Ideas

How Government Is Failing Public Servants

A new book argues that federal and state governments need to articulate a vision for training their workers for problem solving in the 21st century.

Emerging Tech

State Department Wants to Disrupt Colombian Coca Harvest with Drones

Training for a team from the South American nation's police force is also needed.

Sponsor Content

Best Practices for Implementing the White House Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity Infrastructure

Within the next two to three months, agencies are required to take immediate actions aimed at rapidly improving cyber security and modernizing Federal IT architectures.

CIO Briefing

GSA Wants a Real Person Associated With Every SAM Registration Before Fiscal Year’s End

Every organization doing business with the government will have to name a real person as account administrator and go through a three-point ID proofing process.

IT Modernization

Multibillion-Dollar DHS Cloud Contract Protested

Another major government cloud contract is under protest from a losing bidder.

CIO Briefing

Army Delays IVAS Display Headset by a Year

Officials cited problems with the unusually wide field of view.

IT Modernization

IRS Should Prioritize Auditing and Customer Service Modernization, Former Officials Say

Machine learning could be used to better serve taxpayers and help close the tax gap, they said.

Cybersecurity

National Cyber Director: Liability Should Be Part of the Equation for Public-Private Collaboration

Cyber leaders’ plan to emphasize collective defense over offense hinges on industry’s willingness to share information with government in real time.

Sponsor Content

3 Straightforward Approaches to Data Modernization

During a recent roundtable discussion, experts from Elastic and the intelligence community convened to speak about what steps agencies must take for effective, secure data modernization.

Ideas

Operational Technology in the Crosshairs

Yes, utilities use both IT and OT, but so do data centers.

Emerging Tech

DIY 'Smart' White Cane Works Like a Self-Driving Car

The cane uses a LIDAR sensor to measure distance to nearby obstacles and then directs users around those areas.

Cybersecurity

Feds Urge Action Against BlackMatter Ransomware Based on Third-Party Tip

A joint advisory officially associates the notorious ransomware-as-a-service group with the Colonial Pipeline attack.

Cybersecurity

CISA Seeking Answers for Implementation of Endpoint Detection and Response Tools

The agency has an idea of what it wants from the capability but is soliciting industry input on key aspects of an enduring investment plan.

Emerging Tech

US Army to Stage Largest Robot Tank Experiment Ever

Its lessons will inform the Army’s next-gen-unmanned-vehicles plan to ask tech firms to deliver the brains and established firms to deliver the wheels.

Emerging Tech

CBP Testing Thermal Body Scans at Pedestrian Border Crossings

The agency is piloting a new Pedestrian Detection-at-Range system to identify illegal or dangerous items being smuggled through ports of entry.

Ideas

Federal Health Care Organizations Seek New Prescription for Managing Device Vulnerability 

The threat landscape in the medical sector is massive and expanding daily with exponential growth in connected medical devices.

Cybersecurity

Treasury Analysis Identifies Cryptocurrency Exchanges Associated With Ransomware

The department is tracking a huge increase in ransomware disclosures but data suggests the events are still grossly underreported.

Emerging Tech

Navy to Prototype Fish-Inspired, Autonomous Robots with ‘Self-Healing’ Parts

Officials identified the vendor they’re eyeing to prototype the futuristic vehicle component.