CIO Briefing

Senate Narrowly Passes Repeal of Obama Fair Pay, Safe Workplace Rule

Repeal of what critics call contractor "blacklisting" heads to a receptive President Trump.

CIO Briefing

Will Trump Bring Back Outsourcing and A-76?

Prepare for the debate about which agency functions are “inherently governmental” and whether contracting out saves money.

CIO Briefing

‘Catastrophic’ Power Outage Nearly Destroyed MSPB’s Electronic Records System

A newly released report shows how devastating a June 2015 incident was to the Merit System Protection Board.

CIO Briefing

FBI to Conduct Internal Probe of Election-Season Tweets

FOIA office’s sudden activity on Clinton and Trump pasts draws suspicion.

CIO Briefing

White House Lays Out Digital Tools for Presidential Transition

Obama commits to social media sharing finale before January departure.


Timing Glitch in DATA Act Makes It Impossible for IGs to Meet Reporting Deadline

Agencies won't have spending reports ready until 2017, so watchdogs get extension on reviewing those reports.

CIO Briefing

IRS Dropped $12M on an Email System It Couldn’t Use

Inspector general faults procurement process for multiyear cloud subscriptions.

CIO Briefing

Some Agencies Are Making Headway on Luring Millennials

Senate panel bemoans lengthy time-to-hire and still burdensome USAJOBS site.

CIO Briefing

OMB Will Revamp Payment Accuracy Website

House members demand better data, more progress on curbing improper payments.

IT Modernization

Former Clinton IT Aide Describes Destruction of Old Devices as Routine

Three witnesses plead the fifth at hearing on State Department email vulnerabilities.


IRS Says Cybercriminals Nabbed Info on 100K Taxpayers

Agency sends warning to 200,000 taxpayers, half of whom will be credit monitored.

CIO Briefing

Not Everyone Loves the DATA Act

Some agency employees fear an added workload for the transparency cause.

Health IT

Inside the Tech Team Fixing the Obamacare Website

Time article provides rich insight into the intersection of Silicon Valley and Washington culture.

CIO Briefing

GSA’s Crowdsourcing Website Named Finalist for Innovation Award

Multi-agency distressed neighborhood initiative also highlighted among 600 applicants.

Emerging Tech

Managing the Message in the Middle East

Davin Hutchins helps a VOA offshoot tap the Arab world’s digital progress.