Emerging Tech

The Transportation Department is Funding Autonomous Drones

It also wants to research how self-driving vehicles can be manipulated to threaten the public.

IT Modernization

Transportation Is Consolidating Its IT Contracts into a Single Vehicle

The Enterprise IT Shared Services contract will be available departmentwide but task orders will have to flow through the Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Data

Transportation Wants to Use Data to Predict Accidents and Make Roads Safer

The Transportation Department collects a wealth of data on traffic accidents but can't present it in the most impactful way to policymakers.

Cybersecurity

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.

Emerging Tech

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.

IT Modernization

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.

CIO Briefing

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.

Emerging Tech

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.

Emerging Tech

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.

CIO Briefing

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.

Emerging Tech

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.

Emerging Tech

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.

CIO Briefing

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.

CIO Briefing

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.