CIO Briefing

Contracting Association Calls for Extension of COVID-19 Leave Provision 

This will help the government prepare for the next emergency, says the Professional Services Council. 

CIO Briefing

National Labs Move to Support Researchers Seeking Name Changes on Past Work

As part of broader inclusivity campaigns, the labs aim to relieve some burdens faced by transgender authors or others whose names have changed over their professions.

Cybersecurity

Senate Homeland Security Committee Advances Workforce, Supply Chain Bills

Lawmakers look to grow an already lengthy to-do list at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. 

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CIO Briefing

Moms Spent the Equivalent of a Full-Time Job on Child Care Last Year — While Working at the Same Time

Data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on how Americans split their time last year shows moms of young kids spent about eight hours a day on child care while spending six hours on average working.

Emerging Tech

State Wants Better Bots and Processes For Its Help Desk

The Consolidated Customer Support office already manages eight bots, but an ongoing project requires more user-centric automation.

CIO Briefing

Agencies Struggle to Implement Mass Testing for Unvaccinated Feds

The Biden administration is requiring at least weekly COVID-19 testing for the unvaccinated, but the White House has offered few details about how that will happen.

Ideas

How the Energy Department Can Improve Cybersecurity in the Energy Industry

The Energy Department has an obligation to protect both public and private energy interests on critical infrastructure.

IT Modernization

Text Messages Get Young People to Avoid Sunburn

The researchers set out to establish the optimal text messaging intervention to achieve behavior change in young adults at risk of skin cancer.

Emerging Tech

What One City Hopes to Learn by Pausing Use of Facial Recognition Technology

A ban in Baltimore would restrict the city from purchasing facial recognition technology and temporarily restrict use by city agencies, residents and businesses (but not the police).

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Cybersecurity

Advisory Details How to Defend Container Tech from Crypto Miners

Old fashioned data theft is still the main reason adversaries are targeting a popular open-source application management system.

Emerging Tech

DHS Tech Directorate Sets Goals to Guide Risk-Aware Artificial Intelligence Use

It’s meant to complement the department’s broader enterprise strategy and could prove helpful to other agencies.

Ideas

What Are Dark Patterns? An Online Media Expert Explains

It’s not you; many e-commerce websites are difficult to use by design.

CIO Briefing

Watchdog: COVID-19 Spending Using OTAs Had Less Oversight, Transparency Than Usual

For example, of the $12.5 billion awarded using other transaction authorities, nearly 60% was funneled through a single consortium management company.

Cybersecurity

Survey: Nearly 3 in 4 Organizations Suffered Data Breaches Due to Phishing

More than half of respondents indicated concerns about hybrid work environments and defending against malicious emails. 

CIO Briefing

Social Security 'Overwhelmed' by Mail, Infuriating Customers Seeking Documents

With most employees teleworking during the pandemic, the watchdog faulted the agency for not having a system to track and return customers’ identification documents.

Emerging Tech

Lawmakers Propose OMB-Led AI Training Program for Government Buyers

The program would train procurement officials about artificial intelligence as a technology and its risks.

CIO Briefing

The Day the Space Station Lurched

A recent arrival at the International Space Station created a little too much excitement.

Cybersecurity

The White House Is Deciding Whether to Support a Bureau of Cyber Statistics

A key senator introduced a bill containing one of the more controversial recommendations of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission.

Emerging Tech

Senators Introduce Bill to Help Agencies Counter Deepfakes and Deceptive Media

The proposal would create a Department of Homeland Security-led task force to pinpoint technologies useful to trace content back to inception.