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."

Emerging Tech

GSA Wants to Help Your Agency Cash in on the Technology Modernization Fund

An upcoming workshop will teach feds how best to pitch projects to a board of administration officials.

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.