CIO Briefing

Trump Nominates Acting CMO To Be Third In Line at Pentagon

Lisa Hershman has been nominated to officially take over the role after more than seven months as acting chief management officer.

Bipartisan Legislation Targets Chinese Firm Huawei

Congress wants to up its authority on emerging tech threats from China.

Mr. FedRAMP is Leaving Government

Matt Goodrich is headed to the private sector after a decade in civil service.

GSA Announces New Deputy Chief of Staff

LaFondra Lynch, chief of staff for GSA’s Public Buildings Service, took the position July 8.

Federal Agencies Stand to Gain From a Vocational Approach to Cybersecurity Education

We need to steer students away from assuming they need a four-year degree and toward the option of cybersecurity taught as a vocation.

The AI That Could Help Curb Youth Suicide

For many reasons, parents and teachers may fail to intervene when they spot LGBTQ teens in trouble. Can Google help?

Office of American Innovation on Keeping Modernization Apolitical

The office is turning its attention to finding secure identification systems.

House Passes Defense Policy Bill with Provision to Block OPM-GSA Merger

The must-pass legislation also includes amendments granting paid family leave and protecting feds’ health insurance during shutdowns.

Surveillance Cameras Debunk the Bystander Effect

A new study uses camera footage to track the frequency of bystander intervention in heated incidents in Amsterdam; Cape Town; and Lancaster, England.

VA Appoints First-Ever Artificial Intelligence Director

The move represents a broader push to improve veteran care through AI-enabled solutions.

OMB: How Can We Enhance Federal Data to Boost AI Research?

Artificial intelligence runs best on strong datasets and the White House wants the public to weigh in to improve both.

Court Rules in Favor of Pentagon in JEDI Lawsuit

The ruling against Oracle clears the way for the government to award the contract in August to Microsoft or Amazon Web Services.

Trump Executive Order Directs ‘All Agencies’ to Share Citizenship Data with Commerce Department

The executive order followed President Trump’s Rose Garden remarks Thursday but doesn’t provide many specifics regarding how to move the records.

Interior Approves Chinese Drone Purchases Despite Spying Concerns

However, the agency has multiple technical measures in place to ensure the manufacturer can’t use the aircraft to spy on the U.S., according to the director of Interior’s drone operations.

GSA Offers First Look at Unique IDs to Replace DUNS

The General Services Administration gives a first look at the new Unique Entity ID, the validation system that will replace the long-standing DUNS number.

Clock Starts on Naming Leaders, Beginning Work on Evidence Act

Agencies now have official guidance on how to meet the first phase of requirements under the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act.

GSA's Centers of Excellence Wants Industry Feedback on Pending OPM Effort

The General Services Administration’s Centers of Excellence effort at the Office of Personnel Management is ramping up.