CIO Briefing

U.S. Courts Are Figuring Out if the Government Can Block You On Facebook

At issue is the definition of a public forum and the constitutional right to free speech.

Ideas

The Divide Between Silicon Valley and Washington Is a National-Security Threat

Closing the gap between technology leaders and policy makers will require a radically different approach from the defense establishment.

Sponsor Content

District Defend™: Empowering a secure mobile workplace for government

The ability to work on the go has gained a crucial importance with regards to workforce morale and productivity, as well as employers’ ability to attract and retain talent in an increasingly hot job market.

Cybersecurity

State Department Is Buying Phone Hacking Tools for Ghanaian Police

The department issued a solicitation for specific hacking tools, which it plans to give to partners in Ghana to stem international crime.

IT Modernization

White House Expects to Stand Up GEAR Center in 2019

But most other key aspects of the modernization research center are up in the air.

IT Modernization

GSA Wants More Feedback on E-Commerce Portals

The General Services Administration urged industry partners to comment before the holidays if they have input for the proof-of-concept stage.

CIO Briefing

Pentagon to Take Over All Security Clearances in Nine Months, Officials Say

The move will mean absorbing the National Background Investigations Bureau and its 2,000 employees.

IT Modernization

GAO Dismisses IBM’s JEDI Protest

With the U.S. Court of Federal Claims addressing a similar case, the Government Accountability Office dismissed IBM’s protest.

IT Modernization

Congress Votes For Better Government Websites, Digital Services

The Senate passed the 21st Century IDEA Act, giving agencies one year to improve citizens’ digital experiences.

CIO Briefing

What Sundar Pichai Couldn’t Explain to Congress

Google’s CEO struggled to explain the reality of his company’s power to a House committee convinced of a liberal conspiracy.

Emerging Tech

Pentagon Needs a Faster Buying Process to Adopt Artificial Intelligence

The Defense Department needs a startup mentality for the emerging tech, agency CIO Dana Deasy said.

CIO Briefing

NASA Continues Its Reign Atop Best Places to Work in Government

Partnership for Public Service notes “sharp drop” in several factors affecting federal employee satisfaction.

Cybersecurity

How DHS is Trying to Separate Quality Cyber Tools from Snake Oil

The department is investing in ways to do apples-to-apples comparisons of the many cyber solutions on the market.