Policy

Pentagon Bans Personal Devices from Classified Areas

That includes phones, smartwatches and other devices that can transmit, store and receive data.

CIO Briefing

U.S. Digital Service Will Teach You How to Buy the Latest Tech

Federal employees can learn best practices for digital procurement in a new certification program.

Emerging Tech

We Need a DARPA-Like Program for Veterans’ Problems, Experts Say

Dedicating funds to veterans’ health care needs could bring more products to market faster, experts told Congress.

Policy

House Passes Bill to Keep Tabs on VA’s Health Records Modernization

Lawmakers plan to keep a close eye on the implementation of the $10 billion project.

Emerging Tech

Puerto Rico’s Power Grid to Get Boost from Energy Department Project

The project was developed to create a resilient energy grid that incorporates different types of power sources.

Data

Census Bureau Goes Tech Shopping for 2020 Count

The bureau is looking for help with background vetting, app testing and other prep for the decennial.

Policy

Government Should ‘Stop Pretending’ Your Social Security Number is Secret

Cyber experts want Congress to explore different ways to prove people’s identities.

Policy

GSA to Host Another E-Commerce Portal Industry Day

The agency will solicit information from vendors interested in hosting the platform and another for selling on it.

IT Modernization

Better Government Websites Build Trust with Citizens, Silicon Valley Lawmaker Says

Rep. Ro Khanna's customer-experience focused bill would require agencies to go all digital by 2020.

CIO Briefing

Pentagon's EHR Setbacks ‘Don't Bode Well’ for Potential Veterans Affairs Rollout

The Veterans Affairs Department will be looking to avoid mistakes made thus far by the Pentagon.

Emerging Tech

The Army Will Help Uber Get Flying Taxis Off the Ground

The joint venture aims for quieter, more efficient propellers for stealth or urban flights.

Data

Census Gambles on Shorter Cybersecurity Testing for 2020 Count

Experts worry the rushed process could leave some security gaps unaddressed.

Emerging Tech

Navy's R&D Wing is Building a Lean, Mean Innovation Machine

And the strategy relies more on understanding problems than finding solutions.

IT Modernization

Lawmakers Question the Office of American Innovation’s Activities and Ethics

A pair of senators wants to know who the office is meeting with, what it’s working on and how much it’s spending.

Emerging Tech

DHS Startup Accelerator Awards Its First Final-Phase Contract

The department’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program is funding a system to protect video surveillance systems.

Emerging Tech

Energy Wants Electric Cars to Charge in 15 Minutes or Less

The department awarded $19 million to 12 different projects focused on faster battery charging.