CIO Briefing

Experts Propose Feds Use Sanctions and Cyberweapons to Fight Deepfakes

Both social media companies and the government must play a role in fighting back against hyper-realistic misinformation, experts told the House Intelligence Committee.

How Federal Agencies Can Move Innovation Forward

There’s hard work ahead to truly capture the full potential of artificial intelligence.

The ‘Platform’ Excuse Is Dying

For years, tech companies have relied on a rhetorical sleight of hand. It’s not working anymore.

House Appropriations Package Now Includes Contractor Back Pay

There is still a chance federal contractors unpaid during the 35-day shutdown could get back pay.

OIG: USPS Must Better Manage Its Cyber Funds

Day-to-day expenses shouldn't count as cyber investments, the IG said.

To Fight Online Disinformation, Reinvigorate Media Policy

Disinformation, toxic speech, and polarization online are a result opaque digital information systems. The fix? We can start by updating the approach of media policy for the new environment.

House Oversight Votes to Secure Connected Devices in Government

The committee approved legislation that would enforce basic security standards for the numerous internet-connected devices used at federal agencies.

Show Cloud Impact Early and Often to Boost Adoption

Find early wins and share them often, Veterans Affairs and Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency officials said.

Survey: U.S. Air Travelers Approve of Biometric Identification

A large majority of respondents said they are willing to give up their biometric data—when they perceive a security benefit.

Federal Agencies Rank Dead Last in Forrester Customer Experience Index

Once again, only the National Park Service scored on par with the industry average.

Congress Questions Leadership of VA Health Record Overhaul

Veterans Affairs officials said their upgraded health record platform will start rolling out in March, but lawmakers worry they might be jumping in too soon.

Watchdog: FCC’s Tech Advisory Council Is Too Heavily Skewed Toward Industry

The result is an ineffective body with minimal impact, according to former members.

House Panel Approves 3.1% Pay Raise for Feds in 2020

The bill advanced by the House Appropriations Committee to the House floor Tuesday also would increase funding for a number of civilian agencies.

NIST Asks for Input on Building Secure Software

The draft framework is intended to both instruct developers on building safe tech and help IT buyers, like the government, know which companies they can trust.

OMB’s New ID Policy Will Help Consumers Protect Their Identities Online

America should modernize our existing paper-based identification systems around a privacy-protecting, consumer-centric digital model.

The Wild-West Era of Streaming TV Is Ending

Cord cutters will soon need several subscriptions to watch all their favorite movies and shows—and the cost could look like the dreaded cable bill.