• Tighe takes over naval intel, info warfare

    A highly sensitive Navy post is going to a senior officer who -- unlike her predecessor -- brings an active security clearance.

  • Defense

    Watchdog: DOD's infrastructure push needs scope

    The Pentagon's push toward a common IT infrastructure lacks workforce planning and other management details, including a more precise scope, according to a new GAO report.

  • Telecommunications

    White House backs $400M push for 5G research

    The Advanced Wireless Research Initiative, led by NSF, will sow the seeds for next-generation wireless services in the U.S. by setting up research networks to experiment with applications.

  • Comment

    How military strategy can improve cyber response

    Cyberattacks will occur. Preparation is the key -- and civilian agencies could take a cue from the military’s sustained readiness model.

  • How to negotiate with a liar

    Deception and half-truths are almost a given in many negotiations, Steve Kelman notes, but there are strategies that can maximize the other party's candor.

  • Congress

    Move over, ITMF?

    The MOVE IT Act, which takes a different approach to funding IT modernization that the administration has proposed, may have a better chance of clearing Congress.

  • Open Data

    White House pushes agency heads to expand open data

    New guidance issued by two White House offices outlines best practices for agency leaders to open more data, engage with citizens digitally and solicit public feedback.

  • Social Media

    How Snapchat puts a friendly :) on government

    A handful of agencies are experimenting with the ephemeral photo-sharing service to reach younger audiences, and they’re doling out information with a healthy dose of entertainment and emojis.

  • Cybersecurity

    New ransomware rips and runs

    A new kind of ransomware deletes computer files rather than decrypt and return them after victims pay up.

  • Technology

    Justice Department putting smart guns to the test

    The National Institute of Justice is conducting a smart gun technology challenge and asking for feedback on ways such tech could be integrated into federal law enforcement firearms.

  • Army kicks off cyber and EW prototyping experiment

    An annual prototyping experiment will give the Army a chance to size up emerging cyber and electronic warfare technologies.

  • Comment

    Let's put the 'funded' back in FFRDC

    Federally funded research and development centers are vital test beds for new IT, but they can't operate without adequate resources.