IT Modernization

Justice Department Warns of Fake Unemployment Benefit Websites

It’s one more issue for jobless Americans and state workforce agencies to be concerned about.

Emerging Tech

VA Launches New Platform to Send Veterans Personalized Notifications

Open-source software—developed abroad—supports a new tool that allows the agency to send confirmations and other details through email or text.

Sponsor Content

The Future of .GOV and the People's Code

GBC's latest playbook uses survey-driven insights to highlight several coding options for the future of government websites.

Cybersecurity

House Armed Services Chair Calls for Focus on Information Systems Over Arbitrary Metrics

Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., suggested a 500-ship Navy is inadequate if adversaries are able to disrupt command and control systems.

Ideas

Debunking Three Myths about Hardware Security

The federal government should consider hardware-enabled security approaches.

CIO Briefing

9 Government Tech Trends That Mattered in 2020

The federal government turned to technology during an unprecedented 2020 marked by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cybersecurity

White House Is Developing a Plan to Secure Industrial Control Systems

An upcoming executive order in response to the hacking campaign that involved SolarWinds will include standards to improve software transparency.

Sponsor Content

Nextgov Ebook: Cloud Security

In this ebook, Nextgov examines what is and isn’t working in federal cloud security and what the future of the landscape is heading toward.

Cybersecurity

DHS Wants Help Restructuring Pay and Bonuses for Cybersecurity Pros

The agency is looking for a vendor to help lay out a plan to recruit and retain top talent needed to meet its cybersecurity missions.

CIO Briefing

Bill Aims to Counter China with International Technology Partnership

The bill aims to imbue democratic values in technologies like artificial intelligence and 5G.

Emerging Tech

HHS Aims to Accelerate Technologies for Combatting Lyme Disease

The often-overlooked illness radically disrupts hundreds of thousands of lives each year.

Ideas

It’s Time for a Cybersecurity Quid Pro Quo

Require companies to disclose breaches to the government in exchange for legal liability limitations. 

Ideas

A Counterintuitive Way to Cheer Up When You’re Down

When you most need to get happier, try giving happiness away.

Ideas

Social Media Checks Can Bring Bias into Hiring

“One of the things that cropped up repeatedly was that cybervetting not only judges people’s behavior, but how that behavior is presented,” said a researcher.

Cybersecurity

NIST Planning Workshop to Comply with Law on Federal IoT Procurement

Comments on draft documents required under the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act raise concerns of both fragmentation and a lack of flexibility.

Cybersecurity

Biden’s Pick For Defense Policy Chief Outlines Cyber Deterrence Position

In a contentious nomination hearing, Colin Kahl called for a whole-of-government approach to technology.

CIO Briefing

DHS Launching Voluntary COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program

Employees will be able to self-report a positive diagnosis through the ServiceNow help desk and official contact tracers will follow up with anyone who might have been exposed.