CIO Briefing

Watchdog: Automation Flaws Granted Hundreds of People Citizenship Without Background Checks

The Electronic Immigration System, used to process naturalization documents, has major issues.

IT Modernization

Lawmakers to VA: “We’ve Got Your Back” on $10B IT Contract

Congress expressed its support for VA's electronic health records contract with Cerner, but promised to keep a close watch on its implementation.

Policy

Congress Passes Two-Week Spending Bill, but Shutdown Fears Mount

Immigration issues could derail negotiations to fund the government for the rest of fiscal 2018.

CIO Briefing

80 Small Businesses To Get A Spot On Alliant 2

The small business portion of the contract vehicle is valued at a maximum $15 billion.

Cybersecurity

LA Cyber Center Hopes to be a Model for Cities Nationwide

During the past four years, Los Angeles has centralized its cyber operations using models developed by the federal government and industry sectors.

Emerging Tech

A High-School Student Designed an App That Could Save Farmers’ Lives

CalorApp aims to give farmworkers the immediate information they need to serve as their own inspectors

Emerging Tech

MIT Researchers Are Making Computers Out of Live Bacteria

In the future, you could be eating cancer-detecting robots in much the same way you take your morning vitamins.

Cybersecurity

OK, Say Someone Hacks into the US Power Grid. Then What?

A joint research project between the Department of Energy and a geographic analytics company is mapping just how far the repercussions could spread.

Data

GSA Plans to Democratize Its Data

The agency's central platform will let employees dabble in data sets and analytics tools.

CIO Briefing

Senate Confirms GSA Leader

New Administrator Emily Webster Murphy has extensive experience in acquisition.

Policy

Poll: More than 60% of Voters Want to Avoid a Government Shutdown

Less than one in five think lawmakers should use a shutdown as political leverage.

Data

DHS Needs to Better Protect Employees’ Sensitive Info, IG Says

An audit found the agency falls short of federal privacy requirements

CIO Briefing

How to Fight Work Bullshit (While Keeping Your Job and Your Dignity)

Politely questioning a peer is one thing but questioning a junior colleague or supervisor is almost impossible.

CIO Briefing

What NASA Can Teach Agencies About Making Employees Happy

The government’s most innovative agency increased employee satisfaction for the sixth year in a row.

Emerging Tech

The Microbes Making Themselves at Home on the Space Station

The bacteria living with astronauts more closely resemble the kind living in homes on Earth, rather than on humans themselves.

Policy

How Federal CISOs Can Make the Most of Security Resources They Have

Chief information security officers need to efficiently use the resources at hand while planning for the future.