• Voting
    Aging voting machines cost local, state governments

    Most jurisdictions satisfied with voting machines, GAO finds

    Security and lifecycle replacement remains a concern for localities, but an investigation of hundreds of jurisdictions found broad satisfaction with the way equipment performed during the 2016 election. 04/12/2018

  • Defense
    Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.

    Mattis: Cloud deal not tailored for Amazon

    On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind. 04/12/2018

  • Homeland Security
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    CBP leverages tech, data sharing to fight illegal opioids

    New detection technology, as well as increasing shipping data sharing with China helps in the border fight against fentanyl, according to the Customs and Border Protection leader. 04/12/2018

  • Census
    Census 2020 By Maria Dryfhout Stock photo ID: 790714156

    Lawmakers hear from Census officials on citizenship question

    Following a closed-door briefing from top Census officials, lawmakers still have questions about a move to ask Americans about their citizenship on the 2020 population count. 04/11/2018

  • Cybersecurity
    security (ranjith ravindran/Shutterstock.com)

    National cyber strategy could come by summer

    A top Pentagon official told the House Armed Services Committee that the much-anticipated national cyber strategy "should be forthcoming in the near future." 04/11/2018

  • Workforce
    shutterstock workforce hands

    IG: Interior failed to document SES reassignments

    The Department of Interior recently reassigned about 10 percent of its senior executives without much advance planning and without documenting its reasons for doing so, according to the agency inspector general. 04/11/2018

  • IT Modernization
    Shutterstock photo ID: photo ID: 245503636 By Mark Van Scyoc Sign outside the Internal Revenue Service building in downtown Washington, DC on December 26, 2014.

    IRS chief may be overselling tax IT modernization

    Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter told a House panel that the agency has made significant progress on legacy system CADE2, but that conflicts with recent statements from the CIO. 04/11/2018

  • Health IT
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    Epic won't protest Coast Guard move to Cerner

    Acquisition-wise, it looks like smooth sailing for the Coast Guard's plan to join the Pentagon's nascent electronic health records system. 04/11/2018

  • Social Media
    Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg greets Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) in a Senate hearing room. Photo credit: Chase Gunter/FCW

    Will government regulate Facebook?

    Senators used Mark Zuckerberg's Capitol Hill appearance to raise concerns about unauthorized use of social media data, but it's unclear if new social media regs are coming. 04/10/2018

  • Defense
    Infrastructure transportation panoramic. shutterstock ID: 679016446 By Panimoni

    Transcom head warns of cyber risks to civilian infrastructure

    At a Senate hearing, Gen. Darren McDew said that the commercial companies the military relies on to move troops and material are too vulnerable to cyberattacks. 04/10/2018

  • Acquisition
    Machine language of 1s and 0s

    ODNI looks to separate CIO, CDO shops

    The intelligence director's office is mulling a new approach to CIO and chief data officer roles that stresses more efficient acquisition. 04/10/2018

  • Cybersecurity
    Cyber Attack

    Hackers adapting to government adversaries

    The toolkit for modern hacking groups who target governments includes exploiting the cloud and IoT devices to mask their presence and gain access. 04/10/2018

  • People
    White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert, shown here at a December 2017 press briefing.

    Bossert out as homeland security adviser

    In yet another shake-up of the Trump administration's national security team, Tom Bossert resigned from office one day after John Bolton started as National Security Adviser. 04/10/2018

  • App-level approach to mobile management

    When the U.S. is a tech laggard

    While the United States dominates many areas of IT, Steve Kelman notes that the hotspots for certain sectors are clearly clustered elsewhere. 04/10/2018

  • People
    Shutterstock ID: 116697148 By extradeda

    DHS cyber office names chief data officer

    Preston Werntz, who helped establish the Automated Indicator Sharing program at DHS, has been hired as the chief data officer for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications. 04/09/2018

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