Data

Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter Unite to Make More Portable Data

The tech companies are joining forces to allow users to download and transfer data more easily.

Cybersecurity

Trump Administration Plans National Cyber Risk Management Initiative

The effort will include the Homeland Security, Treasury and Energy departments along with smaller sector-specific agencies.  

Data

Why Facebook Wants to Give You the Benefit of the Doubt

Mark Zuckerberg’s remarks about Holocaust denial once again showed Facebook’s optimism about human nature.

Emerging Tech

These Could Be the Medical Droids NIH is Looking For

The National Institutes of Health want to know if companies can supply autonomous delivery bots to safely and securely deliver medications.

Cybersecurity

Chinese Hackers Targeted Internet-of-Things During Trump-Putin Summit

A spike in attacks sought access to devices that might yield audio or visual intelligence.

Cybersecurity

White House Appoints Federal Chief Information Security Officer

Grant Schneider will be the second person to fill the position.

CIO Briefing

Acquisition Professionals Place Little Importance on Innovation, Survey Finds

Respondents found some recurring challenges were offset by an improvement in acquisition talent.

Policy

Software Companies Push Senate to Weaken Lowest Price Contracting Rule

Making agencies prioritize the lowest price is leading to poor contracting choices, a software trade group says.

CIO Briefing

States to Feds: Enough With the Red Tape Already

Although companies and public sector organizations bemoan the time spent complying with federal rules, there are opportunities to improve the process, officials said.

Ideas

Forward-Thinking Strategies Can Secure the Power Grid

Owners and operators of our power systems need better ways of knowing what assets they have in their production environments, which have computing capability, and which connect to the internet.

Data

Europe’s Smack to Google May Only Be the Beginning

The European Commission’s record-breaking fines for Google foreshadow a larger regulatory invasion of the U.S. technology industry.

Emerging Tech

Google DeepMind Researchers Join Pledge Not to Work in Lethal AI

Thousands of AI researchers sign letter forgoing work on autonomous weapons.

Emerging Tech

Get Ready to Legally 3D-Print a Gun

A settlement between Defense Distributed and the State Department has been reached.