Dan Morgan takes a deep dive into DOT’s open data progress


The Department of Transportation has made a lot of progress toward completing a central portal for its open data.

‘Destinations Digital’ will fund DOT’s IT modernization in-house


“I don’t want any money. I don’t need any money,” said Department of Transportation CIO Vicki Hildebrand. “We have a lot of spend out there. We need to spend more wisely.”

Two senators announce effort to legislate on self-driving cars


Two senators are teaming up to develop legislation on self-driving vehicles that will "improve regulatory flexibility," they announced Monday.

FITARA law is failing to give IT chiefs the power of the purse, insiders say


“The department CIO really has nothing other than the bully pulpit,” former HHS CIO Frank Baitman told FedScoop.

NASA passes, DOT fails in latest FITARA scorecard


​NASA fared better than last time, but the Transportation Department dropped to a failing grade in the third round of scoring on implementing the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act,​ released Tuesday.

New driverless car policy encourages security collaborations between rivals


Newly released guidelines​ published by the Department of Transportation, Tuesday, intend to guide the development and deployment of driverless cars. Proper cybersecurity measures remain a central concern for the U.S. government when it comes to autonomous vehicles, experts say. As part of the guidance, the DOT is making an early push to shape the cybersecurity standards of tomorrow that will ultimately protect future vehicles from hackers.