CIO Briefing

Tech Is Central To Pentagon’s Management Reform

The new chief management officer, and his purview over IT, are part of bigger reform efforts at the Defense Department, according to a former official.


DHS Inoculating Labs Against Hacks That Could Release Dangerous Diseases

The department is developing ways to secure federal research facilities from cyberattacks on their internet-connected controls.

CIO Briefing

Trump Year Two Starts with Major Tech and Cyber Vacancies

Roughly one-quarter of agency CIOs and one-third of CISOs are serving on an acting basis one year into the Trump administration.

IT Modernization

Vendors Can Still Weigh in GAO’s 5-Year Tech Contract

The oversight office extended the deadline for industry to give advice on its coming modernization contract.


The New Way Your Computer Can Be Attacked

Unprecedented computer-chip vulnerabilities exposed this month paint a grim picture of the future of cybersecurity.

CIO Briefing

How the Government Shutdown Disrupted SpaceX's Plans

The government shutdown shows just how much budget fights in Washington could derail Elon Musk’s rocket ambitions.


Massive Reduction in FBI Cyber Crime Takedowns Was Result of Definition Change

Stricter guidelines on what counts as a disruption or dismantlement led to a 10X reduction.

CIO Briefing

Agencies Become Anti-Social Amid Shutdown

The Transportation Security Agency will still answer weird travel questions on Twitter though.

Emerging Tech

How to Recycle Your Old Tech

Almost everything can be recycled. Even that mysterious cord that goes to nothing.


Edward Snowden Is Campaigning Against the World’s Largest Biometric ID Program

Aadhaar, India’s 12-digit unique identification number program that has been under fire for its security and privacy systems.


Russian Twitterbots Are Blaming the US Shutdown on Democrats

In the last 48 hours, Russia-linked Twitter accounts tweeted #schumershutdown more than any other hashtag.


Senate Sends Bill to Reopen Government to the House

Government shutdown expected to end just hours after agencies sent employees home.


A Shutdown Smorgasbord for Tired Techies

Amazon's turning to artificial intelligence to get rid of store lines while YouTube is still tuning its algorithms to flag objectionsable content.

CIO Briefing

Even Short Government Shutdowns Impact Contractors

Prolonged funding lapse could have a significant impact on companies' cash flow and their employees' paychecks.

CIO Briefing

What Happens to Astronauts During a Government Shutdown?

How NASA scales down to a skeleton crew when Congress misses a big budget deadline

Emerging Tech

Design a Long-Haul Drone And Win Up to $320,000

A National Institute of Standards and Technology contest wants the drone that can haul the most for the longest flight time.


Shutdown Continues Into a Third Day

In the shutdown's shadow, Congress also renewed controversial internet spying powers.