Emerging Tech

Interior Dept. to Nature: Bring It On, We've Got Drones

The agency’s growing fleet of drones are being used in disaster response, search and rescue and in containing wildfires, mitigating avalanches and monitoring volcanic eruptions.

Cybersecurity

An Interior Data Center's Security May Have Exposed Data for Years

An OIG report suggests the Bureau of Indian Affairs' cyber program wasn't enough to protect 24 systems internally.

CXO Briefing

OIG: Interior Needs to Shore Up Insider-Threat Defenses

The department also needs to ensure mobile devices are encrypted, among other recommendations.

Emerging Tech

White House Ramps Up Federal Drone Programs

The Interior Department will soon use drones for search and rescue missions.

CXO Briefing

Interior Department Website Gets a New Look

The Interior Department has consolidated its many digital arms into one updated website.

CXO Briefing

Why It Still Sucks to Be a CIO in Government and What a New Law Can Do About It

While CIOs claim the “chief” title, in many cases their hands have been tied by sprawling bureaucratic structures and a lack of institutional heft.

Cybersecurity

After Dodging the Bullet that Hit OPM, Interior ‘Owns’ Up to Cyber Problem

Department CIO Sylvia Burns was horrified to learn another agency's database was hacked inside her IT facility.

Cybersecurity

Post-Breach, Interior Has Mandated Computer Users Sign On with Smart Cards

The majority of individuals with high-level control over Interior data and networks needed only a password to log in.

CXO Briefing

Meet the Agencies: Touring the US Forest Service’s Modern New Digs

The agency is now saving $5 million a year on rent and $200,000 a year on shuttle buses.

IT Modernization

The Mobile Wave Still Looks Like a Trickle in Government

With thousands of federal websites that haven’t yet been optimized for miniature screens, agencies are making a slow go of making government services mobile-friendly.

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