Cybersecurity

Spy Agencies Stopped Collecting GPS, Phone Location Data Last Year

The decision came in the wake of a Supreme Court decision restricting law enforcement’s use of such information.

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The Connected Ecosystem

GBC polled over 200 federal employees to assess perceptions, priorities, and the extent of Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology adoption at the top levels of government.

Emerging Tech

Lawmakers Propose Bill Limiting Government's Use of Facial Recognition

The legislation would require law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant before conducting facial recognition surveillance.

IT Modernization

Amazon Cites ‘Political Influence’ in Coming JEDI Protest

Amazon will fight over the $10 billion cloud contract that the Pentagon awarded to Microsoft in October.

Cybersecurity

Facebook, Twitter Detail Efforts to Stop Fake Accounts from Targeting Veterans

Lawmakers pressed social media companies on whether they’re devoting enough of their resources to stopping romance scams and disinformation. 

Cybersecurity

DHS Cyber Monitoring Program Is Shedding Light on Agencies’ Shadow IT

Before using tools provided under the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, agencies only knew about four of every seven devices that connected to their networks, according to program manager Kevin Cox.

IT Modernization

Officials: Shared Services Implementation Begins But Journey Will Be Long

Three of the four initial focus areas are ready to move beyond the standards-setting phase to implementation, with GSA’s payroll program leading the way.

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How Digital Workspaces Can Take Government Productivity to the Next Level

Governments exist in disparate and scattered IT environments aswarm with hybrid cloud and multi-cloud applications. How can one overcome silos and isolation?

Emerging Tech

3D Printing Technique Puts Electronics Right into Plastic

The development could lead to better performing small satellites, biomedical implants and more.

CIO Briefing

The Government Report That Got Turned Into a Hollywood Movie

How Scott Z. Burns tackled his feature directorial debut, a gripping film about the inquiry into the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation” program

CIO Briefing

Contractors: Begin Shutdown Prep Now

Lessons learned from the 2018 shutdown suggest government contractors should prepare all they can for a potential 2019 shutdown.

Emerging Tech

How Chilean Protesters Took Down a Drone With Standard Laser Pointers

The low-powered presentation tool/dangerous children’s toy is becoming a weapon of choice for protesters around the world trying to take down or disable surveillance tech.

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Cybersecurity

CISA Wants Feedback on Its Vulnerability Assessments

The agency is looking to improve a program that lets critical infrastructure operators measure their digital security and see how they stack up against their counterparts.

Emerging Tech

NOAA to Solicit Public Insight on Four Draft Science and Technology Strategies

Focus areas include artificial intelligence, unmanned systems, ‘omics, and the cloud.

Cybersecurity

Senator Urges Cybersecurity Review of Mobile Voting App

West Virginia and local governments in Colorado, Utah and Oregon have all piloted mobile voting applications developed by Voatz.

CIO Briefing

Congress Expects to Pass Another Stopgap Spending Bill to Keep Agencies Open Through Dec. 20

Lawmakers hope to pass full-year appropriations before the new deadline and avoid another holiday season shutdown.

IT Modernization

State Wants to Recruit More Young, Diverse IT Pros

The Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship Program would offer 15 students mentoring, financial aid and guaranteed employment.