Emerging Tech

Algorithm Would Warn Warehouse Workers About Risky Motions

Robot workers could warn their human counterparts if their actions could cause injury.

Policy

Phone Companies Make Pact with State Attorneys General to Combat Robocalls

As part of the agreement, 12 phone carriers pledged to implement call-blocking technology and to monitor their networks for illegal robocalls.

CIO Briefing

Survey: Public Wants Government Websites to Be Easier to Use

Government’s sites are also perceived as more secure than commercial sites, a new Booz Allen Hamilton survey suggests.

CIO Briefing

Trump Signs Constituent Services Bill into Law

A bill to modernize constituent services is now the law of the land.

Cybersecurity

Justice Indicts 80 People In International Nigerian Email Scam

The fraud ring—allegedly led by U.S.-based Nigerian nationals—was working $46 million in email, romance and other schemes when law enforcement pounced.

Ideas

How to Manage Risk Along the Federal Government Supply Chain 

Even the most sophisticated federal agencies have found it difficult to effectively measure and evaluate the cyber risk of their contractor base.

Cybersecurity

CISA Chief Unveils Vision for Federal Cybersecurity

Civilian agencies shouldn’t all be forced to manage their own cyber risks, Chris Krebs said.

Ideas

Don't Ban New Technologies – Experiment with Them Carefully

Asking for forgiveness instead of permission has its place.

Cybersecurity

Senators Question Traffic Safety Agency About Cyber Dangers Posed by Internet-Connected Cars

Sens. Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal want to know why investors have been made more aware of the potential cyber risks than the general public.

IT Modernization

VA’s Health Records Digitization Backlog Is 5 Miles High

Staff at Veterans Affairs medical facilities aren’t keeping up with the backlog of paper records that need to be digitized, with some outstanding documents dating back to 2016.

IT Modernization

CISA Awards GDIT a $325 Million Emergency Communications Contract

Under the contract, the company will support the systems federal leaders and others use to coordinate responses to during natural disasters, acts of terrorism and other crises.

Emerging Tech

Military Scientists Harness AI To Fight Synthetic Opioids

A DIA group that scans millions of websites is overwhelming law enforcement with solid tips.

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CIO Briefing

Defense Department Inaction Is Hurting Effort to Improve Pentagon Efficiency

Officials are nearly two years late in meeting some congressional requirements, a watchdog found.

CIO Briefing

Your Brain Doesn't Recharge If You Use Your Phone on Break

Participants who took phone breaks experienced the highest levels of mental depletion.

Cybersecurity

Cyber Reskilling Grads Gained Valuable Skills But Not New Jobs Yet

Two graduates from the first class of the new Cyber Reskilling Academy said the program changed the way they see technology and their current jobs but won’t be changing their job titles anytime soon.

Cybersecurity

Playing Defense Against Chinese Tech Threats ‘Will Only Get Us So Far,’ Lawmaker Says 

Rep. Mike Gallagher said the government needs to take a more active role in curbing the global rise of Huawei and other Chinese tech companies.

IT Modernization

Agencies May Not Meet EIS Deadline, But Future Extensions Aren’t in Sight

GSA’s Office of Telecommunication Services director offered an update on the contract vehicle’s progress.

Emerging Tech

The Pentagon Is Turning to Nature to Solve Its Most Complex Problems

DARPA is exploring ways to harness chemical reactions, biological processes and other natural phenomena to build a more efficient computer.