging Tech

Lawmakers Increasingly Cautious About Internet of Things

Congressional discussion on connected devices centers more on the privacy and security of citizen data.

Emerging Tech

Drone Delivery is One Step Closer with Trump Pilot Program

The Transportation Department and Federal Aviation Administration will allow state and local governments to set up drone innovation zones.