Hacking the Election and Other Worries that Keep Intel Chiefs Up at Night
Cyber worries ranging from the integrity of the election system to the end-to-end encryption of digital devices top the concerns of America’s intelligence chiefs.
Wi-Fi, microwave and cellular networks are getting faster and more reliable, making wireless networks increasingly attractive not merely for wireless network connectivity, but in some cases even to replace conventional copper or fiber.
Software defined networking (SDN) promises agility, security and savings for campus infrastructure. The bigger the network, the greater the opportunities – and, some say, the risks.
Virtual reality simulation is no longer limited to high-end military training. Costs are scaling down fast enough to make state-of-the-art technology VR simulations possible in a range of state, local and private sector settings, such as fire departments and health care providers.
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The Census Bureau will forge ahead with its plans to tally and mark addresses in fiscal 2017 and with its 2018 tests to ensure that new technologies and methodologies are ready for the decennial census in 2020.
Many current and former federal employees who signed up for identity protection services after the cyber theft of their personal information soon will have to re-enroll to keep that coverage, administration officials said Monday.
America’s spirit of ingenuity and entrepreneurship created the world’s most innovative economy and keeps us dominant in today’s digital age. Indeed, in 1985 about 2,000 people used the Internet; today, 3.2 billion people do. What started out as a useful tool for a few is now a necessity for all of us—as essential for connecting people, goods, and services as the airplane or automobile.
The General Services Administration is tapping into another type of California veteran for its new commissioner of its Technology Transformation Service.
When it comes to federal IT acquisition, the workforce is too small, the hurdles are numerous, and modernization is slow — yet there is something government knows how to do well.
Momentum is building for a new cybersecurity agency in the Homeland Security Department. The idea initially proposed by Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, received some crucial support on March 22 when two former federal cyber executives threw their weight behind the idea.
Early self-reporting suggests the National Archives and Records Administration overestimated how many agencies would hit a governmentwide 2016 email management goal.
Artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics and virtual reality are at the top of every “hot technology” list, but translating emerging technology into practice is often a heavy lift, especially for government agencies working under budget and regulatory constraints.
The Defense Department may have hit upon an acquisition innovation that is slowly drifting to the civilian world.
Since 2012, the Pentagon has been taking a SAW — services acquisition workshop — to procurements worth more than $1 billion.