Cybersecurity

White House Official Calls on Industry and Agencies to Share More Cyber Threat Info

Agencies should also start taking more tips from each other, according to an Office of Management and Budget cyber expert.

CIO Briefing

NASA’s First Female Chief Spaceflight Director is Holly Ridings

Ridings will lead all human spaceflight missions from Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

Sponsor Content

A Transformative Program for Government Agencies: The Next Generation Data Center

A typical IT hardware buy can take three to nine months and implementation can take longer – stalling IT transformation and hindering agencies’ productivity. Some of the most critical pain points include technology deployment, governance, centralized management, simplified procurement, capacity-based billing, reporting and analytics. There are numerous agencies that are beginning to employ a consumption-based strategy to achieve markedly improved efficiencies while simultaneously reducing cost and quickly aligning to their mission success. Here is how agencies are navigating these critical challenges with their data centers.

Cybersecurity

State Department Confirms Email Data Breach

The breach may have compromised employee personal information in less than 1 percent of email inboxes.

Data

NOAA Invests in a Second Round of Commercial Weather Data

The agency announced a second round of awards for its Commercial Weather Data Pilot as it preps for a third.

Data

Making Algorithms Less Biased

In the smart city era, data is increasingly used in governments’ decisionmaking. But what happens when that data is flawed?

Emerging Tech

SpaceX: We’ll Consider Launching Space Weapons If Asked

Elon Musk’s rocket startup says it might join the space arms race.

Ideas

How to Overcome Technical Debt in IT Modernization Projects

The shortcuts you take to make deadline can come back to bite you later.

IT Modernization

GSA Introducing Options to Help Automate Agency Contact Centers

A new special item number for Automated Contact Center Services is being added with the IT Schedule 70 refresh.

Cybersecurity

Government Gets Poor Marks Securing Students' Personal Info

The office isn’t effectively monitoring cyber protections after it shares student information, including with collection agencies.

Data

Here’s What’s Blocking HHS Offices From Sharing Data with Each Other

Agency leaders want to embrace information sharing, but right now it’s uncharted territory.

Data

As Google Plans To Re-Enter China, Lawmakers Have Concerns

The tech giant originally left China eight years ago due to censorship concerns.