CIO Briefing

37 IGs Report on Agency Tech Challenges Related to $2.4 Trillion COVID Relief Package

A new report shows similar issues with bandwidth, cybersecurity and aging IT systems across government, exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Cybersecurity

NSA Revises Guidance on Teleworking Services for Government Users

The agency now notes end-to-end encryption may not be an option for some use cases. 

Emerging Tech

NIH Partners with Israeli Startup to Generate Synthetic COVID-19 Data

The ultimate aim is to garner new, evidence-based insights to support the fight against the novel coronavirus.

IT Modernization

Navy’s $7.7B IT Services Contract Clears Three Protests

The Navy’s massive NGEN IT management contract is full steam ahead four months after being awarded.

Emerging Tech

3 Ways to Hire More Tech Talent

Want to hack a satellite? Come work for the Defense Department, one of its leading talent officials said.

Cybersecurity

Pentagon Wants to Scale Up Its Device Security Program

The Comply-to-Connect program ensures devices connecting to military networks have baseline security without needing to install endpoint management apps.

Ideas

'Telepresence' Can Help Bring Advanced Courses to Schools that Don't Offer Them

Using telepresence enables schools to offer students advanced courses they wouldn’t otherwise be able to take.

IT Modernization

HUD Officially Moves to Next Phase of Centers of Excellence Program

After 20 months of analysis under Phase I, Housing and Urban Development announced the first two awards to begin improving the agency’s cloud adoption and customer experience.

Ideas

‘Gov Clouds’ During COVID-19: The End of the Digital Fortress Era 

Simply put, many U.S. government agencies are running on less reliable, less feature-rich, fortressed versions of commercial clouds.

CIO Briefing

Federal Tech Leaders Outline How Agencies Need to Adapt to the Changing Workforce

Old hiring methods and assumptions won’t hold up in the future, according to a new report from the Federal CIO Council.

Ideas

3 Ways Agencies Can Improve Cloud Security and Performance

It’s imperative agencies ensure their websites and hosted applications are secure and working at the expected performance levels.

Ideas

Bringing Lessons from Remote Work Back to the Office

A lot of people aren't going to want to return to their pre-pandemic commuter lives—and many won’t. Organizations will have to adjust.

IT Modernization

FCC Proposes $225 Million Fine for Telemarketers Behind Massive Robocall Operation

The automated calls misled those who answered into thinking they were from major health insurance providers.

IT Modernization

DOD, GSA to Rethink $8B DEOS Cloud Contract—Again

In the works since 2018, the Pentagon’s Defense Enterprise Office Solutions contract remains on hold.

Data

Federal Chief Data Officers Council Names First Chairman

The Agriculture Department’s data lead will take the reins of the new governmentwide council as agencies tick items off their data to-do lists.