House Passes IT Modernization Bill

Next stop for Rep. Will Hurd’s Modernizing Government Technology Act: the Senate.

Is President Trump Eliminating the White House Science and Tech Office?

President Donald Trump has yet to fill many key science and technology positions at the White House, and it's not clear when he will. Under President Barack Obama, the White House chief technology officer's staff included about 24 people.

President Trump has a new innovation office. It's unclear what that means for 18F and USDS

President Donald Trump has created a new White House office dedicated to bringing private sector tech practices to the government.

It's Possible to Cut Legacy Spending. Here's How the FCC Did It.

In recent years, legacy IT has shaped up to be one of the government’s biggest tech challenges. There’s a reason the legacy tech challenge is so widespread across government: Modernizing is hard and can be expensive.

What President Trump's Skinny Budget Says About Cybersecurity

President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget blueprint touts major investments in cybersecurity, including a $61 million hike to help the FBI and the Justice Department combat criminals and terrorists’ use of encrypted communication tools.

US Digital Service Co-Founder to Stay On

A senior tech leader under the Obama administration is staying on under President Donald Trump. Haley Van Dyck helped create the US Digital Service, a White House tech trouble-shooting team that tackles large-scale federal IT projects.

WH Names Cyber Adviser to Economic Council

A former technology counsel for the House Commerce Committee will be heading up technology and cybersecurity policy for the National Economic Council, the White House announced.

18F Wants to Change the Rules, Not Break Them

The tech group 18F took some heat when a General Administration Services inspector general audit found it skirting compliance rules and security procedures, but the department’s leader says the Obama-era tech unit is still committed to hacking bur

Cellphone Spy Tools Have Flooded Local Police Departments

Hundreds of documents obtained by CityLab from the country’s top fifty largest police departments over the last ten months reveal that cellphone surveillance devices have been quietly acquired by local authorities nationwide.

Why Relying on Cellphones is a Terrible Idea in a Crisis

[Commentary] Cellphone technology is amazing, but it has its limitations. While the Women’s March on Washington brought up vitally important issues, it also incidentally demonstrated the need for FirstNet to be a success.