CIO Briefing

USCIS Wants An Agile, Automated Biometric App Ecosystem

The immigration agency is looking for a vendor to set up a secure development environment that will outlive the contract.

Senators Question FBI’s Response to 2016 Russian Hack of Florida Election Tech

The lawmakers also want to know how the agency is working to ensure election officials can adequately report cyber threats in 2020.

Agencies Leaning on Citizens to Drive Innovation, Research

The government is increasingly investing in prize competitions, crowdsourcing and other “citizen science” efforts to advance its research, according to the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Airline IT Failures Happening With Alarming Frequency, Little Government Oversight

Airline IT failures cause problems "on par or worse" than severe weather outages, and they're happening a lot.

Feds Snooping in Travelers' Social Media Feeds is Not the Answer

New State Department rules give the government increased authority to review travelers' social feeds. Will it actually make us safer?

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.