Emerging Tech

Defense Digital Service is Taking Over a Drone and Counter-Drone Development Team

Building and scaling a suite of new drone capabilities is one of the Defense Department’s top priorities, officials said.

IT Modernization

Frustrated by Flawed Broadband Maps, States Are Trying to Create Their Own

The Federal Communications Commission’s broadband maps underestimate the number of households that lack internet service. State agencies are trying to gather better data.

IT Modernization

NASA Will Only Tolerate So Much Danger

An investigation into what really went wrong with Boeing's last space mission turned up serious issues.

Cybersecurity

CISA Director Makes Case for Subpoena Power over Internet Service Providers

A key lawmaker pointed to concerns over privacy if the agency could request who’s behind internet addresses.

CIO Briefing

Trump’s Budget Pushes Bonuses and Reskilling to Build Up IT Workforce

The budget calls for reskilling 400,000 federal employees using OMB’s Reskilling Academy as a model.

Emerging Tech

Administration Proposes At Least Half a Billion in Quantum Investments

Most agencies saw cuts in general federal research and development funding in the 2021 budget request, but several saw an uptick in quantum-focused dollars.

Ideas

How Your Laptop Ruined Your Life

Smartphones aren’t the only killers of work-life balance.

IT Modernization

VA’s Electronic Health Records System Won’t Make Its First Go-Live Deadline

Training was supposed to start this week ahead of deployment in March, but Veterans Affairs officials said that timeline has been pushed out.

Ideas

Encryption and a New Paradigm for Security’s Data-Centric Future

ITAR’s new encryption carve-out paves the way for secure and private collaboration.

CIO Briefing

Federal Tech Guide to Trump's 2021 Budget

The Trump administration puts a priority on working capital funds, while proposed tech spending inches upward.

Cybersecurity

Justice Department Attributes Equifax Hack to Chinese Military Officers 

Officials highlight the theft of intellectual property, in addition to personal information.

IT Modernization

Amazon Seeks Trump Testimony About Pentagon’s JEDI Cloud Contract

Amazon Web Services also wants to hear from Defense Secretary Mark Esper and asked for White House communications in its case against the Defense Department.

Ideas

20 Seconds to Optimize Hand Wellness

One of the world’s most crucial and selfless acts is still simply washing your hands.

Emerging Tech

The Night Sky Will Never Be the Same

Elon Musk’s plan for worldwide internet has sent bright artificial, lights streaking through the dark.

Cybersecurity

Industry Leaders Rebuke Barr’s Dismissal of White House-Backed Plan to Avoid Huawei 

Attorney General breaks with government partners in proposing a more immediate, and controversial solution. 

IT Modernization

House Passes Bill to Codify—and Improve—GSA's Cloud Security Program

The FedRAMP Authorization Act includes $100 million in additional funding and a requirement to automate the process and force agencies to reuse ATOs.

Ideas

Charging Your Phone Using a Public USB Port? Beware of 'Juice Jacking.'

Those in need of a battery boost need to keep some security tips in mind.

CIO Briefing

What Do You Call the Troops of the U.S. Space Force?

The Pentagon wants your input — and space cadets and spacemen are not under consideration.