CIO Briefing

Critical Update: The Defender’s Dilemma 

Soon the Homeland Security Department will be able to compete for cyber talent without the shackles of the federal government’s rigid paytable.

An Inside Look at All the Data CBP Collects About Everyone Crossing U.S. Borders

The agency is putting more data in the cloud and integrating more of its collection efforts.

Happy Insider Threat Awareness Month!

Insider threats are potentially far more dangerous than those attacking from outside.

Agencies Paid Federal Employees $3.7 Billion Not to Work During Recent Shutdowns

One department lost 90 employees during the most recent lapse, while another slashed hiring by nearly 40%.

Guidance on Federal AI Regulations Coming Shortly, Federal CTO Says

Current and former government tech leaders also stressed the need for high-level standards to ensure the global AI industry grows in line with democratic values

The Air Force Will Start Work on Flying Cars This Fall

It’s about replacing the V-22, eventually. But it’s also about finding new ways to harness commercial innovation.

Treasury Maps Out Its $1B Multicloud Future

According to the newly released acquisition roadmap, the T-Cloud contract will include, at least, offerings from AWS, Microsoft, Google and Oracle.

Where to Use AI and Other Tips From CIOs on Emerging Tech

The chief information officers from the departments of Health and Human Services, Justice and the General Services Administration offered emerging tech ideas to feds.

Lawmakers Call on FCC to Reexamine Licenses for Two Chinese Telecom Firms

Sens. Chuck Schumer and Tom Cotton fear the state-owned companies present national security threats.

Agriculture Wants Store-Level Data on All of America’s Grocery Retailers

The agency plans to use the data to make sure everyone in the country has affordable access to healthy food.

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Report on Election Security Gains Attention, and a Sharp Rebuke

It showed another kind of election security threat: companies looking to profit from a country on edge about the integrity of its national and local elections.

Pentagon’s Former Top Hacker Wants His Startup to Inject Some Silicon Valley into the Defense Industry

"If the nerds don’t show up and work on the mission of national defense...then I’m not sure who will," says Chris Lynch, of Rebellion Defense.

Trump’s Top Acquisition Official Outlines Priorities

Michael Wooten, the new administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, wants contracting professionals to meet 21st-century tech challenges head-on.

The Intelligence Community is Exploring Long-Range Biometric Identification 

A new IARPA program aims to build biometric technology that can identify people using cameras stationed on far off rooftops and unmanned aircraft.

HHS’s Suspension of Acquisition Services Leaves Outside Agencies and Contractors in Limbo

It’s been three months since the department announced it was closing down its shared services operations, and many questions remain unanswered.

VA Launches VITAL Training Ahead of First Electronic Health Records Rollout

Veterans Affairs officials learned some lessons from their Defense Department counterparts and developed an immersive training program focused on how the new EHR system can fix issues clinicians encounter every day.