CIO Briefing

OMB is Dropping the Ball on DATA Act Management, Watchdog Says

The office lacks a formal process for revising data standards, and it doesn’t clearly tell agencies when changes are made, the Government Accountability Office found.

Heartland Cities Are Stuck. Washington Can Help Them.

In an unprecedented era of winner-take-all urbanism, left-behind cities need federal help.

Commercial CX Trends for Federal Agencies to Consider Today

Here are the top digital customer service trends used by leading commercial brands that hold promise for government leaders in 2019.

Why the New Zealand Shooting Video Keeps Circulating

Teaching AI to filter out banned content isn’t the solution advocates hoped for—or the one Silicon Valley promised.

Pentagon Watchdog Launches Probe of Acting Defense Chief's Boeing Ties

Shanahan welcomes the investigation pushed by Democrats and transparency group.

White House Issues New Guidance on Category Management

Obama-era move toward pooled agency purchasing is updated to reduce duplication.

OPM Looks to Expand Pilot Programs That Teach Federal Employees New Skills

New pay study will be "additive," not replace existing compensation comparison efforts, acting director says.

Senators Question DOJ’s Surveillance of Americans’ Cell Phone Location Records

Lawmakers want the attorney general to explain how the collection of cellular location data has changed following a recent SCOTUS decision.

White House to Nominate Michael Kratsios as U.S. CTO

Kratsios, who currently serves as the country’s deputy chief technology officer, will be the first person to hold the title since the Obama administration.

‘This is Not About Me and Google,’ Says Dunford, Who Will Meet Execs Next Week

Artificial intelligence businesses in China help an authoritarian government and erode America’s military advantage, the Joint Chiefs chairman said.

Office In Charge of Trying Guantanamo Detainees Needs IT Support

The Office of Military Commissions is conducting market research on a $20 million IT support contract.

Security Authorizations Trickle In As Deadlines Near on $50 Billion Telecom Contract

So far, only one vendor on the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract has gotten an authority to operate—an important requirement that could complicate the upcoming transition.

Your AirPods Will Die Soon

The surprisingly short life of new electronic devices.

VA Botched GI Benefits Modernization Because Nobody Was in Charge, Watchdog Says

The project, which started in August 2017, didn’t have a designated leader until November 2018, the VA inspector general found.