IT Modernization

Worst to First: Government Websites More Secure Than Ever

Website security and privacy improved across all sectors, according to a survey, but none made more improvements than government websites.

Emerging Tech

IARPA is Investing in AI That Constantly Analyzes Worldwide Satellite Images

The IC envisions a system that can stitch together archived and real-time data from satellites, and link it to footage from planes, drones and other aircraft.

Emerging Tech

Should We Give Kids an Internet of Their Own?

Instead of regulating the internet to protect young people, give them a youth-net of their own.

CIO Briefing

Exclusive: TTS Director Wants GSA’s Innovation Shop To Punch Above Its Weight

In his first interview since joining government, Anil Cheriyan shares his insights into problem areas and the future of innovative programs like the Centers of Excellence, 18F and FedRAMP.

Ideas

How Search Adds Value to Legacy Data

Scalable search allows agencies to gradually pull structured and unstructured data into a modern environment.

Emerging Tech

Inside One Lawmaker's Proposal for a Privacy Bill of Rights

Sen. Ed Markey’s, D-Mass., sweeping privacy framework would limit the amount of data companies collect on users and require more transparency about how it’s being used.

News

Floating Cities Aren’t the Answer to Climate Change

UN-Habitat is looking at high-tech urban islands as a potential survival fix for communities at risk from rising seas. This isn’t what resilience looks like.

CIO Briefing

OMB Officials Tout Tech Office Transparency Amid Allegations of Turmoil

Officials within the Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer say their team is working as it should in the wake of a report that suggests otherwise.

Emerging Tech

FCC Creates $20 Billion Rural Broadband Fund

At a briefing with President Trump, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai also said the agency will move forward with a 5G wireless spectrum auction at the end of the year.

Emerging Tech

GSA Testing Tool to Ensure Tech Projects Meet Accessibility Rules

A government-built AI tool to ensure compliance with accessibility mandates is headed for the user testing phase before going governmentwide this fall.

Ideas

The Art (Not Science) of Deepfakes

Modern machine-learning technology brings deepfakes within reach of anyone.

Data

What Spy-Satellite Companies Can Teach NASA About Climate Change

The space agency is exploring what three Earth-observation start-ups can teach it about the planet.

CIO Briefing

'Phone Addicts' Are the New Drunk Drivers, Report Says

An analysis of driver behavior data found that drivers are growing more distracted by their devices.

Emerging Tech

The Pentagon Is Killing a Key Independent-Research Program

For decades, JASON studies helped DOD and other agencies get outside perspectives on scientific and technical topics.

IT Modernization

Nearly Every Agency Missed Their Data Center Optimization Goals, Watchdog Says

Only two of 22 agencies expected to hit all five of OMB’s optimization benchmarks by the end of 2018.

Policy

Lawmakers Seek to Punish Robocallers with Prison Time

New bipartisan legislation aims to help Americans feel it’s safe to answer their phones again.