CIO Briefing

Biden to Elevate Top Science Adviser 

The Biden-Harris administration announced a slew of new science- and cybersecurity-related appointments over the weekend.

CIO Briefing

Presidential Transition Means CIO Turnover At Some Agencies, Too

Come inauguration, nearly a third of department-level CIO positions will need new occupants.

CIO Briefing

GAO: DOD Needs Permanent Group to Protect Critical Technologies

The task force currently running these efforts is set to dissolve in the coming months.

Emerging Tech

Air Force, Korean Partners Unveil Plan to Co-Fund ‘Breakthrough’ Quantum Research

The aim is to promote international collaboration and push forward new and needed technological developments.

Ideas

Key Takeaways for Government Leaders from CES

For the government to stay competitive and best serve Americans, it’s time to look to the consumer market.

Emerging Tech

Roper Makes His Pitch To Biden Team: ‘I Want to Be Part of the China Fight’

The Air Force acquisition chief says he keeps politics out of his work at the Pentagon — and that the U.S. will lose against China without agility.

IT Modernization

Biden-Harris Admin Proposes $10B in New IT and Cyber Funding for Federal Agencies

The administration wants to add $9 billion to the Technology Modernization Fund and give CISA a boost.

Cybersecurity

Highway Safety Agency Wants Car Makers to Know What’s in Their Software

The agency is seeking comment on a software-heavy update of its cybersecurity best practices.

Emerging Tech

HHS Names First Ever Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer

It marks the agency’s recognition of the emerging technology’s importance.

CIO Briefing

DISA to Take Over Implementation of the Pentagon’s Cloud Programs

Execution of enterprise cloud programs was previously run through the office of the chief information officer.

IT Modernization

Indian Health Service Seeks Input on Modernization Plan

The agency’s current IT work is guided by a strategic planning document that dates back to 2016.

CIO Briefing

DOD Launches ‘Speed Dating App’ Connecting Vetted Capital With Tech Companies

The digital marketplace for the Defense Department’s Trusted Capital initiative went live shortly before the holidays.

Data

Synthetic Data Engine to Support NIH’s COVID-19 Research-Driving Effort

It’s all part of a new partnership the agency is embarking on with Syntegra, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Emerging Tech

GSA Awards $800M Contract to Support Internal Use of Emerging Tech

While the General Services Administration usually works on helping other agencies buy emerging technologies, the new DIGIT contract looks to support internal modernization efforts.

Ideas

Americans Have Unrealistic Expectations for a COVID-19 Vaccine

Americans are most likely to intend to vaccinate when a vaccine is made in the U.S., administered in a single dose, over 90% effective and carrying a less than 1 in 100 chance of experiencing minor side effects.