CIO Briefing

GSA Warns of COVID-19 Contracting Scam and Price Gouging

After receiving reports of an imposter claiming to hold a GSA contract, officials are reminding agency buyers to verify vendor information.

CIO Briefing

Agencies Request Funds for Emergency Boosts to Telework, Overtime and Hiring

The $46 billion White House request would also help bring home feds stationed abroad in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Emerging Tech

Trump Administration Wants to Know What COVID-19 Tech From China Should Be Exempt From Tariffs

The administration has already lifted tariffs on 200 medical-care products from China in response to the coronavirus outbreak but wants to know what more is needed.

CIO Briefing

White House Updates Contracting and Technology Guidance for Federal Agencies  

During the coronavirus outbreak, the Veterans Affairs Department got a greenlight to rehire experts and the Justice Department clarified its stance on working in states with shelter-in-place orders. 

Ideas

The Healthiest Way to Sweat Out a Pandemic

As gyms close their doors, people are buying up dumbbells like toilet paper.

Cybersecurity

NIST Offers 8 Ways Agencies Can Use Its Cybersecurity Framework

One approach involves getting a better sense of potential contractors’ cybersecurity posture.

Emerging Tech

CDC Launches COVID-19 Bot to Help You Decide If You Need to See a Doctor

The Coronavirus Self-Checker, a Microsoft-powered health care tool, was built to alleviate some of the initial screening strains health care providers are experiencing.

CIO Briefing

Navy Working to Keep Subs and Destroyers From Becoming COVID-19 Hotspots

Meanwhile, the coronavirus is putting the military health-care system under stress.

CIO Briefing

Senator Pushes Pentagon for Personnel Guidance Amid Pandemic

Congress continues to seek answers from the executive branch regarding responses to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Cybersecurity

FTC Warns of New Coronavirus-Oriented Scams

The agency has updated its list of hacking and other tactics that prey on the generous and the needy in times of crisis.

Cybersecurity

Regulators Say Maritime Industry’s Pandemic Plans Can Skip Cybersecurity Details

The Coast Guard stresses new guidance adds flexibility for compliance with existing security planning requirements.

CIO Briefing

Senators Call on Agencies to Post Contingency Plans for Public

It’s the latest push by lawmakers on the executive branch to be more transparent in its COVID-19 response.  

IT Modernization

Lawmaker Presses FCC to Expand Internet Access for Low-Income Communities

California Rep. Doris Matsui doesn’t want those who lose jobs during the coronavirus outbreak to lose internet connectivity.