Coronavirus

Cyber Commission: Expand Connected Device Security Bill Beyond Federal Procurement Realm  

The new recommendation comes in an annex the Cyberspace Solarium Commission released in light of the pandemic. 

VA’s Digital Transformation Efforts Helped It Quickly Pivot to Increased Remote Work

Deputy CIO Dominic Cussatt detailed how the agency heightened its capabilities for pandemic-induced telework. 

Trump’s Attacks on Vote-by-Mail Worry Some Election Officials

For months, President Donald Trump has been one of the loudest opponents to vote by mail.

HUD Employees Saw Few Disruptions In Shift to Mass Telework, Says IG

The COVID-19 pandemic upended some paper-based processes and led to some network bandwidth issues, but the department has weathered the transition well, the watchdog reports.

Technology for the Next Phase of Pandemic

Moving to later stages of reopening will require advancements in two areas, standardization of care and robust contact tracing.

Pandemic, Civil Unrest Complicate Voting in the Nation’s Capital

Washington, D.C. is among the jurisdictions that encouraged residents to vote by mail to stay safe amid the coronavirus pandemic, but voters who came out to the polls Tuesday still encountered long lines.

State Department Harnesses Data to Help Bring Americans Home Safely During the Pandemic

The agency turned to data-focused teams and products to help decision-makers prioritize options.

CISA Official Sidesteps Controversy over Trump’s Voting Fraud Claims

The official said the agency is focused on protecting the voting infrastructure, not the president’s claims about mail-in voting fraud. 

Bill Would Force Government to Study Telehealth Use During Pandemic

The Health and Human Services Department would collect data nationwide to determine how telehealth fared during COVID-19.

An Urgent Time for a Year Off Campus

College students have a chance to serve their country. Bring on the CoronaCorps.

Critical Update: National Labs Pivoted to Help Fight COVID-19. Here's How.

Federal insiders offer a glimpse of how the global health care crisis sparked a new wave of multi-sector collaboration.

Federal CIO Suzette Kent on Tools and Techniques for the New Way of Work

Federal agencies were modernizing their information technology systems and business processes at varying rates. Then came the pandemic.

CMS Produces ‘Employee Roll Call Bot’ to Account for Workforce Amid Telework

Teleworking can make it tough for agencies to keep a pulse on their personnel, but bots can help.

The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Boosting the Big Tech Transformation to Warp Speed

Big tech companies have not hesitated to make the most of the crisis.

3 Ways Your Pets Feel the COVID-19 Anxiety, Too

Pets could be feeling secondhand anxiety from their owners.