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.

CIO Briefing

Watchdog: Feds Don’t Do Enough to Stop H-1B Visa Fraud

The Homeland Security Department’s inspector general warned USCIS that shoddy site-visits might let companies replace American workers with lower-paid foreign workers.

CIO Briefing

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Google Leaders Pitch Pentagon on Internal Accelerator

In the Defense Innovation Board’s fifth public meeting, members from the private sector discussed four potential recommendations for the Pentagon.

Emerging Tech

FDA CIO: Agile Is Simply Good Business

One thing agencies need to do is get out of a reactive mode, the agency's CIO Todd Simpson said.

Emerging Tech

Beware of Blockchain Hype But Keep Eyes on the Tech, HHS Official Says

Some agencies are experimenting with the ledger system but it’s a long way from formal use.

CIO Briefing

What One Tech-Focused Lawmaker Says Stands in the Way of Modernization

Rep. Gerry Connolly renewed his call for the federal chief information officer and chief technology officer positions to be filled.

Data

Mash Up Library of Congress Data, Maybe Win $5,000

The Library of Congress launched a new data competition searching for new ways to use legislative data sets from Congress.gov.

Emerging Tech

Startup Funding Bill Makes A Comeback

A group of lawmakers reintroduced the Startup Opportunity Accelerator Act, which would set aside funding for startup accelerators.

CIO Briefing

GSA, OPM Nominees Pledge to Build Public Trust Through Open Data Programs

Emily Webster Murphy, GSA administrator nominee, pledged to expand open data programs while Jeff Pon, OPM director nominee, said he promised to ramp up information security efforts.

Data

DHS Wants to Stop the Next Anthrax Outbreak with Open Data

The Homeland Security Department is offering $300,000 for data solutions that can detect biothreats before they spread.

CIO Briefing

Is Your Agency Ready to Solve Its Problems?

A Stanford faculty member says agencies need a specific infrastructure to support innovation programs.

IT Modernization

FirstNet Seeks Disaster Response Apps

Developers can submit their emergency response-themed apps for review for the networks' app store.

CIO Briefing

Trump’s Tech Office Wants More Short-Term Talent

The Office of American Innovation could model its recruitment efforts after Obama-era tech programs.

Emerging Tech

5 Ways Congress Can Grow the Internet of Things

A trade association asked Congress to pass legislation that would advance connected technology in the United States.

CIO Briefing

Border Security Markup Includes Smart Wall Provisions

Rep. Will Hurd’s efforts to incorporate more technology into a proposed wall along the U.S. and Mexico border appears to be underway.

Cybersecurity

FBI’s Cyber Strategy: Shame The Hackers

The agency is trying to take a more preventive, and not a reactive, security strategy.

Cybersecurity

The White House's Cyber Tool Wish List

Acting Federal Chief Information Security Officer Grant Schneider pushed for tools that are easy to use but can share threat info in real time.