Cybersecurity

IRS Has A Plan to Verify Taxpayers’ IDs. Now It Needs to Do It.

The agency has a plan to improve taxpayer authentication but needs to work out details on funding and execution, according to a government watchdog.

Emerging Tech

These Could Be the Medical Droids NIH is Looking For

The National Institutes of Health want to know if companies can supply autonomous delivery bots to safely and securely deliver medications.

Cybersecurity

White House Appoints Federal Chief Information Security Officer

Grant Schneider will be the second person to fill the position.

Policy

Software Companies Push Senate to Weaken Lowest Price Contracting Rule

Making agencies prioritize the lowest price is leading to poor contracting choices, a software trade group says.

CIO Briefing

Transferring Background Checks, Boosting Cyber Workforce Are Top Goals of Trump Government Reorg

A White House official was short on answers during a Senate hearing but said background checks and cyber workforce are a good place to start.

Data

Here’s What Treasury’s Data Lab Found in 10 Years of Federal Contracting Data

Year after year, 6 to 8 percent of contract spending is obligated in the final week of the fiscal year.

IT Modernization

GSA Official: Next-Gen Telecom Contract Is An Opportunity For Transformation

Agencies should think of the move to the Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract as more than a transition.

Podcasts

Critical Update: Rep. Will Hurd Explains Why Everyone Should Care About Government Tech

For episode 5, Nextgov goes to Capitol Hill to talk with one of the most persistent voices on federal IT management and reform.

Emerging Tech

Defense Security Service Is Trying to Overhaul the Entire Security Clearance Process

And it turned to an alternative contracting method to find nontraditional background check companies and ideas.

Emerging Tech

Energy Opens Portal to National Labs Experts, Tech

The Lab Partnership Service website gives private-sector innovators better access to public-sector research and technology.

CIO Briefing

Social Security Wants Help Keeping Tabs on the Software Market

The Social Security Administration wants to know if a small business can provide fast market intelligence reports when the agency is ready to buy.

CIO Briefing

Feds Say Small Talent Pool, Smaller Budget Causing Workforce Crisis

Here’s why public-sector hiring managers think the government is struggling to fill its ranks.

CIO Briefing

Alabama Man Allegedly Stole $22M in Agency Computers Meant for Kids

The man took computer equipment donated by federal agencies and sold it through his store, according to the indictment.

Cybersecurity

Survey: Most Feds Who BYOD Do It Without Agency Approval

It’s hard for agency security officials to protect networks when they don’t know what’s connecting to them, experts say.

CIO Briefing

18F Names Acting Executive Director

The government’s innovation arm shuffles leadership roles as executive director exits.

CIO Briefing

For the Pentagon Management Chief, Reform Begins with Good Data

Pentagon Chief Management Officer Jay Gibson offers a view of the path to reform in an exclusive interview with Nextgov.

Emerging Tech

IRS Wants Artificial Intelligence To Guard Taxpayer Data

The tax agency wants to know if the AI and machine learning are mature enough to secure its systems from cyberattacks.