CIO Briefing

USASpending.gov Needs Better Search and Better Data, Watchdog Says

The transparency site does not provide as much government spending data as it should, GAO said.

IT Modernization

Federal CIO Previews 2019 Priorities

OMB will roll out more reskilling programs, tweak FITARA scoring and is looking at standards for automated decision-making, Suzette Kent said.

IT Modernization

White House Expects to Stand Up GEAR Center in 2019

But most other key aspects of the modernization research center are up in the air.

Emerging Tech

Pentagon Needs a Faster Buying Process to Adopt Artificial Intelligence

The Defense Department needs a startup mentality for the emerging tech, agency CIO Dana Deasy said.

Cybersecurity

How DHS is Trying to Separate Quality Cyber Tools from Snake Oil

The department is investing in ways to do apples-to-apples comparisons of the many cyber solutions on the market.

Emerging Tech

IARPA Is Trying Keep Adversaries From Corrupting AI Tools

Could cyber adversaries be training the government’s artificial intelligence tools to fail?

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.

Cybersecurity

Lawmaker Calls for Shifting Defense Funds to Combat Cyber Threats

The Defense Department would get more bang for its buck with digital tools than “20th-century” weapons, Sen. Mark Warner said.

Cybersecurity

Upcoming Bill Would Lock Down Agencies' Internet-Connected Devices

But agency chief information officers could make exceptions, according to the legislation.

Emerging Tech

DHS is Exploring How Blockchain Can Stop Counterfeits and Forgeries

The agency is funding research that uses blockchain to make sure people are who they claim to be.

Emerging Tech

DISA Outlines Plans to Wall Off the Public Internet

The agency extended the deadlines for vendors to submit white papers for the cloud-based system.

Cybersecurity

White House Launches Cyber Reskilling Program

In its trial run, Federal Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy will certify some 25 feds with non-technical backgrounds as cyber defense analysts.

IT Modernization

House Passes Bill to Improve Government’s Digital Services

The IDEA Act would require agencies to upgrade their websites to meet basic security and usability standards, but lawmakers did make some changes.

Emerging Tech

Marines Turn to Artificial Intelligence to Better Deploy Troops

The tool could help top brass determine which battalions and gear are most prepared for battle.

IT Modernization

How HHS Plans to Make Health IT Easier to Use

The agency wants to hear from doctors on how to make the tech more seamless in their day-to-day activities.

IT Modernization

Say Goodbye to GSA’s 24 Multiple Awards Schedules

The agency is consolidating the schedules into a single vehicle to make it easier to do business with government.