IT Modernization

OMB Policy Revamps Mobile Device Buying

The goal is to slash fragmentation and duplication of 1,200-plus mobile agreements and 200-plus service plans managed by the federal government.

Data

Commerce Data Guru Announces Departure

In a post on Medium on Thursday evening, Tyrone Grandison, Commerce’s deputy chief data officer, announced his planned exit nearly exactly a year after he joined the agency.

CIO Briefing

OMB Stresses Security in Info Management Update

This is the first time since 2000 the "Circular A-130: Managing Information as a Strategic Resource" has been updated.

News

Tech & Tequila: Explore the Potential and Pitfalls of Artificial Intelligence in Government

Join Nextgov over cocktails and hear experts chat about the possibilities and challenges AI could mean for the federal government.

CIO Briefing

Introducing the New FITARA Channel

The new addition will cover the ins and outs of Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act policymaking.

Data

Can Open Data Create More Opportunities for Americans? A New White House Effort Hopes So.

Powered by open federal and local data sets, the newly launch project provides access to resources around employment, housing, schools and other neighborhood amenities.

Data

Debating Income Equality? Get the Facts Right with this New Commerce App

A team of data gurus is hoping to transform stores of siloed government data into fresh insight into one of the toughest challenges in America.

CIO Briefing

Recoding Government: Finding the Tech Change Agents Who Drive Federal Innovation

These innovators know that to stay relevant, they need to continue developing their skills and be mindful of the changing times and fast-evolving technology.

News

Commerce Staffs Up Data Startup with First Agency Chief Data Scientist

Another data guru joins the currently small team housed within the Commerce Department.

CIO Briefing

GSA’s Customer Experience Credo: Be a Good Listener

Being open to customer feedback has helped the agency better its products.

Cybersecurity

White House Seeks Cyber Policy Guru

Duties include creating policy recommendations and reviewing governmentwide cybersecurity workforce policies, procedures and programs to close any existing gaps,

Cybersecurity

The One Person Who’s Not Losing Sleep Over Potential ID Theft

A famous whistleblower on the lam might be the last person a cybercriminal wants to impersonate.

Cybersecurity

Watchdog Duo Wants to Move Security Clearance Data Out of OPM

“Simply put, OPM was not designed to house and protect this sensitive data,” the lawmakers say.

Cybersecurity

Why Aren't We Learning from These Devastating Cyberattacks?

Here's why cyberthreat information sharing between the public and private sectors might make sense.

Cybersecurity

What Comes After Cybersecurity Awareness?

In recognizing National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Nextgov will be shining the light on what’s being done in government to raise the cybersecurity awareness and the multitude of challenges federal agencies face.

Emerging Tech

Could We All Have Cyber Doppelgängers in the Future?

The idea of a world with "mind clones" may not seem so crazy after all.

Emerging Tech

'Unhinging' a Government Culture Resistant to Change

Risk taking and failure should be an option in government, top federal technologists say.