IT Modernization

Watchdog: IRS Declined to Patch Known Weakness Ahead of Tax Day Crash

An inspector general report says the agency opted not to go with an untested patch based on a contractor’s recommendation.

Ideas

When and Why an Agency CISO Should Consider Parting Ways With a Cyber Contractor

Contractor turnover rate increasing—is it time for your agency to part ways too?

Sponsor Content

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

A typical IT hardware buy can take three to nine months. Numerous agencies are beginning to employ a consumption-based strategy to achieve markedly improved efficiencies while simultaneously reducing cost. Here is how agencies are navigating critical challenges with their data centers.

Emerging Tech

Introducing Resident-Centered Autonomous Vehicle Pilots

The Knight Foundation aims to take projects out of the hands of car companies in five cities.

CIO Briefing

Lawmakers Weigh in on the White House Cyber Policy

Plus hackers attempt to crack into Senate staff’s personal email.

Emerging Tech

Why You’re Probably Getting a Microchip Implant Someday

Microchip implants are going from tech-geek novelty to genuine health tool—and you might be running out of good reasons to say no.

Emerging Tech

Amazon Is Invading Your Home With Micro-Convenience

The company's new line of voice-automated products, including a wall clock and a microwave, could help it amass an enormous database of consumer behavior.

CIO Briefing

Survey: Cyber Pros Leave Government For More Than Just Money

Other factors like leadership and mission play a factor too, according to a new survey.

Cybersecurity

DHS Needs to Define Network Disruptions Before It Can Fight Them

Agencies have different definition of what an outage is and that matters.

Emerging Tech

DARPA-Funded Work May Help Troops See Around Corners

By setting up multiple sensors, researchers have learned to “see” what’s out of sight.

Ideas

Machine Learning Could Help Chip Away at the Security Clearance Backlog

Augmenting human investigators is a better option than doing reinvestigations less frequently.

CIO Briefing

Survey: Citizens Favor a More Digital Government

Most of the citizens polled thought digital services are as important or more important than traditional service delivery.

IT Modernization

White House Wants More Input Before Finalizing New Government Research Center Structure

Officials are pondering the next steps as they sift through initial feedback on the proposed GEAR Center.

Emerging Tech

Inside the Search Engine That Spots Traffickers, Terrorists and Money Launderers

Rooted in DARPA research, the tool shines light on the darkest corners of the internet.

Cybersecurity

U.S. To Go on Offense in Cyberspace, Bolton Says

The strategy comes shortly after a directive that reduced interagency checks before a U.S. cyber strike.