CIO Briefing

Senate Panel Seeks Answers on Clearance Backlog

A government watchdog group put the process back on its high-risk list after pending actions exceeded 700,000.

Emerging Tech

This is Why the IARPA Director Doesn’t Worry About Self-Aware Artificial Intelligence

Poorly engineered artificial intelligence is more likely to keep Jason Matheny up at night than a program becoming sentient.

IT Modernization

U.S. Fears China Winning on 5G if Broadcom Gets to Take Over Qualcomm

Broadcom’s hostile takeover attempt would mark the largest-ever tech acquisition in history.

Emerging Tech

Drone Swarms Are Going to Be Terrifying and Hard to Stop

“Now the improvised explosive devices will find our warfighters."

Emerging Tech

Would the FBI Arrest Tony Stark or Ultron?

As artificial intelligence programs become aware and autonomous, law enforcement will have to figure out where responsibility lies.

IT Modernization

Pentagon's Commercial Cloud Will Be a Single Award—And Industry Isn't Happy

The Pentagon released a draft request for proposal for what is expected to be its largest cloud acquisition to date.

CIO Briefing

This is What The White House Science And Tech Office Has Been Up To

The president’s science and technology advisers released a rundown of major milestones over the last year, from creating the American Technology Council to the passage of the Modernizing Government Technology Act.


OPM’s Post-Breach Contracting Efforts Fall Short Again, IG Says

The way OPM contracted for credit monitoring services has come under scrutiny.

CIO Briefing

The Office of the Future Will Be a Distracted Dystopia. We Have Some Better Ideas

There is a clear friction between technology and how offices are currently designed.


For 10 Years, I Read the Comments

Farewell to my stressful, dispiriting, but occasionally awesome life as an internet comment moderator.

CIO Briefing

House Passes Bill Strengthening Powers of FCC CIO

The bill would reauthorize the Federal Communications Commision, encourage broadband development and make some changes to the commission’s oversight.

CIO Briefing

FEMA Wants Counties to Take Charge of Pre-Disaster Logistics

The agency has its hands full with 21 disasters in 14 states, which means federal assistance may arrive slowly in the event of yet another national emergency.

CIO Briefing

Pentagon May Create a Combatant Command for Space

The Defense Department is also looking at major changes to speed up how it buys satellites.

Emerging Tech

Utilities Are Paying Their Customers to Buy Electric Vehicles

The transport sector may be the only major new source of electricity demand for developed economies.

IT Modernization

MilCloud 2.0 Meets Another Milestone

CSRA’s milCloud 2.0 can now host the most sensitive unclassified data across the Defense Department.

IT Modernization

Kushner Announces ‘Whole of Government’ Plan To Improve Health Tech

Presidential adviser Jared Kushner said the administration has a plan to prioritize access to and interoperability of patient health data.

CIO Briefing

Lax Census Background Checks Could OK ‘Unfit’ Employees for 2020

Part of the problem is the type of contract the agency used to vet the temporary workers who handle the data, the inspector general found.

CIO Briefing

U.S. Customs Needs To Share More Info on Counterfeits With Online Retailers

Companies want Customs and Border Protection to do more, but officials say there’s only so much they can do.