CIO Briefing

How Secure is Federal Data at Branch Offices and Other Remote Sites?

Almost 90 percent of federal leaders polled in a new survey say they are concerned about their ability to secure sensitive information in branch offices.

IT Modernization

Critical Mobile Device Decision for 2020 Census Remains Unsettled

The Census Bureau doesn't plan to decide what type of mobile device it will use for its 2020 count until next year, Steven Cooper, chief information officer for the Commerce Department, told lawmakers on Tuesday.

IT Modernization

Census Delays Key Decisions About Using Tech in 2020 Count

If Census has any hope of cutting costs and increasing efficiency for its 2020 count, it should pay more attention to its IT plans.

Cybersecurity

Survey: People Want to Know About Government Data Breaches ‘In Real Time’

Millennials, however, were least concerned with the government's cybersecurity practices, according to the survey.

Cybersecurity

Say What? Even the Experts Disagree on Cyber Terminology

While mixing up cyber terminology may seem harmless, doing so could have real-world consequences.

CIO Briefing

Want DOD To Be More Innovative? Sorry, Government Is Inefficient on Purpose

“You can't have the entire U.S. government or the federal acquisition regulations change so we can do innovation,” says the head of a small arm of the Pentagon designed to facilitate rapid research and development of tools

CIO Briefing

Census Bureau on the Hunt for New CIO

The agency posted an opening for an associate director for information technology and CIO to oversee the agency's IT portfolio.

CIO Briefing

Hacking the Capitol: All the Ways Tech Can Help Congress Work Smarter

The second Congressional Hackathon, held Friday at the Capitol, produced some big, creative ideas and even some prototypes.

Emerging Tech

New Tech Plans Aim to Take Copyright Office Out of the 1970s

While making specific tech upgrades is important, it will take a much more big-picture approach to truly modernize the office, said Director Maria Pallante.

CIO Briefing

The Rise of Agency Innovation Labs

In the 2016 budget, the Obama administration proposed more funding to help launch idea labs.

Cybersecurity

State Department Plans International Cyber Workshops in Geneva

The State Department’s next big cybersecurity discussion may take place 4,000 miles from its headquarters.

CIO Briefing

US Deputy CTO Steps Down

Ryan Panchadsaram's time as U.S. deputy chief technology officer is coming to an end, according to a White House statement.

Cybersecurity

DOD to Create Database of OPM Breach Victims

The Pentagon's Defense Manpower Data Center plans to store the information in a “holding file."

CIO Briefing

The Federal Register's Archives Go Digital

The plan is to digitize more than 14,500 issues, currently only viewable in hard copy.

CIO Briefing

NASA Space Satellites Helped Forecast South Carolina Flooding

NASA has stepped in to help predict the path of South Carolina's flooding by using its space-based satellites.

Cybersecurity

House Inspector General: 'Everybody' Needs to Fight in the Current Cyberwar

The country is in the middle of a cyberwar and needs everyone's help, said House IG Theresa Grafenstine.

Emerging Tech

Census Packs Plan for 2020 Count With New Tech

On Tuesday, the bureau released its 2020 Census Operational Plan, which centers on new technological techniques and cost savings.

Cybersecurity

California Lawmaker Wants New ‘Cyber Hygiene’ Standards from NIST, FTC

The act would require the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Homeland Security to develop a list of voluntary best practices to shore up cybersecurity in government and outside.

Cybersecurity

White House Cybersecurity Official Steps Down

After more than two years at the White House, Ari Schwartz has left his post.