Ransomware Strikes Launched a Cyber Cleansing Program at Transportation

The Transportation Department started with a bug hunting campaign that turned up unexpected vulnerabilities in headquarters computer systems.

10 Drone Programs Get Federal OK To Break The Rules

The public-private partnerships will test the use of drones in heretofore forbidden conditions, under the oversight of the Transportation Department and FAA.

Transportation CIO Says She Doesn’t Want Any More Money

Vicki Hildebrand said she can find funding within the department and doesn’t plan to tap the Technology Modernization Fund anytime soon.

What DOT's Getting Right in Its Enterprise IT Efforts

Developing strong enterprise architecture policy might seem dry but is key to ensuring IT works for agencies’ missions, auditors said.

Thousands Apply to Trump's Drone Pilot Program

Transportation and FAA are accepting proposals to participate in drone innovation zones, where normal regulations do not apply.

Transportation Department Shares Road Map for Self-Driving Cars

Automated driving systems could cut down on fatalities and unlock economic activity, according to the department's recent guidance.

Watchdog: Without a Plan, Motor Carrier Safety Agency Can’t Update I.T.

A GAO report dinged the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for a half-baked IT modernization plan.

A Drone Inspects a Bridge. Now What?

The Federal Highway Agency needs visualization tools to make sense what's being collected by its unmanned inspectors.

How Removing Drivers from Trucks Leads to Flying Cars

If we can figure out self-driving vehicles on the ground, the next step might be taking to the skies.

Air Traffic Control Can Text Flight Crews. FAA Says It's Safer Than Radio, But Is It Secure?

A watchdog wants to ensure outsiders can’t interfere with flight safety communications.

Transportation Secretary Nominee Wants Agency to ‘Keep Pace’ with Innovation

Elaine Chao emphasized a need to keep up with emerging tech to make public security and safety gains.

FITARA Scorecards Could Better Reflect Progress, CIOs Say

In theory, the scorecards motivate agencies to perform better, but they may not always accurately capture much of the progress made.

DOT's Innovation Officer: Moonshots Are Just a Series of Small Steps

The government needs to get comfortable with innovation in increments.

How One Federal Official Uses Comedy Techniques to Teach 'Innovation'

The Transportation Department's chief innovation officer sometimes starts meetings with improv exercises.

A New Era for the Automobile

In long-awaited federal guidelines on self-driving cars, officials hint at a new kind of DMV.