Emerging Tech

Why Local Governments Aren’t All Aboard the Blockchain Train

From high costs of implementation to more pressing regulatory concerns, current barriers to entry make the technology difficult to implement.


How the Government Plans to Modernize its Workforce

Cloud-based tools can help woo the next generation of public sector workers.

IT Modernization

DHS Seeks Industry Input as It Goes All-in for Cloud

The agency is moving to the cloud at fast clip but it wants feedback to ensure its strategy is sound.

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Automated Government: Federal Agencies are Ditching Busy Work to Focus on Missions

Digital processes are increasingly taking over mundane tasks in business and in personal lives, improving efficiency and freeing people to dedicate their time to more substantive work. Federal agencies have noticed this trend and are eager to reap the benefits automation has to offer.

CIO Briefing

Previous Incumbent Protests NASA’s $2.9 Billion IT Support Contract

NASA’s main IT services contract has a new name and a new vendor, but the old vendor isn’t ready to bow out.


Senator Seeks Input on Health Care Cyber Strategy

A Virginia senator sent letters to health sector leaders for preliminary feedback on what a national strategy should entail.


The Dangers of a Mandatory DNA Database

A controversy in Arizona is a portent of future public-policy fights.


ECS Wins a $38 Million Contract to Secure FBI Networks

The company will stand up multiple teams of cyber experts within the bureau to spot and address digital threats.


Trump Calls For More Biometric Scans, Data Sharing To Stop Terrorism

International travelers can expect to see more facial recognition and other biometric technologies per the latest national security strategy document.

CIO Briefing

Shutdown Thwarted Public Input on Agency Rules

Lawmakers, citing public health and environmental impact, want OMB to extend the rulemaking comment period.


Using Data to Figure Out Where Transit Should Go

Fixed-route bus use, in particular, has seen steep declines in use while ride-sharing continues to grow in popularity, according to a new report.


You Don’t Need Leadership Training to Lead

An interview with retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal on the nature of leadership.


Russian Attacks Hit US-European Think Tank Emails, Says Microsoft

The same groups that hit the DNC recently targeted prominent think tanks, including one election-monitoring organization


White House Orders Agencies to Defend the Skies From Cyberattacks

In its National Strategy for Aviation Security, the Trump administration called on the government to be more proactive in spotting threats to U.S. airspace.


Trump Officially Directs Pentagon to Create Space Force, Within Air Force

If Congress approves, Space Force would exist like the Marine Corps within the Navy Department.

IT Modernization

GSA Highlights E-Commerce Portal Feedback

One of the General Services Administration’s top acquisition officials provided an update on more than 200 pages of feedback received from industry on e-commerce portal plans.


Federal Officials Want Public Input on Election Tech Requirements

The most recent Voluntary Voting System Guidelines include a call for paper ballots.

CIO Briefing

OPM Wants Agencies to Show Their Work on Management Agenda Tech and Data Goals

Annual human capital reviews are coming and agencies have to show progress meeting the administration’s workforce, tech and data priorities.