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.

Cybersecurity

Federal Employee Visited 9,000 Porn Sites in Less Than 7 Months, Auditor Found

The Interior Department inspector general released new details about the employee whose browsing habits allowed Russian malware onto government networks.

Data

GAO: CMS Doesn't Know if It's Receiving Accurate Medicaid Data

The agency needs to better guide states to ensure the nationwide data is reliable, the congressional watchdog said.

Emerging Tech

Feds Must Start Preparing for Their Future Jobs, NSF CIO Says

A new National Science Foundation app could help federal employees actively position themselves as part of the future workforce.

CIO Briefing

Hurd Wins Reelection Battle

One of federal tech’s most outspoken advocates will officially be back for a third term.

CIO Briefing

Congress Wants to Confront Facebook, Robocallers and Data-Throttlers

Lawmakers also encouraged the Pentagon to continue helping civilian agencies in cyber matters.

IT Modernization

VA Officials Reluctant to Say When G.I. Benefit Delays Will Be Fixed

Lawmakers grilled Veterans Affairs Department officials about the IT issues that prevented tens of thousands of veterans from receiving education and housing stipends on time.

Data

How Wearables Could Help NIH Fight Cancer

The agency aims to better monitor and personalize treatments for chronic conditions using the health data the gadgets collect.

IT Modernization

VA’s $16 Billion E-Health Record Overhaul is Already $350 Million Over Budget

Just six months into the project, VA’s most important modernization effort is getting more expensive.