IT Modernization

CIA Official: Cloud Is More Secure Than Old Tech, Less 'Soul-Crushing'

Is cloud more secure than traditional government data centers? The CIA seems to think so.

Cybersecurity

White House Reorganization Addresses Cyber Workforce Gap

The White House wants to build a single, unified strategy for strengthening the cybersecurity workforce at every agency across government.

IT Modernization

Officials: Here’s How Not to Screw Up a $50 Billion Networking Contract

The Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract is a great opportunity for agencies to modernize, but they need to focus on people and planning to do it right.

Emerging Tech

DHS-Funded Company Wants to Use Blockchain at the Border

DHS may soon use blockchain technology to protect all sorts of data it collects in protecting U.S. borders.

Data

House Passes Bill to Open Government Data About Opioid Abuse

The Health and Human Services Department would have to build a dashboard to share information about substance abuse, treatment and recovery.

Cybersecurity

DISA Plans to Change How Pentagon Employees Browse the Internet

Officials are looking to isolate the internet from agency networks by pushing web browsing to the cloud.

Emerging Tech

Energy Department Boots Up America's Most Powerful Supercomputer

The Summit runs roughly eight times faster and five times more efficiently than America’s most powerful supercomputer to date.

IT Modernization

How the VA is Personalizing Veteran Services With a Single Website

The VA Digital Service thinks veterans shouldn’t have to know the agency’s bureaucracy to find the benefits they’re looking for.

Data

How NIH is Organizing Its Enormous Troves of Data

The agency has a new strategic plan for how to manage, store and analyze its scientific data.

Emerging Tech

Interior is Using Drones to Save People Trapped by Hot Lava

They’ve also been faster and safer than putting boots on the ground, a department official said.

Emerging Tech

How the NGA App Store Put Tech Acquisition in Top Gear

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency can bring innovative software tools to government in as little as a few months.

Cybersecurity

Hackers Find 65 Bugs in the Pentagon’s Travel Management System

The Defense Department’s fifth bug bounty awards $80,000 for spotting security holes in a travel system used by millions of the agency’s employees.

Emerging Tech

DHS Has a Plan to Make You Stop Hating Airport Security

The agency is looking at ways to speed up passenger screening while improving security from "curb to gate."