Cybersecurity

Russia, North Korea Eye Bitcoin for Money Laundering, Putting It on a Crash Course with Regulators

Thieves and sanctioned countries are targeting the digital currency’s exchanges, setting up a fight between governments and cryptocurrency powerhouses.

Emerging Tech

Everything You Never Thought to Ask About Astronaut Food

“Burping in microgravity is probably not something you want to do a lot of.”

Sponsor Content

Building a Brave New World: Interviews with Federal Tech Leaders on the Future of Cybersecurity

In the face of increasingly sophisticated threats, federal agencies are ratcheting up cyber defenses.

CIO Briefing

Congress Takes Up Another Spending Deal, Spying Presents and AI Bias

Besides budget deals, lawmakers want to get ahead on internet of things devices and keep tabs on artificial intelligence development.

Cybersecurity

Election Cyber Coordinating Council to be Finalized Next Year

State and federal officials met with election industry leaders to launch the council.

Emerging Tech

Agencies Could Struggle to Remove Bias From Algorithms

It’s a regulatory challenge to ensure that artificially intelligent systems aren’t making decisions based on biased information.

Emerging Tech

Watch SpaceX Launch its First Reusable Rocket to the International Space Station

This is the first time NASA has approved the use of a previously flown rocket booster on a mission to the space station.

CIO Briefing

Agencies May Want to Think Neuro-Differently About the Cyber Workforce

A French company has been placing IT consultants with Asperger’s syndrome in government positions. Could it work in the U.S.?

Data

NASA Gets Help From Google to Find Alien Planet

Machine learning is helping to unlock the secrets of outer space.

Cybersecurity

How the Grinch Bots Stole Christmas

It’s a Christmas tale for our time: Cyber nerds using high-tech software to buy a slew of baby-monkey robots and holding them ransom for thousands of dollars.

Data

Threading a City With Gunfire Sensors Might Not Make It Any Safer

Amid record-breaking gun violence, Chicago’s police are expanding the use of an innovative technology—with little evidence that it helps.

CIO Briefing

White House Launches Revamped Website

The new site is designed to match private sector quality, a senior administration official says. 

Policy

FCC Kills Net Neutrality Rules, Hands Internet Back to FTC

After the vote, the power to police internet service providers shifts back the Federal Trade Commission.

Cybersecurity

White House: Government Needs More Bug Bounty Programs

The IT modernization report also urges moving cybersecurity closer to federal employees.

IT Modernization

White House Unveils Latest Plan to Fix Government Technology

The first center of excellence will be a partnership between the Agriculture Department, White House, General Services Administration and industry.

Emerging Tech

A New Kind of Soft Battery, Inspired by the Electric Eel

The animals inspired the design of the very first battery. Two centuries later, they're at it again.

CIO Briefing

Pentagon Delays Deadline For Military Suppliers to Meet Cybersecurity Rules

The goal of the new regulations is to secure sensitive data on the computers and networks at smaller companies.