The White House's Cyber Tool Wish List

Acting Federal Chief Information Security Officer Grant Schneider pushed for tools that are easy to use but can share threat info in real time.


Can the Government’s Buying Power Create a More Secure Internet of Things?

Device manufacturers still determine how they secure their gadgets, but legislation could push industry in a more secure direction, experts tell the House Oversight committee.

CIO Briefing

Senate Panel Passes FITARA Extension in Block of IT Bills

Other legislation includes a mandate for agencies to create mobile-friendly websites and to report on the security clearance backlog.

CIO Briefing

Congressman Wants U.S. to Part With Europe on Data Privacy

As the number of devices quietly gathering your data increases, so does the risk of exposure.

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What CIO Vacancies Mean For Modernizing Government

A Congressman leading the tech upgrade movement says Congress should just treat acting CIOs like permanent ones.


How the FITARA Scorecard Could Impact the Future of Software Licensing

Agencies can still make moves to improve their December grades if they take these steps.

CIO Briefing

Trump Aide Says Modernizing Federal IT is Administration’s Cold War Moment

Will the government's technology challenges galvanize decision-makers as the Cold War once did?

CIO Briefing

Survey: Most CIOs Say a Majority of Their Applications Are Out of Date

About 72 percent of federal chief information officers said the majority of applications in their agencies are legacy systems, a new survey finds.

CIO Briefing

Rep. Hurd’s Solution For Tech Talent Shortage: 10 Day Tours of Duty

The Cyber National Guard could provide a constant stream of short-term talent, the lawmaker says.

IT Modernization

The Air Force Will Dole Out $1 Billion for Cloud Migration

Dell EMC, General Dynamics and Microsoft teamed to win a big Air Force contract.

CIO Briefing

Trump's Tech Team Wants to ‘Wow’ Public

The Office of American Innovation isn't interested in tech for tech's sake. It's to make government more efficient.

CIO Briefing

IT Modernization Bill Clears Senate as Part of Defense Authorization Bill

The OPEN Government Data Act also advances, along with other tech and cyber goodies.

CIO Briefing

House Panel Moves Bill Urging Federal Buyers to Consider Quality, Not Just Cost

Also: the House Oversight Committee approves a measure promoting social media monitoring in clearance investigations.

IT Modernization

NSA Quietly Awarded a Classified $2.4 Billion Tech Contract With More to Come

CSRA wins the NSA’s Groundbreaker recompete to modernize portions of the intelligence community’s IT infrastructure

IT Modernization

Lawmakers Push Again to Mandate Mobile-Friendly Federal Websites

New federal websites would have to be easy to view on smartphones and other devices, according to a Senate bill.


Federal Government Needs a Gatekeeper for Data-based Reform

The government will likely need a data-centric agency and new positions to protect privacy as it expands the use of confidential data, the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking said.