CIO Briefing

John Boehner on NSA: The Senate Must Act, But 'We’ll Certainly Look at What They Do'

The House speaker's remarks on Thursday suggest his chamber hasn't written off a "clean" renewal of the Patriot Act.

CIO Briefing

Ted Cruz Tells NASA to Stop Worrying About Climate Change and Focus on Space

The Texas Republican and likely presidential candidate told NASA’s chief Thursday to focus on “what inspires little boys and little girls across this country.”

CIO Briefing

Why the Pentagon Announced the U.S. Airstrike in Iraq in a Tweet

These days, the Obama administration is trying to make its own national security announcements before everyone else does.

CIO Briefing

CDC Uses Twitter to Explain Ebola to the Masses

The health organization is condensing warnings and guidelines into 140-character snippets in a Monday chat.

CIO Briefing

What Happened to America's Most Important Arctic Ships?

The nation’s fleet of ice-cutting ships is getting older, and congressional action to modernize it isn’t moving at breakneck speed.

Emerging Tech

Obama Met a Giant, Talking Robot Giraffe at the White House Today

The robotic animal that speaks with a British accent and can carry 30 people is just one oddity in a giraffe-centric news cycle this week.

IT Modernization

Edward Snowden: I Had More Access Than Almost Any Other Official in the Intelligence Community

The man responsible for leaking classified National Security Agency documents says he wasn't just "some low-level employee."

Emerging Tech

What's Going to Happen to the International Space Station?

Russia plans to kick Americans off the station after 2020, four years earlier than the space mission's intended end.

Emerging Tech

Is It Time for the U.S. to Partner With China in Space?

One of America's biggest rivals could also be its next best ally in the cosmos.


How the U.S. Power Grid Is Like a Big Pile of Sand

And why that puts the country at risk for widespread power outages.

CIO Briefing

NSA Reforms: What Will Change, And What Won't

Depending on who you ask, the changes Obama announced pave the way toward serious reform or are merely window dressing.