CIO Briefing

Rep. Kelly: Shutdown Hurts Government’s IT Workforce

The shutdown will have long-term consequences on federal agencies’ recruiting and retention efforts, Rep. Robin Kelly said.

CIO Briefing

The Boldest Predictions for Federal Technology in 2019

More cyber brinkmanship and super smart artificial intelligence are just a couple forecasts industry leaders divined for the coming year.

CIO Briefing

The Pentagon Doesn’t Know All the Software on Its Networks—And That’s a Problem

The Defense Department faces “unnecessary” risk without a complete software inventory, according to the agency’s inspector general.

Cybersecurity

Poor Security Could Leave U.S. Defenseless Against Missile Attacks

The details of the nation’s ballistic missile defense system are vulnerable to inside and outside threats, the Defense Department inspector general found.

CIO Briefing

Congress Demands Answers on NRCC, Marriott Data Breaches

Strengthening the nation’s cyber stance was top of mind, with a new House Energy and Commerce Committee cyber report, and bills to improve connected devices and cyber education.

Emerging Tech

DHS Invests in 2 Companies for Data Privacy Tools

The awards are part of the department’s Data Privacy portfolio that focuses on sensors, autonomous systems and other emerging tech.

Emerging Tech

Lawmakers Want Better Answers from Amazon About Facial Matching Program

As law enforcement agencies experiment with the tech, lawmakers push for details about accuracy and privacy.

CIO Briefing

IG Shines Light On GSA’s Major Management Challenges

Recovering funds, retiring employees and making procurement efficient are just some of the hurdles the agency must clear.

Policy

SEC Smacks Down Floyd Mayweather Jr. and DJ Khaled for Promoting Cryptocurrencies

The commission fined the celebrities for failing to disclose their social media posts were paid for.

CIO Briefing

Vendors Challenged More Federal Contracts in 2018

And they got something out of the protest process less than half the time.

IT Modernization

Pentagon Extends JEDI Deadline Again—With a Catch

The department is requiring bidders to deliver their proposals in person.

IT Modernization

Bidding Begins for Pentagon's Controversial $10 Billion War Cloud

Despite some industry clamor, the Defense Department will stick to a single cloud provider for its JEDI cloud contract.

CIO Briefing

Congress Studies the 3 Rs: Re-org, Re-clearance, Reauthorization

The bill that would name and shame hackers that attack U.S. targets also advanced.

CIO Briefing

VA’s Billion-Dollar Health Records Project Will Be Tracked by New House Subcommittee

Lawmakers worry the department’s lack of leadership and hiccups in Defense’s rollout of its MHS Genesis platform could derail the $16 billion project.

CIO Briefing

Congress Questions Trump's ZTE Deal

Plus the other goodies tucked into the National Defense Authorization Act federal employees need to know.

IT Modernization

GAO Rules Against Pentagon's Experimental $950 Million Cloud Deal

The Government Accountability Office recommended the Defense Department terminate a contract awarded to REAN Cloud in February.

Emerging Tech

Lawmakers Question Defense's Cloud, the President's Phone and BTW, TL;DR

Those unresolved Government Accountability Office recommendations could haunt agencies during budget time.