Ideas

Government Workforce Management—Overdue for an Overhaul

Agencies are handicapped by outdated management rules—it isn’t a worker problem, it’s a system problem.

Cybersecurity

Cyber Officials Swear They Aren't the Enemy

Federal cyber officials want to help agencies build more secure health care systems, not just say no.

Ideas

When a Country Bans Social Media

Sri Lanka’s ban on social media forces a question nobody wants to ask: What if a global media network is impossible?

Sponsor Content

Choosing Transformation Agents: How GSA is Driving Digital Modernization with the Cloud

As the trailblazer of innovation in the federal government, GSA serves as a digital consultancy for other federal agencies.

Cybersecurity

Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy Announces Second Class

The second class will be open to all feds, not just those who do not work in IT.

Cybersecurity

How to Build a Better Password Than ‘123456’

The U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre offers simple advice for people and organizations for more secure options.

Emerging Tech

How GSA Is Helping the Government Embrace Automation

The agency, which plans to have more than two dozen bots deployed by the end of the year, is standing up a community of practice around the technology.

Emerging Tech

FDA Approves First Device to Treat Kids with ADHD

A nerve-stimulating medical device sends therapeutic signals to parts of the brain thought to be involved in ADHD.

Emerging Tech

TSA Wants A Vendor To Manage Its Third-Party Tech Testing Ecosystem

The new process will let the agency leverage private sector testing organizations instead of relying solely on Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate.

Cybersecurity

GAO: GSA Must Do More on Cybersecurity, Property Management

A federal watchdog agency’s reminder on outstanding recommendations comes as the Trump administration pushes for the agency to take on new responsibilities.

Cybersecurity

Report: Weaponized PDFs on the Rise

The form of malware is targeting mostly the United States and Britain.

IT Modernization

NSF Kicks Off Final Phase of Workforce Reskilling App Competition

The Career Compass Challenge aims to build an app that matches feds to the tech jobs based on their current skills and interests.

Emerging Tech

How Humans Will Design the First Full-Time Habitat on the Moon

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), in partnership with the ESA and MIT, wants to accommodate research and maybe even tourism on the moon.

Emerging Tech

The Pentagon is Investing in Space Robots to Repair Satellites

The robots would service military, government and commercial spacecraft more than 22,000 miles above the Earth.

Emerging Tech

FCC Commissioner Wants Community Colleges to Become Pipelines for America’s 5G Workforce

An FCC Commissioner hopes to mirror Aiken Technical College’s Tower Installation Program in other schools across the country.

Ideas

Moving from Random Acts of Digital to Real Transformation

Too often, government agencies and businesses alike pin their hopes on a single type of transformative technology.