CIO Briefing

Here’s How the Shutdown Hurts Government Contractors

The shutdown is having a major effect on government contractors and federal employees alike.

CIO Briefing

Defense Acquisition Reform Panel Suggests Eliminating Department CIO

The Section 809 Panel’s third report recommends big changes to how the Defense Department buys technology.

CIO Briefing

FCC Chairman Declines to Brief Congress About Location Data Controversy

Lawmakers wanted to hear from the FCC about the recent hot-button issue of mobile carriers selling location data to third parties.

Sponsor Content

Putting Intelligent Automation To Work For Federal

Intelligent automation is an ideal solution for highly process-driven government operations. Yes, the potential cost savings can be significant, but that's not all.

Data

Open Federal Data is Now the Law of the Land

President Trump signed the OPEN Government Data Act into law, requiring agencies to publish machine-readable data and appoint chief data officers.

Emerging Tech

Anatomy of an Electric Scooter Crash

The rise of the rented e-scooter has also brought safety fears and injury-related lawsuits. What happens when a new mobility mode meets the American legal system?

CIO Briefing

From TSA Call Outs to FAA Protests, Airports Are Feeling the Shutdown Pressure

Several airports are adjusting their operations to account for fewer security screeners showing up.

CIO Briefing

Shutdown Consequences: Could a Drop in Credit Score Lead to Loss of Security Clearance?

Financial experts say not to worry, but at least one lawmaker wants assurances from the White House.

Emerging Tech

Lawmaker Asks FCC for Emergency Briefing

The House Energy and Commerce committee chairman wants location data answers, now.

Emerging Tech

The Transportation Department is Funding Autonomous Drones

It also wants to research how self-driving vehicles can be manipulated to threaten the public.

Emerging Tech

The Chill of U.S.-Russia Relations Creeps Into Space

Bungled plans between the U.S. and Russia highlight how hot-and-cold international relations mess with space exploration.

Emerging Tech

The ‘Driverless Experience’ Looks Awfully Distracting

At CES 2019, carmakers showed off vehicles with perfume-puffing headrests, augmented-reality video displays, and all manner of in-car entertainment.

Emerging Tech

How AI Will Find You In the Crowd, Without Facial Recognition

New deep learning methods tested on video footage groups of animals could be a surveillance hit.

CIO Briefing

A Warning for Elected Officials on Social Media—Court Says Don't Block Critics

A social media page can be the equivalent of a public meeting, a federal appellate court found for the first time last week.

CIO Briefing

Lawmakers Propose Bills to Avoid Future Shutdowns, Secure the Power Grid

Congress also cleared a bill to ensure furloughed feds get back pay once the government reopens.

Emerging Tech

L.A. Joins the Growing Battle Over Location Data

Los Angeles is taking the Weather Channel to court over its treatment of app users’ location data. Expect that to be one of many such lawsuits in 2019.

Emerging Tech

The Quiet Ways Automation Is Remaking Service Work

Workers may not be replaced by robots anytime soon, but they’ll likely face shorter hours, lower pay, and stolen time.

Cybersecurity

The Pentagon Has More than 250 Cyber Gaps in Its Networks, Watchdog Says

The Defense Department has a lot of work to do to remedy some years-old cyber issues.