IT Modernization

VA Prepping for Go-Live of Health Records System in March

Veterans Affairs Department officials testified they’re continuing with plans to roll out their new electronic health record system in early 2020.

Data

GAO Hires First Data Scientist

The position will lead the watchdog’s new Innovation Lab, soliciting new ideas and using data to help GAO better inform agencies and Congress.

Emerging Tech

Artificial Intelligence Could Have Biggest Impact on White-Collar Jobs

New research suggests that white collar jobs are more likely to feel the impacts of artificial intelligence in the workplace than blue-collar positions.

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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.

Emerging Tech

Army Hires AI Firm to Predict When Aircraft, Vehicles & Weapons Will Break

Following the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps, the service hopes a small company can organize the data from decades-old maintenance logs.

CIO Briefing

White House Builds Out Science and Tech Office

The Trump administration has been slow to fill positions in its tech policy apparatus.

Ideas

Take the First Steps To Quantum-Safe Security Now to Avoid Mistakes Later 

No enterprise—whether a government, a military or a private company—can afford to be unprepared. 

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.

IT Modernization

Officials: Working Capital Funds Take Time But Have ‘Real Staying Power’

Agencies are still figuring out the best way to establish and govern IT working capital funds two years after passage of the MGT Act.

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?

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.

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.

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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.

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.