Ideas

FaceApp Is Everyone’s Problem

It feels good to call out people for being duped by the Russian app, but the individualist framing of privacy is the bigger culprit.

Cybersecurity

Lawmakers Propose Bills to Secure Connected Planes, Trains and Automobiles

The legislation would set “reasonable” security measures for the numerous IT systems that power our increasingly connected vehicles.

Cybersecurity

Equifax Will Fork Up to $700 Million to Compensate for 2017 Data Breach

Those impacted by the breach may be eligible to receive up to $20,000 in cash payments.

Sponsor Content

Flash Poll: Measuring Cloud and AI Maturation

Are government agencies navigating cloud and AI progress to the strategic level? Government Business Council (GBC) polled more than 150 government employees to find out more.

Ideas

How You Can Help Your Agency Put AI to Work Today

AI technology will significantly revolutionize how work is done in the federal workspace and allow us to “scale” human action to critical thinking tasks.

Emerging Tech

Air Force Wants Simulated Wargames to Plan For Lasers, Electro-Magnetic Weapons

The wargames are meant to teach airmen about these new weapons and help the Air Force develop new tactics and procedures.

Cybersecurity

Protecting Election Systems Will Take Much More Federal Money, Report Says

The threat of foreign interference in U.S. elections remains, so the federal government must help state and local officials shore up defenses, according to a new report from the Brennan Center for Justice.

CIO Briefing

Everyone Dreads Shutdowns, So Why Do They Keep Happening?

The Antideficiency Act is supposed to clarify what happens when Congress fails to pass a budget. But it hasn’t worked out that way.

Emerging Tech

A Clue to the Reason for Women’s Pervasive Car-Safety Problem

Crash-test dummies are typically models of an average man. Women are 73 percent more likely to be injured in a car accident. These things are probably connected.

Emerging Tech

We Were Promised Moon Cities

It’s been 50 years since Apollo 11 put humans on the surface of the moon. Why didn’t we stay and build a more permanent lunar base? Lots of reasons.

Cybersecurity

Industry Wants to Know Exactly What Huawei Ban Means for Contractors

While the law is clear that agencies can’t buy tech from certain companies, it is ambiguous about how that affects federal contractors and grant programs.

Cybersecurity

CISA Explains Why Enterprise Approach To Security is Gamechanging

The agency’s assistant director for cybersecurity highlighted multiple aims and accomplishments.

IT Modernization

House Republicans to Trump: Stay Out of Pentagon Cloud Acquisition

Four members of the House Armed Services Committee asked Trump to let the Pentagon award its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract without delay.

CIO Briefing

Survey: Five in Six HHS Employees May Consider Leaving if Telework is Restricted

Department has stripped telework provisions from its union contract, and is expected to require employees to commute at least four days per week.

IT Modernization

Trump ‘Looking Into’ Pentagon’s JEDI Contract

The president said Oracle, IBM and Microsoft have been complaining about JEDI.

Cybersecurity

IRS Still Has Dozens of Cyber Fixes to Make From Last Year

Numerous security deficiencies in the agency’s IT ecosystem could leave data on millions of taxpayers at risk, according to the Government Accountability Office.

IT Modernization

Agencies Have a New Tool for Researching Electronic Records Management Services

The National Archives and Records Administration and General Services Administration collaborated on the market research tool.

Cybersecurity

DHS is Looking to Upgrade Its FISMA Compliance Tools

The new and improved information assurance system would help officials better understand and manage the department’s sprawling IT infrastructure.

Emerging Tech

Army Goggles Will Feature Facial Recognition Tech ‘Very Soon’

A modified gamer headset will allow soldiers to see through a drone’s eyes, aim around corners, and identify the faces of enemies in their sights.