CIO Briefing

White House Issues New Guidance on Category Management

Obama-era move toward pooled agency purchasing is updated to reduce duplication.

CIO Briefing

OPM Looks to Expand Pilot Programs That Teach Federal Employees New Skills

New pay study will be "additive," not replace existing compensation comparison efforts, acting director says.

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Data

Senators Question DOJ’s Surveillance of Americans’ Cell Phone Location Records

Lawmakers want the attorney general to explain how the collection of cellular location data has changed following a recent SCOTUS decision.

CIO Briefing

White House to Nominate Michael Kratsios as U.S. CTO

Kratsios, who currently serves as the country’s deputy chief technology officer, will be the first person to hold the title since the Obama administration.

Emerging Tech

‘This is Not About Me and Google,’ Says Dunford, Who Will Meet Execs Next Week

Artificial intelligence businesses in China help an authoritarian government and erode America’s military advantage, the Joint Chiefs chairman said.

IT Modernization

Office In Charge of Trying Guantanamo Detainees Needs IT Support

The Office of Military Commissions is conducting market research on a $20 million IT support contract.

Emerging Tech

Your AirPods Will Die Soon

The surprisingly short life of new electronic devices.

CIO Briefing

VA Botched GI Benefits Modernization Because Nobody Was in Charge, Watchdog Says

The project, which started in August 2017, didn’t have a designated leader until November 2018, the VA inspector general found.

Cybersecurity

How the Energy Department is Prioritizing Secure Infrastructure

The budding Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response aims to deflect cyber, manmade and natural security hazards.

Policy

Facebook Does Have to Respect Civil-Rights Legislation, After All

Activists just won a landmark case against the social network.

Emerging Tech

NSF Director Approaching Uncertain Tech Landscape with Confidence

France Córdova sat down with Nextgov to discuss the national AI strategy, the federal research ecosystem and the “very exciting” future of quantum computing.

Ideas

White House Takes Important Step to Accelerate AI Adoption

It’s hard to overstate AI’s importance: It’s the biggest commercial opportunity in the world right now.

CIO Briefing

Space Force’s Projected Size Drifts Upward, Drawing Concern on Capitol Hill

Despite “lean” pledges, aides are skeptical about the size of the proposed branch and the number of generals who will lead it.

CIO Briefing

Should Government Agencies Move Out of Capital Cities?

North Carolina may relocate its Division of Motor Vehicles from Raleigh to boost lagging Rocky Mount. Can this be a national model for decentralizing power?

CIO Briefing

Lawmaker Wants VA to Explain a Software Tool USDS Flagged as Flawed

A ProPublica report exposed serious issues in a Veterans Affairs Department software tool.