Cybersecurity

Senate Committee Approves $250 Million to Fund the Electric Grid Security

The PROTECT Act would create a federal grant program to help small utility companies improve their digital defenses.

Data

Transportation to Start Tracking Sexual Harassment of Travelers Under New Bill

The bill calls for certain airlines and railroads to track harassment and assault of their workers and passengers and report incidents to the Transportation Department.

Emerging Tech

What Does the US Military Need For A War In Space? It’s Hard to Say

The plans for war above the atmosphere remain so tightly classified that industry can’t start building the things that will be needed.

Sponsor Content

Federal Data Center Modernization

Despite the slow and often uneven progress toward modernization, realizing the performance, security, and savings goals that have been set in the government IT space is possible.

CIO Briefing

Impasses Panel Gives Rare Win to Union on Telework

Just days after the Social Security Administration announced the impending end of a long-running telework pilot program for operations staff, the panel protected employees in the Office of Hearing Operations from a similar fate.

Cybersecurity

Too Many CISOs Delay Cyber Response, DHS Official Says

The overabundance of federal cybersecurity leaders is inhibiting the government’s ability to rapidly respond to threats, according to Mark Bristow.

CIO Briefing

House Passes Month-Long Spending Bill With Two Days Until Shutdown

Congress appears likely to avoid a Thanksgiving lapse in appropriations, but will face a new deadline near Christmas.

IT Modernization

GSA Built a Bot Factory and Thinks Your Agency Can Too

The federal RPA Community of Practice is getting ready to release its first playbook before the end of the year.

Cybersecurity

Federal CISO: Better Info Sharing Will Lead to More Secure Supply Chain

Federal Chief Information Security Officer Grant Schneider outlined the Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Council goals for 2020.

IT Modernization

A State Agency Scraps Its Paper-Based Licensing System

In adopting a digital licensing system, officials at the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission say they moved away not just from stacks and stacks of paper, but also an old mindset.

Sponsor Content

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?

CIO Briefing

Defense Department Fails Its Second Audit, Yet Is Making Progress

This was only the second audit completed for the Pentagon since a 1990 law required them.

Policy

Congress Reaches Deal to Fight Robocalls

“It’s time to put Americans back in charge of their phones,” lawmakers said.

Cybersecurity

VA Released Millions of People's Personal Data Despite Known Risks

The agency stopped redacting personally identifiable information in claims requested under the Privacy Act, even though officials knew the policy could leave millions of people vulnerable to identity theft.

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IT Modernization

FBI Unites Traditional Techniques with Tech-Driven Applications to Solve Today’s Crimes

A top official recently reflected on how insiders are transforming old-school approaches to tackle advanced cyber crimes.

Cybersecurity

DHS Silicon Valley Program Makes Two Awards for Digital Credentials Management

The department is working to digitize the process for issuing, verifying and managing credentials like travel documents and employment authorizations.

Emerging Tech

How Lockheed Martin Is Trying To Link Everything on the Battlefield

Experiment by experiment, the company is weaving aircraft, ground vehicles, satellites, and the rest into a network that will someday give commanders unprecedented decision-support options.

Ideas

Democratic Candidates Need to Learn to Play the Long Game on Broadband

Putting monopoly-style regulations from the 1930s on the competitive broadband sector won't work.

IT Modernization

Doctors Give Electronic Health Records an 'F'

Clunky systems may contribute to medical professionals' burnout.