Cybersecurity

Agencies Have 10 Days to Review, Secure Critical IT Weakness

The Homeland Security Department’s cybersecurity office issued an emergency directive requiring agencies to secure their Domain Name System infrastructure.

Cybersecurity

National Intelligence Strategy Warns of Technological Threats to U.S.

Disruptive technologies will democratize capabilities previously available only to nation-states with plenty of resources.

CIO Briefing

The Wheels of Justice Are Grinding to a Halt

FBI agents say the government shutdown is costing them confidential sources, postponing indictments, and shutting down investigations.

Sponsor Content

Improving Cyber Mission Assurance with Actionable Insight

While it is now widely accepted that military commanders must understand the full scope of cybersecurity risks their missions face to best protect their missions, they often lack the necessary visibility and actionable insight into their cyber threat environment to do so.

CIO Briefing

The 2020 Census Is Still in Big Trouble

The Supreme Court may decide the fate of the citizenship question that the Trump administration wants to add to the census, and cities are bracing for chaos.

Cybersecurity

How Social Security Administration Plans to Protect Your Identity

The agency is looking for ways to identify citizens with random characters instead of Social Security numbers on agency mail.

Ideas

How to Build a Better Great Wall

The idea of creating a robust, intelligent technology barrier as opposed to a static physical one has been floated before.

Cybersecurity

Senators to WMATA: How Will You Keep Next-Gen Metro Cars Safe from Foreign Tampering?

Four D.C.-area lawmakers are asking WMATA leaders to take supply chain and cybersecurity issues into account when buying the next series of Metro cars.

IT Modernization

Library of Congress Needs Volunteers to Digitize Its Records

Vendors would work for free, but they’d essentially gain exclusive rights to the materials for up to three years.

Emerging Tech

Former Google Chief to Chair Government Artificial Intelligence Advisory Group

Eric Schmidt will join 14 other tech experts on the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence.

CIO Briefing

Will Cities Pay Federal Workers During the Shutdown?

San Jose is offering its airport workers loans during the shutdown. More cities are following.

Ideas

The Coming Digitization of the Regulatory Environment

Here's what the U.S. can learn about digitizing regulations from two of the largest economies.

CIO Briefing

Lawmakers Set the Stage for the Privacy Debate

Congress also took up bills to upgrade the power grid, combat Chinese tech threats and punish robocallers.

CIO Briefing

DHS Pauses Most Contracting Deadlines Until After Shutdown Ends

The extensions only apply to seven department procurement offices and do not override existing posted amendments.

IT Modernization

VA Selects Booz Allen Hamilton to Build New Mobile Application Cloud

The company is also responsible for migrating between 20 and 30 apps from the existing platform to the new cloud environment.

CIO Briefing

Microsoft’s Big Pledge to Help Build Affordable Housing in the Seattle Area

The move by the company is “potentially groundbreaking” and an acknowledgment that “government alone cannot really solve” the housing crisis.