CIO Briefing

Federal Government Blows Past Record Spending in Fiscal 2020

The budget deficit tripled to a record $3.1 trillion—another all-time record.

Ideas

Stop the IT Blame Game

Agencies need visibility for the right people at the right time.

CIO Briefing

Social Security Administration CIO to Depart

SSA’s assistant deputy commissioner will assume the role beginning Oct. 26.

CIO Briefing

DISA’s Enterprise Identity Management Solution Targeted for Testing with Pilot Apps in January

The new enterprise identity, credential, and access management solution will support a shift to a zero trust architecture, Defense Information Systems Agency officials said .

Cybersecurity

NSA Launches Diversity Initiative to Grow Bench of Job-Ready Cybersecurity Talent

Historically Black Colleges and Universities are in the political spotlight as policy makers describe deep benefits to expanding and diversifying the cybersecurity workforce.

Emerging Tech

How the Energy Department is Working to Engage Americans on Exascale Supercomputing

Officials also offered Nextgov updates on how the buildout of U.S. exascale machines is unfolding.

CIO Briefing

Watchdog: White VA Employees Twice as Likely to Be Promoted as Black Workers

The American Federation of Government Employees said Thursday that new data it obtained via the Freedom of Information Act underscores its allegations of systemic racism pervading the Veterans Affairs Department.

IT Modernization

VA-DOD Health Exchange Adds 15,000-Member Hospital Network

The CommonWell Health Alliance officially joined the joint health information exchange, broadening the government’s ability to digitally share patient data with private health care providers.

Ideas

How RFPs Contribute to Failed Digitization Efforts

The procurement strategies of the past are no longer enough to meet the demands of the ever-evolving technology-enabled world we live in.

Ideas

Ideas from Others May Prevent 'Fixation' on Your First Solutions

When attempting to solve problems, people often fall back on prior experiences that worked.

Emerging Tech

FCC, USAID Partner to Advance U.S. 5G Security Policy  

An agreement between the agencies aims to encourage the use of trusted networks and interoperable infrastructure.

Emerging Tech

White House Strategy Names 20 Emerging Technologies Crucial to National Security

As part of the strategy, the administration is encouraging government agencies to research, develop and buy more emerging technologies.

IT Modernization

VA Takes Important Step in Prep for New Health Records Launch

The Veterans Affairs Department successfully transferred data of thousands of patients to its new electronic health records system.

Ideas

In Response to the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act

There is a balance that needs to be maintained between national security posture and upholding privacy—a balance that this bill is missing. 

Ideas

Is There a Safe Way to Be Home for the Holidays?

Throughout the pandemic, Americans have been tempted to violate public-health experts’ recommendations. The winter holidays might be the strongest temptation yet.

IT Modernization

Court Clarifies Timeline in JEDI Case

Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith issued deadlines through December for the Pentagon’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract.