IT Modernization

Judge Puts Pentagon's Giant JEDI Cloud Contract On Hold

The up-to-$10 billion cloud contract is enjoined until “further notice from the court” while Amazon pursues a lawsuit.

Ideas

America’s Hopelessly Anemic Response to One of the Largest Personal-Data Breaches Ever

The government has indicted four members of China’s People’s Liberation Army for hacking into the credit-reporting agency Equifax. The question is why.

IT Modernization

Securing the Government Cloud

In this special report, Nextgov distills what you need to know about federal cloud security.

Emerging Tech

Labor Department Joins GSA’s AI Center of Excellence to Automate Procurement Tools

Labor becomes the sixth agency to join the Centers of Excellence program and the first of 2020.

Emerging Tech

CBP Expands Facial Recognition Program to Another Southern Border Crossing

Travelers passing through the Progreso port of entry on foot will see a new crossing protocol.

Data

Senator Questions DHS’ Use of Cellphone Location Data for Immigration Enforcement

Sen. Ed Markey wants details on the reported program, including its security practices.

Ideas

Longer Thumbs Lead to More Smartphone Touch Errors

It's not your big, dumb thumbs, it's your long, dumb thumbs.

Ideas

Hackers Could Shut Down Satellites—or Turn Them into Weapons

On the mundane end of scale, hackers could simply shut satellites down.

IT Modernization

New Bipartisan Bill Would Codify GSA’s Centers of Excellence Program

The “light touch” legislation was introduced by Reps. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., and Mark Meadows, R-N.C.

Cybersecurity

White House Budget Gives Election Agency More Funding, But Expert Says It's Not Enough

"A budget should be doubling down on funding [election-related] institutions," the observer argued. 

Cybersecurity

Federal Contracts to Require Secure Timing and Navigation Under Executive Order

Key stakeholder says the president’s edict is insufficient and likely to cause confusion over the role of various departments.

Emerging Tech

Defense Digital Service is Taking Over a Drone and Counter-Drone Development Team

Building and scaling a suite of new drone capabilities is one of the Defense Department’s top priorities, officials said.

IT Modernization

Frustrated by Flawed Broadband Maps, States Are Trying to Create Their Own

The Federal Communications Commission’s broadband maps underestimate the number of households that lack internet service. State agencies are trying to gather better data.

IT Modernization

NASA Will Only Tolerate So Much Danger

An investigation into what really went wrong with Boeing's last space mission turned up serious issues.

CIO Briefing

Trump’s Budget Pushes Bonuses and Reskilling to Build Up IT Workforce

The budget calls for reskilling 400,000 federal employees using OMB’s Reskilling Academy as a model.

IT Modernization

VA’s Electronic Health Records System Won’t Make Its First Go-Live Deadline

Training was supposed to start this week ahead of deployment in March, but Veterans Affairs officials said that timeline has been pushed out.