CIO Briefing

Program Pairing Governments and Startups Launches Latest Round

Participants in the Startup in Residence program are seeking solutions for about 80 “civic challenges.”

Emerging Tech

Defense Innovation Board to Explore the Ethics of AI in War

The advisory group will provide the Pentagon with recommendations after hearing from academics, industry and the public.

Cybersecurity

Lawmakers Call for Investigation Into Google+ Data Exposure

Google's decision not to immediately disclose the breach has ruffled some feathers.

Data

It’s Time for Agencies to Use and Commercialize Their Data, White House Official Says

"It gets my blood boiling to think we have all this data. We should be able to do more with it,” Margaret Weichert, the administration’s management chief, said.

CIO Briefing

Mark Warner Is Coming for Tech’s Too-Powerful

The senator from Virginia says he’s “very annoyed” with Silicon Valley’s “pathetic” response to security concerns.

Emerging Tech

Defense Intel Chief Worried About Chinese ‘Integration of Human and Machines’

The future of human performance is a research race, and the U.S. shouldn’t take its lead for granted, the DIA director says.

IT Modernization

Pentagon, VA Leaders Commit to Boosting Accountability in Health Record Overhaul

Both secretaries pledged to re-examine the multibillion-dollar program’s organization structure and timelines.

Emerging Tech

DHS Employees Form Grassroots Community of Interest Around Artificial Intelligence

After a well-attended kickoff meeting this summer, the budding AI community of interest is looking at how best to grow.

IT Modernization

IBM Files Bid Protest Against Pentagon’s JEDI Contract

IBM becomes the second company to file a pre-award bid protest against the Pentagon’s multibillion cloud contract.

Emerging Tech

Alexa, Should We Trust You?

The voice revolution has only just begun. Today, Alexa is a humble servant. Very soon, she could be much more—a teacher, a therapist, a confidant, an informant.

Cybersecurity

The Newest Password Technology Is Making Your Phone Easier for Police to Search

For the first time, police have compelled a suspect to unlock his phone using Face ID. The case reveals an interesting inversion: More advanced password technology is less protected from police seizure.

Cybersecurity

Cyber Researchers Propose a ‘Smart’ Social Security Card

Instead of ditching the SSN as an identifier, the government could take steps to modernize it.