CIO Briefing

President Trump Signs $2.2 Trillion Stimulus

Agencies will receive $340B, helping to boost hiring, telework and office cleaning.

Emerging Tech

Air Force Seeks Partnerships to Produce Space Innovations and Base of the Future

The anticipated challenges aim to spur innovations in space technology and produce a base of the future.

Sponsor Content

How Emerging Technology Is Transforming Tomorrow’s Mission, Today

Artificial intelligence, 5G, cloud, edge computing, robotics and more all demonstrate exciting promise in their potential to transform the way government organizations operate and execute on the mission.

Emerging Tech

FCC Issues Waiver For Telecom Supporting Zoom and WebEx Traffic

Without the waiver, Inteliquent would be subject to “significant cost increases” that would prevent the companies from offering free teleconference services.

IT Modernization

Microsoft Upgrades Classified Cloud Offering

Microsoft achieved a provisional authorization to host Defense Department data classified as secret.

Cybersecurity

Coronavirus Will Not Delay Pentagon’s Contractor Cybersecurity Program, Official Says

The Defense Department signed an agreement with an accreditation body for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification.

CIO Briefing

DHS Makes a Master List of Knowns and Unknowns of COVID-19 Outbreak

The agency developed the master question list as a reference for government decision-makers.

Emerging Tech

ICE Wants to Connect Its Facial Recognition System With a Pennsylvania County’s Gang Intel App

Immigration and Customs Enforcement wants to develop an offshoot of Lehigh County’s Gang Intelligence App over the next year.

CIO Briefing

Senate Stimulus Bill Includes Resources for Federal Telework and Contracting Community

Portions of the Senate’s stimulus bill address immediate technological challenges for government.

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Amid Coronavirus, CISA and NIST Issue Guidelines to Boost Federal Telecommuting

Hackers are taking advantage of the telecommuting chaos to launch attacks across the spectrum.

CIO Briefing

Stimulus Deal Gives Agencies $340B, Helping to Boost Telework, Office Cleaning and Hiring

A Senate aide says other House-backed provisions to give feds more benefits did not make into the final deal.

Emerging Tech

White House Releases National Strategy for 5G Security

The strategy focuses on four lines of effort and will guide how the government approaches 5G for the near future.

CIO Briefing

Real ID Deadline Postponed Due to Coronavirus

President Trump pushed back the Oct. 1 deadline that would have required Americans to have Real ID compliant driver’s licenses and other identification cards in order to board an airplane.

Cybersecurity

Defense Agency Renews Antivirus Software Subscription for Workers’ Home Use

The one-year license excludes contractors from a crucial factor in secure “maximum telework.”

CIO Briefing

Scammers Are Trying to Get Medicare Numbers, HHS Warns

The Health and Human Services Department warns that scammers are attempting to get real Medicare and Medicaid numbers to fraudulently bill the government. 

IT Modernization

Agencies Have Spent More Than $300M In Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak

Federal buyers spent more than $4.8 million on hand sanitizer alone in the last two months.

Cybersecurity

Chinese Hackers Attacked Foreign Health Care, Military, Oil Networks as Coronavirus Hit China

In January, the ‘widespread’ assault targeted a vulnerability in virtual desktops, cloud computing, and network applications, FireEye announced.

Emerging Tech

Artificial Intelligence in Action

Federal agencies are laying the groundwork now for how artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation may change their operations in not-so-distant future.