CIO Briefing

What Trump’s Space Force Announcement Means

New plan would create sixth service branch, and annoy the Air Force.

IT Modernization

GSA Seeks Industry Feedback to Better Harness Tech Spending Data

The government wants to get a better grip on the money it invests in IT and digital services.

Cybersecurity

Trade Tensions With Allies Not Affecting Cyber, Top Diplomat Says

The State Department’s focus now is punishing nations that violate cyber norms, not pushing new norms, the State Department’s Robert Strayer says.

Sponsor Content

Citizens Expect Better Service from the Government, Federal CIO Says

Technology advances may be enticing, but agencies must upgrade to the 21st century first, says Suzette Kent.

Emerging Tech

Someone Flew a Drone Too Close to a Wildfire, Again

Firefighters in Colorado had to ground their aircraft for an hour.

Data

Scandal-Ridden Cambridge Analytica Is Gone But Its Staffers Are Hard At Work Again

The company appears to be putting a new face on its same old data-gathering gig.

Ideas

How to Secure Applications in Hybrid Cloud Environments

Enforcing multifactor authentication is just one way to help secure data.

CIO Briefing

NDAA, ZTE and the Rest of Congress' Agenda

Congress and the executive branch continue wrestling over Chinese telecom ZTE.

Emerging Tech

There’s About to Be A Lot More Creepy Boston Dynamics Robots in the World

The company may soon begin to turn its decades-long robotics research into an actual business.

Cybersecurity

FTC Suggests Considering Security Disclosure Rules for Connected-Device Makers

If the Consumer Product Safety Commission required IoT makers to outline their security protections, the Federal Trade Commission could go after false claims.

Data

A U.S. Court Rejected Google Translate as a Means of Providing Consent to a Cop

Courts around the world are increasingly considering relying on machine translation during legal proceedings.

Emerging Tech

Defense Department Awards 14 Spots on $7.5B Innovative Tech Contract

DISA announced winners for the unrestricted portion of the SETI contract, with small business awards schedule for later this year.

Emerging Tech

Navy Wants Experimental Tech to Streamline Operations in Port and at Sea

SPAWAR is using its other transaction authority to solicit prototypes through the TReX consortium.

Data

New Data Could Help Siri And Alexa Know When They’re Being Unhelpful

Knowing when there isn’t enough information to provide an accurate answer is a tricky skill to learn.