CIO Briefing

Senators Call on Agencies to Post Contingency Plans for Public

It’s the latest push by lawmakers on the executive branch to be more transparent in its COVID-19 response.  

IT Modernization

Lawmaker Presses FCC to Expand Internet Access for Low-Income Communities

California Rep. Doris Matsui doesn’t want those who lose jobs during the coronavirus outbreak to lose internet connectivity.

Cybersecurity

New Security Clearance Office Gets First Permanent Leader

The new program office is getting a permanent director nearly five months after shifting the background investigations process to the Defense Department.

IT Modernization

Thrift Savings Plan Wants Help Protecting Federal Employees’ Retirement From Outside Cyber Threats

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is working on a contract to help protect $611 billion in savings for some 6 million current and former feds.

CIO Briefing

Telecom Companies Agree to Keep America Online During COVID-19 Crisis

For the next 60 days, companies will work to help ensure communities across the U.S. have reliable connectivity.

IT Modernization

Federal Mortgage Buyers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Are Moving To Commercial Cloud

The government’s housing loan programs are going through major cloud migrations, and learning key lessons in the process.

CIO Briefing

EXCLUSIVE: Pentagon to Take Corrective Action on JEDI

The Pentagon plans to revise its JEDI procurement following Amazon’s bid protest.

IT Modernization

COVID-19 Forces a New Approach to Public Health Communications

No one likes to wait for answers to questions regarding health issues, especially when there is a lot of uncertainty and conflicting information.

CIO Briefing

Perspecta Files Another Bid Protest Over DEOS Contract

The Pentagon’s purchase of a cloud-based office suite will be held up again.

IT Modernization

New Federal Rules Will Pave the Way for Electronic Health Records on Smartphones

Officials said it’s part of a push to give Americans more control over their personal data. 

CIO Briefing

Federal Experts’ Tips for Effectively Managing Remote Teams

Whether permanent or as part of a contingency plan, teleworking requires a combination of culture changes and technology.

IT Modernization

Amazon ‘Quite Likely’ to Prove Pentagon Made an Evaluation Error in JEDI Cloud Contract, Judge Says

In an unsealed ruling, a federal judge explains why she issued a hold on work under the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract.

IT Modernization

GAO: OMB’s Data Center Policy Puts Agencies’ Networks at Risk of Cyberattacks

The administration pushed back hard against the assertion, going so far as to request GAO remove cybersecurity from its latest report.

Ideas

You Already Live in Quarantine

Being holed up at home has never been more pleasant.

CIO Briefing

Defense Department Needs to Clean Up Last of Longstanding Business IT Issues, Watchdog Says

The department has made progress on all but eight of 29 recommendations issued over the last 25 years.

Cybersecurity

How Veterans Affairs CISO Approaches Risk, Recruiting Talent and Proving Cyber's Business Value

Paul Cunningham must ensure the security of the largest medical network in the country while making sure veterans can access services as seamlessly as possible.