IT Modernization

House Republicans to Trump: Stay Out of Pentagon Cloud Acquisition

Four members of the House Armed Services Committee asked Trump to let the Pentagon award its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract without delay.

CIO Briefing

Survey: Five in Six HHS Employees May Consider Leaving if Telework is Restricted

Department has stripped telework provisions from its union contract, and is expected to require employees to commute at least four days per week.

IT Modernization

Trump ‘Looking Into’ Pentagon’s JEDI Contract

The president said Oracle, IBM and Microsoft have been complaining about JEDI.

Cybersecurity

IRS Still Has Dozens of Cyber Fixes to Make From Last Year

Numerous security deficiencies in the agency’s IT ecosystem could leave data on millions of taxpayers at risk, according to the Government Accountability Office.

IT Modernization

Agencies Have a New Tool for Researching Electronic Records Management Services

The National Archives and Records Administration and General Services Administration collaborated on the market research tool.

Cybersecurity

DHS is Looking to Upgrade Its FISMA Compliance Tools

The new and improved information assurance system would help officials better understand and manage the department’s sprawling IT infrastructure.

Emerging Tech

Army Goggles Will Feature Facial Recognition Tech ‘Very Soon’

A modified gamer headset will allow soldiers to see through a drone’s eyes, aim around corners, and identify the faces of enemies in their sights.

Cybersecurity

How Penetration Testing Helps Agencies Spot Overlooked Cyber Threats

Security officials said the “ethical hacking” practice has been critical in helping them identify unseen risks.

Ideas

Closing the Cybersecurity Poverty Gap 

Far too many government entities simply lack the resources and expertise needed to keep pace with the velocity of cybersecurity threats.

Emerging Tech

Your Smart Toaster Can’t Hold a Candle to the Apollo Computer

Despite what everyone says about the power of modern devices, they’re nowhere near as capable as the landmark early NASA system.

IT Modernization

USDA Launches Tool to Match Farmers to the Loans They Need

The latest tool on farmers.gov helps take the mystery out of the loan application process.

Cybersecurity

IRS Urges Tax Pros to Take Cyber Seriously

The agency released a list of basic cybersecurity procedures the entire tax industry should use to stop digital identity theft.

IT Modernization

Pentagon Will Default To Trusting Other Agencies’ Cloud Security Assessments

The department has had success reusing other agencies’ authorizations and will make reciprocity the rule rather than the exception.

Policy

Trump’s Tax Law Threatened TurboTax’s Profits. So the Company Started Charging the Disabled, the Unemployed and Students.

The move by TurboTax maker Intuit to charge more lower-income customers has helped boost revenue.

Cybersecurity

Census Chief Assures Lawmakers IT and Cyber Risks are Under Control

But with less than a year until the 2020 count kicks off, the bureau still has little room for error, the Government Accountability Office warns.

CIO Briefing

High-Level Vacancies Are Weakening Agency Management and Oversight, Lawmaker Says

Rep. Gerry Connolly’s comments marked the release of a bipartisan report recommending ways agencies can deliver better on their missions.

Ideas

Where Artificial Intelligence Can Make the Biggest Impact

Here are three ways an investment into artificial intelligence could reap significant returns in the public space.

CIO Briefing

The Watch That Went to the Moon

Fifty years ago, Buzz Aldrin wore his Omega Speedmaster Professional on the lunar surface. It’s been an icon—and a bestseller—ever since.

IT Modernization

The Pentagon Releases Its 5-Year Digital Modernization Strategy 

Officials outlined plans to drive innovation, streamline IT acquisitions and build a more agile and resilient cyber posture.