CIO Briefing

How to Train Computers Faster for 'Extreme' Datasets

A divide-and-conquer approach to machine learning could speed up problems in speech translation and answering general questions.

How Agency CIOs Can Enable Business and Reduce Risk

Visibility is essential for CIOs to accomplish their mission and meet compliance.

How the Loss of the Landline Is Changing Family Life

The shared phone was a space of spontaneous connection for the entire household.

Kansas Abandons Technology Trumpeted by Kris Kobach, Trump’s Onetime Voter Fraud Czar

The computer program, known as CrossCheck, matched various state voter rolls against each other to identify duplicate voters.

Lawmakers Reach Year-Long Funding Deal 'In Principle'

Most agencies are in line for spending bumps over fiscal 2019 levels thanks to a budget deal President Trump signed into law earlier this year.

Senate Advances Legislation to Preserve T-Band Spectrum for Emergency Personnel

Experts agree that Congress must reverse a rule to protect the crucial band set aside specifically for first responders in dense cities.

Special Operations Command Made a Mind-Reading Kit For Elite Troops

The experimental tool is among several that aim to combine sensors and AI to give U.S. operators a new edge.

'Dark Patterns' Trick You into Spending More Online

There's a reason a website tells you how many other shoppers are looking at the same item you are.

Defense IG Will Review Recent $400 Million Border Wall Contract

Key House lawmaker asked for the review, citing possible improper influence by the Trump administration. 

Featured eBooks

18F Launches New Portfolio to Target Defense and Intelligence Agencies

The government’s digital consultancy shop has gained some experience in defense and national security issues and has built a new service line to focus on those agencies.

House Passes Bill that Mandates TSA to Study Emerging Transportation Security Threats

The legislation calls for a task force to look into emerging cyber, chemical, drone and other threats. 

Federal CIO: It’s Time for Those Digital Transformations to Scale Up

In 2020, agencies will likely expand some of their new pilots and projects into enterprisewide solutions.

What the Defense Department’s Cyber Certification Will Mean for Small Businesses

The Pentagon lead for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program argued the move will be good for small contractors. And for those that don’t want to comply: Good riddance.

Defense Policy Bill Establishes a Defense Civilian Training Corps

The corps will address “critical skills gaps” in the department’s workforce.

Agencies Turn In ‘Best FITARA Scorecard Ever’

Collectively, the federal government improved its oversight grades in IT modernization.

Congress Moves to Block OPM-GSA Merger

A provision in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act would first require an independent study of the challenges facing the Office of Personnel Management.