Cybersecurity

If Your Weapons Aren’t Cyber-Hardened, Expect to Lose Pentagon Contracts

The Pentagon intends to start assessing its weapons’ resistance to hacks, instead of leaving that to manufacturers.

Emerging Tech

The Pentagon Wants to Bring Mind-Controlled Tech To Troops

The Defense Department’s research arm is working on a project that connects human operators’ brains to the systems they’re controlling—and vice versa.

Emerging Tech

Google Is Using AI to See Inside the Brain Like Never Before

New data might help neuroscientists better understand the structure of the brain.

Cybersecurity

Trump Believes Putin, Rejects American Findings on Election Hacking

“I do not see any reason why it would be” Russia, he said when asked if he believed Vladimir Putin over U.S. intelligence agencies.

Cybersecurity

Census Should Be More Transparent About Cyber Protections, Former Officials Say

The Census Bureau will conduct its first largely online decennial census in 2020 but hasn’t said how it will secure the process.

Cybersecurity

Government’s Kaspersky Ban Takes Effect

Pentagon, GSA and NASA contracts will now officially prohibit Kaspersky software.

Ideas

What If Your Data Could Secure Itself?

Building strong protections at the network perimeter are only part of the solution.

Cybersecurity

Russia’s Foreign-Software Approval Service Helps Military Hackers: Report

The agency that ostensibly reviews foreign-made wares for vulnerabilities sends the lion’s share straight to its hacker squads.

Policy

White House Lays Groundwork for Improving Government Customer Experience

The Office of Management and Budget’s new Circular A-11 provides guidance to federal agencies in establishing customer experience frameworks.

CIO Briefing

More Money for Cyber Spies, Outrage after Indictments and Supply Chain Cyber is Super Hot

More indictments for Mueller and a busy week regarding federal IT for Congress.

Emerging Tech

Microsoft Wants Congress to Regulate Facial Recognition

One of these metrics for regulation could be ensuring the technology works similarly for all

Emerging Tech

5G Compromise Bill Still a Hit to Local Government

Wireless industry groups support the new Senate bill, but the Institute for Local Self-Reliance argues it sacrifices too much local government authority.

Emerging Tech

Pentagon Seeks an Edge in Quantum Computing

The Pentagon’s research arm wants to get up to speed on quantum computing before China and other adversaries.

Cybersecurity

Google Chrome Feature Guards Users From Spectre Attacks

Site isolation helps keep most of your data out of reach from hackers looking to exploit the Spectre vulnerability.

CIO Briefing

Microsoft Is Putting Slack On Notice

The company's new product appears positioned to directly compete with Slack’s free offering.