Cybersecurity

DHS Plans To Formalize Bug Disclosure Policy

The policy will make it easier for computer researchers to share hackable vulnerabilities they find in Homeland Security systems.

IT Modernization

Feds Need To Be Pirates, Not Ninjas, Says Defense Health Official

Defense Health Agency's David Cooper urged his fellow feds to embrace pirate principles—at least when it comes to mobile apps.

Data

Google Maps Unveils Tool to Locate Drug Disposal Sites

The company hopes it will play a part in reducing opioid use.

Sponsor Content

Actionable Intelligence: How Advanced Data Analytics Drives DoD Modernization

Many of the top challenges facing DoD fall into the area where data, analytics and the cloud intersect. The solution lies in combining those factors, adopting a platform for advanced analytics powered by machine learning that has been optimized for the cloud.

Podcasts

Critical Update: Securing Elections And Diversifying The Cyber Workforce

In a special episode, Nextgov speaks with DHS cyber lead Jeanette Manfra about the government’s cyber priorities and challenges.   

Policy

Lawmakers Want to Boost Their Tech-Savvy By Reviving Defunct Office

They want to reopen the Office of Technology Assessment, a research group that once kept Congress up to date on emerging technology.

Cybersecurity

The Internet’s Core Infrastructure Was Hacked to Steal Ethereum From a Popular Wallet Service

The attackers exploited vulnerabilities in two basic internet protocols that route traffic around the world.

IT Modernization

With No Permanent Leadership, VA Forges Ahead on $16 Billion Health Records Effort

The Veterans Affairs Department will press on with its electronic health records contract without a permanent secretary or chief information officer.

Cybersecurity

Government Leads Major Industries In Email Security

Government email security has surged since an October mandate from the Homeland Security Department.

IT Modernization

One of the Pentagon’s Worldwide Networks Is About to Get 10x Faster

The Defense Information Systems Agency announced its plan to increase bandwidth for one of its mission-critical networks.

Policy

Defense Bill Would Send Military Reinforcements to DHS’ Cyber Mission

The bill would also transfer most of DISA’s network defense responsibilities to U.S. Cyber Command.

Data

How Data Geeks Can Move Their Findings Up the Ladder

Here are tips for making sure decision-makers don't ignore your analyses.

CIO Briefing

Mulvaney Targets Consumer Bureau's 'Yelp'-Like Complaint Portal

Acting director encourages bankers’ argument against posting unvetted criticism.

Data

Tech Lessons Learned From the Devastation of Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands' CIOs discussed data security, relationships with wireless carriers and next-level training at NASCIO’s midyear conference.

Data

Radar Satellites Spying on Farms From Space Is a Taste of the Future Economy

Images are created by synthetic aperture radar can 'see' through clouds.

Emerging Tech

Internet of Things Security is a Marathon Not a Sprint, says DHS Cyber Expert

Adversaries that continuously improve their attacks push agencies to proactively defend.