IT Modernization

VA Launches Digital COVID-19 Screening App for Patients and Employees

The answers can help staff direct individuals to the appropriate parts of the facility or if needed, additional screening.

Ideas

When Automation Sets Government Agencies Up for Failure

It's important to take the time to design a better system and workflow. 

Ideas

How to Work from Home Without Hurting Your Back

Unchecked, the pain can develop into long-term musculoskeletal injuries.

Ideas

Developing Resilience Is an Important Tool to Help You Deal with Coronavirus and the Surge in Cases

While some researchers suggest resilience is hard-wired into one’s personality, others say it can be learned and acquired later in life.

Emerging Tech

Industry Calls on Government to Invest Billions for Developing Secure 5G Networks 

Comments to the NTIA also say the administration shouldn’t choose winners and losers to compete with Chinese telecoms giant Huawei.

Emerging Tech

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Ban Federal Use of Facial Recognition Tech

If passed, federal agencies would not be able to run, fund, purchase or otherwise use data from facial biometric systems without congressional authorization.

Ideas

Why Good People Manage Badly

A small percentage of companies have embraced alternative management systems and have thrived.

CIO Briefing

Trump Administration Lacks Comprehensive Plan to Reopen Federal Offices, GAO Says

Republicans say feds should swiftly go back to work: "It’s time to take our chances," one argues.

Data

Space Satellite Data Reveals the Pandemic’s Effects on Earth

A new dashboard—created by NASA and international partners—enables users to see changes in air and water quality, greenhouse gases, city nightlights, economic indicators and agricultural production.

CIO Briefing

Intelligence Authorization Would Add to Due Process Rules for Security Clearance Reviews

Also new in the bill is a provision allowing the government to share negative information about contractors with their companies.

Ideas

How Managers Can Keep Employee Morale High Right Now

These are challenging times, but there are ways to help your staff.

IT Modernization

GSA Ups Spending Limit for STARS Governmentwide Contract to $22B

The agency raises the ceiling again for the popular small business set-aside contract. 

CIO Briefing

Data Shows Significant Drop in IT Services Spending Post COVID-19

Global government spending data shows worldwide decline in IT spending this year, though the numbers tell a unique story for the U.S. government.

Data

Pandemic Oversight Committee Launches Contract Spending Tracker

The committee had stated in its first report that financial management could be a top challenge for agencies. 

CIO Briefing

Officials Detail Preparations for 'Inevitable' Coronavirus Surge This Fall

Dr. Anthony Fauci and others say their agencies are taking "financial risks" to pursue potential treatments and a vaccine, but will not compromise science.