Cybersecurity

VA Released Millions of People's Personal Data Despite Known Risks

The agency stopped redacting personally identifiable information in claims requested under the Privacy Act, even though officials knew the policy could leave millions of people vulnerable to identity theft.

IT Modernization

FBI Unites Traditional Techniques with Tech-Driven Applications to Solve Today’s Crimes

A top official recently reflected on how insiders are transforming old-school approaches to tackle advanced cyber crimes.

Cybersecurity

DHS Silicon Valley Program Makes Two Awards for Digital Credentials Management

The department is working to digitize the process for issuing, verifying and managing credentials like travel documents and employment authorizations.

Emerging Tech

How Lockheed Martin Is Trying To Link Everything on the Battlefield

Experiment by experiment, the company is weaving aircraft, ground vehicles, satellites, and the rest into a network that will someday give commanders unprecedented decision-support options.

Ideas

Democratic Candidates Need to Learn to Play the Long Game on Broadband

Putting monopoly-style regulations from the 1930s on the competitive broadband sector won't work.

IT Modernization

Doctors Give Electronic Health Records an 'F'

Clunky systems may contribute to medical professionals' burnout.

CIO Briefing

Hunt Begins for New 18F Director

The current executive director will be leaving by February.

Emerging Tech

White House Updates National Strategic Computing Initiative

The document refocuses objectives from the country’s 2016 computing plan.

Emerging Tech

Lawmakers Propose Bill Limiting Government's Use of Facial Recognition

The legislation would require law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant before conducting facial recognition surveillance.

IT Modernization

Amazon Cites ‘Political Influence’ in Coming JEDI Protest

Amazon will fight over the $10 billion cloud contract that the Pentagon awarded to Microsoft in October.

IT Modernization

Officials: Shared Services Implementation Begins But Journey Will Be Long

Three of the four initial focus areas are ready to move beyond the standards-setting phase to implementation, with GSA’s payroll program leading the way.

Emerging Tech

3D Printing Technique Puts Electronics Right into Plastic

The development could lead to better performing small satellites, biomedical implants and more.

CIO Briefing

The Government Report That Got Turned Into a Hollywood Movie

How Scott Z. Burns tackled his feature directorial debut, a gripping film about the inquiry into the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation” program

CIO Briefing

Contractors: Begin Shutdown Prep Now

Lessons learned from the 2018 shutdown suggest government contractors should prepare all they can for a potential 2019 shutdown.

Emerging Tech

How Chilean Protesters Took Down a Drone With Standard Laser Pointers

The low-powered presentation tool/dangerous children’s toy is becoming a weapon of choice for protesters around the world trying to take down or disable surveillance tech.

Cybersecurity

CISA Wants Feedback on Its Vulnerability Assessments

The agency is looking to improve a program that lets critical infrastructure operators measure their digital security and see how they stack up against their counterparts.

Emerging Tech

NOAA to Solicit Public Insight on Four Draft Science and Technology Strategies

Focus areas include artificial intelligence, unmanned systems, ‘omics, and the cloud.

Cybersecurity

Senator Urges Cybersecurity Review of Mobile Voting App

West Virginia and local governments in Colorado, Utah and Oregon have all piloted mobile voting applications developed by Voatz.