2020 in review: Pentagon leads federal DevSecOps efforts


The Department of Defense leads the rest of government but often finds itself creating specific programs to work down tech debt for analyzing weapon systems.

Maria Roat: Agencies must keep emerging tech in mind as they modernize security


Quantum computing, in particular, should be accounted for as agencies build zero-trust security architectures, said the deputy Federal CIO.

VA inks deal with Facebook, increases video services for virtual mental health care


The VA says it is has seen its online mental health care services nearly triple as the department tries to limit in-person contact to stop the spread of COVID-19.

An unprecedented wave of personal data could be heading to federal agencies


Under the national coronavirus emergency, companies don't need much permission to give up people's data to the federal government. Privacy advocates are concerned with how agencies will gather, store and utilize it.

One organization’s movement to get more techies in Congress


A Democratic, pro-science and technology political action committee wants to help elect more tech-savvy members of Congress who can keep up with emerging, complex tech topics.

Experts, tech companies skeptical of CBP proposal to collect social media info


An association for several internet giants, and several other advocacy groups are not enthused by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's proposal to ask people for their social media identifiers on some U.S. travel forms.