CIO Briefing

Latest Bills to End Shutdown Include $25 Million Bump to Technology Modernization Fund

Previous spending packages didn’t allocate any additional money for the revolving fund.

Will Cities Pay Federal Workers During the Shutdown?

San Jose is offering its airport workers loans during the shutdown. More cities are following.

The Coming Digitization of the Regulatory Environment

Here's what the U.S. can learn about digitizing regulations from two of the largest economies.

Lawmakers Set the Stage for the Privacy Debate

Congress also took up bills to upgrade the power grid, combat Chinese tech threats and punish robocallers.

DHS Pauses Most Contracting Deadlines Until After Shutdown Ends

The extensions only apply to seven department procurement offices and do not override existing posted amendments.

Second Furlough Notice and Another Missed Paycheck Appear Likely for Shutdown Feds

Congress skips town with key deadlines pending for furloughed and excepted federal workers.

VA Selects Booz Allen Hamilton to Build New Mobile Application Cloud

The company is also responsible for migrating between 20 and 30 apps from the existing platform to the new cloud environment.

Microsoft’s Big Pledge to Help Build Affordable Housing in the Seattle Area

The move by the company is “potentially groundbreaking” and an acknowledgment that “government alone cannot really solve” the housing crisis.

FAA Rule Would Let Drones Fly Over People and At Night Without a Waiver

The move would greatly open the use of small drones but at least one lawmaker is worried about the privacy of people on the ground.

Waiting for a Shutdown to End in Disaster

Aides on Capitol Hill fear that a dramatic government failure may be the only thing to force President Trump and the Democrats back to the table.

How the Shutdown Could Hurt Government’s IT Recruitment

Furloughed agencies are missing out on peak recruiting season for recent and soon-to-be college grads.

‘Tens of Thousands’ of Government Contractors Laid Off Due to Shutdown

The prolonged government shutdown is getting "pretty scary" as the number of federal employees and contractors forced out of work could impact the nation’s next jobs report.

Air Force’s CyberWorx Wants Partners To Help With Outreach, Tech Transfer

The innovation center is looking for partners to help in its efforts to “solve wicked operational problems.”

Amazon Shareholders Move to Stop Selling Facial Recognition Tech to Government Agencies

A group of shareholders filed a resolution to halt sales until they can consider the tech’s societal impact.

The Shutdown Is Screwing With Cities and Mayors Are Not Pleased

Local officials are bracing for a confluence of funding crises barrelling toward transit, housing, food assistance, and … well, everything else.