CIO Briefing

Hurd Wins Reelection Battle

One of federal tech’s most outspoken advocates will officially be back for a third term.

Cybersecurity

Critics Urge FTC to Crack Down on Facebook

This organization wants to see heavy fines imposed against the social media company.

Sponsor Content

Empowering the Analyst with AI Technologies

It’s becoming increasingly untenable for government and military organizations to rely solely on human processing power alone.

Ideas

How Government Agencies Are Solving Hiring Challenges with Technology

Modern workers have little patience for the traditional 8-to-5 work schedules that persist in many government agencies.

Emerging Tech

The Next Data Mine Is Your Bedroom

Google wants to scan your clothing and listen to you brush your teeth. Welcome home.

CIO Briefing

Congress Wants to Confront Facebook, Robocallers and Data-Throttlers

Lawmakers also encouraged the Pentagon to continue helping civilian agencies in cyber matters.

Emerging Tech

Facebook Is Launching a Career-Development Site, Taking on LinkedIn

It's designed to give people another reason to visit the social network.

Cybersecurity

DHS Aims to ID Critical Functions to Protect from Cyberattacks by Year’s End

After the Homeland Security Department identifies the critical functions, it plans to map out all their dependencies.

Cybersecurity

How Hackers Are Stealing High-Profile Instagram Accounts

In the Wild West of “influencer” marketing, there are few protections and plenty of easy marks.

IT Modernization

VA Officials Reluctant to Say When G.I. Benefit Delays Will Be Fixed

Lawmakers grilled Veterans Affairs Department officials about the IT issues that prevented tens of thousands of veterans from receiving education and housing stipends on time.

Emerging Tech

When the Tech Mythology Collapses

The industry’s fall from grace may feel unprecedented, but we have a model for what happens when a beloved industry fails us.

Emerging Tech

IRS Spent Millions to Set Up Virtual Assistance Centers That No One Is Using

Of the millions of taxpayers looking for help last year, only 2,700 used the Virtual Service Delivery stations.

Ideas

NIST Experiments with Critical Infrastructure Protections

Over in the IT world, this is fairly basic stuff, though it has rarely been tried for operation technology.

Data

How Wearables Could Help NIH Fight Cancer

The agency aims to better monitor and personalize treatments for chronic conditions using the health data the gadgets collect.

Cybersecurity

Survey: Most Employees Unaware of Travel Security Threats

A lot of employees are flouting common security measures while traveling.

Cybersecurity

Government Contractors Face New Data Breach Disclosure and Investigation Requirements

A planned rule would require contractors to save images of breached systems and allow agencies access.