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Aaron Boyd

CIO Briefing

Even Short Government Shutdowns Impact Contractors

Prolonged funding lapse could have a significant impact on companies' cash flow and their employees' paychecks.

CIO Briefing

Pentagon Deputy Tapped For Powerful New Management Role

The chief management officer position would focus on business reform but include IT and data management responsibilities.

CIO Briefing

In Case of Shutdown, These Agencies Want Your Government Phone Off

For some feds, the only authorized use of a government-issued device during a shutdown is seeing if they need to go back to work.

Cybersecurity

Lebanese Spy Agency Likely Behind Fake Messaging Apps, Researchers Say

The nation-state-run campaign being called Dark Caracal has been ongoing, undetected for years, despite not being all that sophisticated.

CIO Briefing

Can I Use My Government Smartphone During a Shutdown?

Just because government goes dark during a shutdown doesn’t mean your government devices have to, too.

CIO Briefing

A Government Shutdown Doesn’t Always Mean Shutting Down IT

These are the tech employees who have to work if appropriated funds run out.

CIO Briefing

Former NSA Contractor Admits to Stealing Confidential Documents

Harold Martin III pleaded guilty to one of 20 counts of willful retention of national defense information.

CIO Briefing

NSA Finally Gets an Independent Inspector General

Robert Storch was confirmed by the Senate after more than a year and nominations from two presidents.

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.

Cybersecurity

GSA Needs to Verify Who’s Logging in to Login.gov

GSA wants to make it easier to sign in to government websites without making citizens less secure.