CIO Briefing

House Boosts Federal Bonuses, Aims to Protect Social Security Numbers And Oh Russia

The House also passed a bill to tweak and extend FITARA's rule on data centers.

Cybersecurity

Lawmaker Says Justice Department is Wrong About Encryption

Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, thinks weakening encryption would be bad for national security.

IT Modernization

House Passes FITARA Enhancement Act

The bill, which passed 418 to 0, would get rid of some of the sunsetting provisions of the original FITARA.

CIO Briefing

IT Modernization Bill Clears Senate as Part of Defense Authorization Bill

The OPEN Government Data Act also advances, along with other tech and cyber goodies.

CIO Briefing

GSA Shakes Up Federal Acquisition Leadership

The acquisition service will have some familiar faces and expects more permanent regional leaders soon.

CIO Briefing

DATA Act: Agile's First Governmentwide Win

Governmentwide projects are particularly complicated, but here's one that ends on time and under budget.

Emerging Tech

NSA Updates List of Tech Ready For Commercialization

The agency's portfolio of technology focuses on challenges in big data, cyber, internet of things and mobility.

Data

Is a Cabinet-Level CIO the Future of Government I.T.?

That person would lead “a legion of people” who could support the technology needs of other agencies.

Cybersecurity

If You're Going to Set a Cyber Trap, Don't Do This

The Energy Department's IG found many problems with a planned "gotcha" exercise.

Cybersecurity

DHS Re-awards $1B Cyber Contract to Protect Government Networks

After a series of bid protests and dismissals, Raytheon will support DHS' governmentwide cybersecurity program.

CIO Briefing

WannaCry Gives HHS’ Cyber Threat Center a Real-World Test

Agency opted to respond to a cyberattack like it would a natural disaster.

Cybersecurity

Report: Mar-a-Lago and Other Trump Properties Have Lax Cybersecurity

Some Trump properties' cyber practices don't measure up, according to a team of reporters.

CIO Briefing

HHS’ Cyber Threat Center Comes Out of Beta Soon

The center will share threat information for small doctors offices to the largest pharmaceutical companies, and health care organizations in between.

Emerging Tech

Drones Flying By Airports Coming Soon(ish)

Current FAA regulations prohibit drones from flying within 5 miles of an airport without notifying air traffic control.