Emerging Tech

The U.S. Air Force Has Won Control of the Space Force

Six months ago, service leaders said they were being cut out of the planning process. Now they’re being put in charge of it.

CIO Briefing

FBI Should Tighten Monitoring of Employee Texting, Watchdog Says

Software recommendations come as follow-up to 2016 review of alleged political bias.

Ideas

Why Our Government Leaders Must Take the Wheel on Self-Driving Vehicles in 2019—and How They Can Do it

Such vehicles will enable older adults, people with disabilities and people who are housebound to get around with greater ease.

CIO Briefing

Trump Says He’s ‘Extremely Unhappy’ With Spending Agreement, Still Predicts No Shutdown

Congressional leadership appears on board with the deal, though Trump would not commit to signing it.

IT Modernization

Analysts: Federal IT Budget Could Top $93 Billion In 2020

Agencies are expected to spend more on cloud, digital services and artificial intelligence over the next 18 months.

Emerging Tech

DHS Wants to Outfit Its Dogs With Wearable Tech

The agency is investing in a smart harness that would monitor the health of Border Patrol’s K-9 units.

Cybersecurity

OPM Awards $416M Contract for Protection Services to Hack Victims

The millions of federal employees and contractors using those services will see no disruption.

Data

Next-Gen Weather Satellite Operational Over Western U.S.

GOES-17 is operational and monitoring weather in the Pacific and western United States.

Data

GSA, NGA Expand Space-Based Data Offerings

Agencies now have more options when purchasing geospatial data and analytics off GSA’s IT Schedule 70.

Cybersecurity

Which Country has the Best Cybersecurity? It Isn’t the U.S.

A study says the U.S. is above average when it comes to cybersecurity, but it’s not the best nation.

CIO Briefing

Lawmakers Say They Have an Agreement to Avoid Another Shutdown

Negotiators say they have worked out disagreements on border spending, but they still have to win over Trump.

IT Modernization

Apple Is Building an iPhone App for Vets' Medical Records

The tool, which connects directly to VA’s health record database, will roll out sometime this summer.

CIO Briefing

The History of Women in Science Is Hidden in Plain Sight

By searching through footnotes, researchers found female programmers who made important but unrecognized contributions to genetics.

Emerging Tech

White House Unveils a National Artificial Intelligence Initiative

The executive order calls for agencies to focus on AI, but details and funds are sparse.

IT Modernization

White House CIO Needs Contractor to Help with App Development

The Office of the CIO put out a notice on a new five-year contract to assist with all sorts of application management needs.

Emerging Tech

China’s Rapid AI Development Has Its Limits: Report

Chinese artificial-intelligence researchers are aware of ways their work lags the United States’—and Beijing is working to fix those.