IT Modernization

Updated Trusted Internet Connection Draft Lays Framework For Flexible Policy

The draft policy puts it on the Homeland Security Department to develop use case examples for how agencies can ensure safe connections wherever and however feds are working.

CIO Briefing

USASpending.gov Needs Better Search and Better Data, Watchdog Says

The transparency site does not provide as much government spending data as it should, GAO said.

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.

CIO Briefing

Farm Bill Expands Rural Broadband Funding

But some remain concerned that the money will not get to many places that need it to expand access.

CIO Briefing

Amazon Intervenes in Oracle’s JEDI Lawsuit

A judge ruled that Amazon Web Services has standing in Oracle’s case against the Defense Department regarding its massive cloud contract.

Cybersecurity

The Government’s Bioterror-Response Website May Be Leaking Sensitive Data

Homeland Security inspectors and a whistleblower say the site, which would be used to coordinate federal responses to a bioterror attack, isn’t secure.

Ideas

Fighting Deepfakes Will Require More Than Technology

When technology is part of the problem, can you count on it to be part of the solution?

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.

IT Modernization

Federal CIO Previews 2019 Priorities

OMB will roll out more reskilling programs, tweak FITARA scoring and is looking at standards for automated decision-making, Suzette Kent said.

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.

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.