Cybersecurity

DISA is Merging Its Cyber Operations Into a Single Cloud-Based Platform

The Unified Situational Cyber Awareness capability would help cyber analysts keep tabs on every part of the Department of Defense Information Network.

IT Modernization

Pentagon’s New Electronic Health Records System Deployed To Second Wave of Bases

The MHS GENESIS system went live at four more sites this weekend, teeing up the second major test for the Defense Department’s new health records system.

Ideas

Achieving DevSecOps Success Depends More on Trust than Tooling

Let’s explore what’s behind the cultural clash between the development, security and operations teams.

Ideas

Agencies Should Embrace Low-Code for Its Speed and Power

Drag-and-drop coding platforms can help agencies that are short on technical staff. 

CIO Briefing

For DOD, Innovation Isn’t the Problem. So What Is?

Three officials from varying military offices focused on innovation asserted that the department’s research and development game is strong, it’s the follow-through that causes problems.

IT Modernization

Watchdog: IT Troubles Limited FEMA’s Response to 2017 Hurricanes, Wildfires

The flaws, some of which date back more than a decade, left first responders scrambling to gather, share and access critical information.

Emerging Tech

World’s Fastest Academic Supercomputer Unveiled in Texas

The new system will power new discoveries for researchers from across the U.S. and world.

Ideas

A Closer Look at Federal Multicloud Adoption

A multicloud approach offers flexibility in infrastructure and could reduce federal technical debt.  

Emerging Tech

VA, IBM Unveil AI-Powered Mental Fitness App to Help Vets Transitioning to Civilian Life

Individuals interested in participating in a field test to assess the new platform can apply to do so online.

Cybersecurity

The Pentagon Is Exploring New Ways to Isolate Its Networks

Three companies have already received multimillion-dollar contracts to explore new ways to protect the data flowing through the military’s IT systems.

IT Modernization

Defense Department Awards Its Other Multibillion Cloud Contract

The Marine Corps plans to test Defense Enterprise Office Solutions products in degraded environments.

IT Modernization

Leveraging Technology to Clear Criminal Records

Cook County, Illinois, will automatically expunge low-level convictions for marijuana offenses using software from Code for America.

IT Modernization

Lawmakers: VA’s Main Website—Designed To Be One-Stop For Vets—Is Missing Critical Links

Three lawmakers penned a letter to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie asking the agency to add Congressionally-mandated links to VA.gov and the eBenefits site.

IT Modernization

Facebook Expands Tool That Lets Local Governments Send Alerts

The system will offer authorities a way to send targeted notifications about emergencies and other issues to residents.

IT Modernization

Social Security Taps Team of Federal IT, Management Notables to Assess Modernization Progress

The team will look at how the agency’s IT modernization efforts are going, including how those changes are affecting Social Security employees and stakeholders.

Ideas

The 3 Waves of Accelerating RPA in Government

When it comes time to actually execute RPA, it’s tough to know where to start and how to scale agencywide.

IT Modernization

Oracle Pledges to Keep JEDI Fight Alive In Court of Appeals

An appeal would bring Oracle’s fight with the Pentagon to over a year, as the department prepares to announce an award.

Ideas

Multicloud Only Works if the Pentagon Starts Looking at It Holistically

By utilizing multicloud, Defense can move past the lag of legacy systems and begin replacing with new innovative technology.

IT Modernization

Veterans Affairs Launches Digital National Cemetery 

The new interactive website streamlines information about 3.7 million veterans interred across NCA’s 136 national cemeteries.

CIO Briefing

When Transgender Travelers Walk Into Scanners, Invasive Searches Sometimes Wait on the Other Side

Transgender and gender nonconforming people say they have been pressured to expose their genitals during TSA searches at airports. The encounters stem from shortcomings in the agency’s technology and insufficient training of its staff.