CIO Briefing

Miscategorized Tech Jobs May Hinder Agency Efforts to Fill Critical Vacancies

The Government Accountability Office found agencies assigned a non-IT code to more than 15,000 IT positions.

IT Modernization

Upgrading IT Could Address Tech Hiring Challenges, Bring About AI, Experts Say

Sluggish tech makes the government a less attractive place to work for talented IT specialists, experts said at SXSW.

IT Modernization

GSA Chief: Leadership Must Protect Workforce to Drive Innovation

Things can go wrong when employees are taking risks. That's where senior officials step up, GSA’s Emily Murphy said.

IT Modernization

More Agencies, New Focus Areas Coming to GSA’s Centers of Excellence This Year

Officials at the fore of the administration’s Centers of Excellence IT modernization program break down the major changes coming this year.

IT Modernization

Trump Budget Request Seeks $150 Million for Tech Modernization Fund

The president’s fiscal 2020 budget proposal asks for lots of IT spending in defense, border surveillance tech and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

IT Modernization

House Veterans Affairs is Having Trouble Hiring Tech Experts

The group’s struggle reflects the growing shortage of tech talent on Capitol Hill.

IT Modernization

Helping Police Divert Mental Health Patients From ERs

A start-up wants to use a mobile app to allow clinicians and case workers to do remote patient evaluations when law enforcement officers respond to mental health calls.

IT Modernization

Want to Work with Air Force’s Kessel Run? Better Move Fast.

The experimental lab is looking for partners to supply “the best software developers in the world.”

CIO Briefing

What Mark Zuckerberg Thinks People Want

The Facebook CEO had a change of heart that could recast the future of the internet.

IT Modernization

VA to Pilot Health Records System in March 2020

Lawmakers still have serious concerns about the agency’s multibillion health records overhaul.

Cybersecurity

Survey: Cybersecurity Threats from Careless Insiders and Foreign Governments Reach All-Time Highs

A survey suggests risks have risen substantially over the last five years, but cyber professionals still feel agencies are doing a good job in IT security.

IT Modernization

Cloud Computing Contributed $214 Billion to U.S. GDP in 2017

Exponential economic growth in the internet sector isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.

IT Modernization

Finding the Flaws in the Federal Broadband Maps

Frustrated with the FCC maps, the National Association of Counties and other federal agencies are looking to figure out which communities lack broadband access.

IT Modernization

IRS Wasted $3.4 Million on Software It Never Used, Watchdog Says

Auditors also found the agency bought a software product without testing that it worked for its intended purposes. It didn’t.

Emerging Tech

FAA’s Drone Operations App is Getting a Makeover

A new version of B4UFLY, an app to help drone operators follow FAA rules, is coming soon.

Emerging Tech

White House Says Agencies Need Industry Help to Execute National AI Strategy

Reforming regulations around artificial intelligence requires an intimate understanding of the tech, which is something most agencies don’t have, according to the Trump administration’s AI chief.

IT Modernization

Agriculture Invests $122 Million in Rural Electric Infrastructure

More than 6,200 customers over five states will benefit and part of the funds will go to smart grid tech.