• Infrastructure

    Should Americans trust their voting tech?

    State officials told the Election Assistance Commission that they are looking to shore up the cybersecurity of voting systems in the wake of the 2016 elections. 02/13/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    President Donald J. Trump delivers his inaugural address

    Worries over Trump's smartphone continue

    Top Democrats on the Senate Homeland Security Committee are worried President Trump is still using an outdated, vulnerable Android smartphone. 02/13/2017

  • Acquisition
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    NITAAC looks to fee caps, laptop refresh

    A big governmentwide contract vehicle at the National Institutes of Health is looking to support more large acquisitions, including cloud computing services. 02/13/2017

  • Veterans Affairs
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    Decision time for scheduling tech at VA

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is on deadline to decide whether to test a homegrown scheduling solution for patients. 02/12/2017

  • Congress
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    MGT Act poised for a comeback

    After missing in the last Congress, drafters of a bill to encourage cloud adoption are looking for a new plan. 02/10/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    House Dems seek to probe Trump in cyber hearing

    After years of playing defense on Obama administration email issues, a group of Science Committee Democrats now want a hearing on White House cyber vulnerabilities. 02/10/2017

  • Digital Gov
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    Ethics office website chokes under crush of visitors

    The Office of Government Ethics' website was overwhelmed by the volume of visitors, after White House adviser Kellyanne Conway endorsed Ivanka Trump's clothing line in a live TV interview. 02/10/2017

  • Comment
    Excellence (Image: Shutterstock)

    In praise of public servants

    Recognizing the outstanding work done by government for the nation, every single day. 02/10/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Tallinn 2.0 refines the law of cyberattacks

    While the original Tallinn Manual explored how international law applies to cyber warfare, the newly updated version provides analysis on cyber incidents that fall below the level of armed conflict. 02/09/2017

  • Workforce
    man planning layoffs

    Either Congress reforms the civil service, or Trump does it his way, senator warns

    Workforce cuts through a freeze and attrition "may not be optimal," said Sen. James Lankford, and Congress can collaborate to find a better way. 02/09/2017

  • Congress
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    Senators hone in on Russia's cyber capabilities

    The U.S. lacks a complete understanding of Russian cyber capabilities and does not have a coherent policy to deter and defend against cyberattacks, according to witnesses and senators at a hearing. 02/09/2017

  • Internet of Things
    Shutterstock image (by a-image): connected devices around the world.

    Watchdog: IT glitch at NASA led to fire

    NASA, like many other large federal and commercial organizations, is still sorting out how to handle interconnected automatic industrial control devices and systems within its larger IT environment, according to a watchdog report. 02/09/2017

  • Law Enforcement
    NSA headquarters

    Contractor indicted for stealing spy secrets

    Harold Martin, until recently a Booz Allen contractor, was indicted by a federal grand jury for stealing secrets from spy agencies, including NSA and CIA. 02/09/2017

  • U.S.-China conversation.  Shutterstock image.

    The uncomfortable truth about tech in China

    The lack of political and civic freedom is not preventing Chinese firms from producing game-changing IT, Steve Kelman writes. Is it time to rethink our assumptions about innovation? 02/09/2017

  • Modernization
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)

    Senators quiz IGs on NextGen, FirstNet

    Senators on the Commerce Committee are looking to agency watchdogs for news and oversight of large IT infrastructure projects like FAA's NextGen and the Commerce Department's FirstNet. 02/08/2017