CIO Briefing

Farm Bill Expands Rural Broadband Funding

But some remain concerned that the money will not get to many places that need it to expand access.

Amazon Intervenes in Oracle’s JEDI Lawsuit

A judge ruled that Amazon Web Services has standing in Oracle’s case against the Defense Department regarding its massive cloud contract.

Fighting Deepfakes Will Require More Than Technology

When technology is part of the problem, can you count on it to be part of the solution?

U.S. Courts Are Figuring Out if the Government Can Block You On Facebook

At issue is the definition of a public forum and the constitutional right to free speech.

The Biggest Password Mistakes of 2018

The federal government made the list this year.

Federal CIO Previews 2019 Priorities

OMB will roll out more reskilling programs, tweak FITARA scoring and is looking at standards for automated decision-making, Suzette Kent said.

White House Expects to Stand Up GEAR Center in 2019

But most other key aspects of the modernization research center are up in the air.

GSA Wants More Feedback on E-Commerce Portals

The General Services Administration urged industry partners to comment before the holidays if they have input for the proof-of-concept stage.

Pentagon to Take Over All Security Clearances in Nine Months, Officials Say

The move will mean absorbing the National Background Investigations Bureau and its 2,000 employees.

GAO Dismisses IBM’s JEDI Protest

With the U.S. Court of Federal Claims addressing a similar case, the Government Accountability Office dismissed IBM’s protest.

FITARA Scores Are Up But More Work Lies Ahead

Lawmakers warned agencies not to rest on their laurels.

Congress Votes For Better Government Websites, Digital Services

The Senate passed the 21st Century IDEA Act, giving agencies one year to improve citizens’ digital experiences.

What Sundar Pichai Couldn’t Explain to Congress

Google’s CEO struggled to explain the reality of his company’s power to a House committee convinced of a liberal conspiracy.

NASA Continues Its Reign Atop Best Places to Work in Government

Partnership for Public Service notes “sharp drop” in several factors affecting federal employee satisfaction.