IT Modernization

Here’s How Agriculture Plans to Overhaul Its Tech

The department will cut data centers down from 39 to two—and that’s just the start, according to CIO Gary Washington.

IT Modernization

White House Opens Applications for Technology Modernization Fund

The White House on Tuesday published guidelines for federal agencies looking to bring their IT systems into the 21st century under new legislation.


Budget Cuts, White House Apathy Stifling Open Data Efforts

Tight budgets and staff cuts are hindering the accuracy and accessibility of federal open data initiatives, experts said.


Coast Guard Needs Fresh IT, People to Keep Networks Secure

The service’s head of Cyber Command outlines his strategy for updating old systems and getting personnel to rethink cybersecurity.

Emerging Tech

Pentagon R&D Funding Fell $4 Billion Short of Experts' Recommendations Last Year

While there's no magic number for R&D spending, the Pentagon is spending less than experts recommend.

Emerging Tech

Interior Department Sees ‘Limitless Possibilities’ for Drones

The department aims to be the civilian leader in unmanned systems, flying nearly 5,000 missions last year alone.

Emerging Tech

U.S. Customs Wants to Use Your Face As a Boarding Pass

By 2022, the agency plans to use biometrics to identify 97 percent of travelers flying out of the country.

Emerging Tech

DHS Announces Finalists in Biothreat-Spotting Contest

A department contest advanced five early warning systems designed to detect biological attacks.


International Hackers Find 106 Bugs in U.S. Air Force Websites

One bug discovered during Hack the Air Force 2.0 earned $12,500—the largest federal bounty paid out so far.

Emerging Tech

More Money, Fewer Rules Could Help AI Grow, Experts Say

The government needs to put money into artificial intelligence if it wants to beat other countries, tech experts say.

IT Modernization

Report: Most Feds Break Smartphone Security Rules

Despite agency policies, many federal employees download unauthorized apps and connect personal devices to agency networks.


Industry Weighs in on How the Government Can Fight Botnets

Feds need to secure the internet of things and work more closely with private companies, they said.

CIO Briefing

Trump Budget Gouges Non-Defense R&D by 19 Percent

Meanwhile, Pentagon researchers will get an extra $13.5 billion to play with.

Emerging Tech

Lawmakers Want to Curb Big Tech's Influence on Kids

Those smartphone addictions are not a joking matter, according to a trio of lawmakers.

Emerging Tech

Cities Are Getting Smart, and Feds Can Help Make Them Smarter

A program led by federal agencies may offer local governments ways to get better at using smart technologies.