CIO Briefing

How Wearables Could Help NIH Fight Cancer

The agency aims to better monitor and personalize treatments for chronic conditions using the health data the gadgets collect.

Survey: Most Employees Unaware of Travel Security Threats

A lot of employees are flouting common security measures while traveling.

Election Security Tested

Federal agencies raced to secure vulnerable systems in time for the 2018 midterms, but the job’s not done.

Miss Out on SEC’s $2.5 Billion IT Contract? Here’s a Second Chance.

The commission wants to add more small businesses to its massive ONE IT contract after announcing awards just last month.

DHS and Pentagon Memo Details Future Cyber Cooperation

The memorandum of understanding comes after the Defense Department prepared to help the Homeland Security Department repel Election Day cyberattacks.

DISA Plans to Award More Than $27.5B in IT Contracts Next Year

An analysis of contract opportunities announced at the Forecast to Industry gives an idea of how much one defense agency plans to spend on IT.

VA’s $16 Billion E-Health Record Overhaul is Already $350 Million Over Budget

Just six months into the project, VA’s most important modernization effort is getting more expensive.

Pentagon's $10 Billion JEDI Contract Clears One Protest; Second Protest Pending

A subsequent bid protest filed by IBM remains up in the air for the Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud contract.

These Companies Are Pitching AI to the U.S. Military

The Pentagon’s AI shopping list is similar to a Silicon Valley company’s: fast data organization, predictive maintenance, and mitigation for threats.

Congress Passes Long-Sought Bill to Rename DHS Cyber Agency

The National Protection and Programs Directorate will soon be called the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

OPM is Still Far Behind on Data Protection Three Years After Devastating Breach

The agency hasn’t implemented one-third of an auditor’s cybersecurity recommendations.

Pentagon Researchers Test 'Worst-Case Scenario' Attack on U.S. Power Grid

Over 100 people gathered off the tip of Long Island this month to roleplay a cyberattack that takes out the U.S. electric grid for weeks on end.

Watchdog: Department CIOs Are Getting More Authority But Compliance Is Uneven

A partial GAO review showed agency IT leaders are likely getting a say on budget issues, but some lack the documentation to prove it.

GSA Seeking a Vendor to Manage Its Platform-as-a-Service Offering Cloud.gov

The contract will call for developing code, troubleshooting issues and monitoring for operational failures and security incidents.