Agencies Are Increasingly Reliant on Industry for Innovation

Report chronicles the need for better collaboration between government and the private sector.

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8 Things to Look For in the 2017 IT Budget


The budget seeks substantial budget increases to shore up cybersecurity and a new approach to modernizing IT systems.

Obama's Budget Would Grow Federal R&D By 4 Percent


The president's 2017 fiscal year budget boosts total research and development funding to $152 billion.

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Why Knowing What You Have Is Key to IT Modernization Efforts

IT modernization is all the rage these days in the federal government.

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What Obama’s Air Force Budget Request Says About the Future of Warfare

The Defense Department budget request is full of high tech-items aimed at countering the capabilities of technologically advanced adversaries.

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Google’s Self-Driving Cars Are Now Legal Drivers According to the US Government

The decision is not itself a law, but rather a clarification on how existing laws will be interpreted in the future.

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Justice, DHS Probe Hack Allegedly Made Possible By DOJ Help Desk

A hacktivist claims a help desk aided his intrusion into a computer containing contact information on some 9,000 DHS personnel and 20,000 FBI employees.

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Video: These Simple Mistakes Could Cost You Your Gadgets

There are more ways to destroy your smartphone than just dropping it.


The Research Pirates of the Dark Web

After getting shut down late last year, a website that allows free access to paywalled academic papers has sprung back up in a shadowy corner of the Internet.

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IBM’s Watson Should Run for President

it might be the perfect time for an actual robot to enter the race.


Do You Have What It Takes to be the Federal Government’s Chief Information Security Officer?

Officials say they hope to hire and onboard the new infosec chief in the next 60 to 90 days

Nextgov In this Feb. 5, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington.

Obama’s 2017 Budget Boosts Cyber Spending by 35 Percent, Adds Federal CISO

The funding and personnel adjustments come after a year of constant disclosures about agency hacks.

Nextgov Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 25, 2015, during a hearing on Federal Cybersecurity and the OPM Data Breach.

White House Wants to Give Agencies New Pot of Money to Upgrade Legacy IT

The $3.1 billion revolving fund would be situated at the General Services Administration.