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White House to Nominate Michael Kratsios as U.S. CTO

Kratsios, who currently serves as the country’s deputy chief technology officer, will be the first person to hold the title since the Obama administration.

A task force member walks past the Camp VI detention facility at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba in 2018.

Office In Charge of Trying Guantanamo Detainees Needs IT Support

The Office of Military Commissions is conducting market research on a $20 million IT support contract.

Security Authorizations Trickle In As Deadlines Near on $50 Billion Telecom Contract

So far, only one vendor on the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract has gotten an authority to operate—an important requirement that could complicate the upcoming transition.

How the Energy Department is Prioritizing Secure Infrastructure

The budding Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response aims to deflect cyber, manmade and natural security hazards.

Destroyed Notes and a Nondisclosure Agreement Gum Up an EPA Cloud Security Assessment

A routine EPA Office of Inspector General security audit has taken a weird turn.

NSF Director Approaching Uncertain Tech Landscape with Confidence

France Córdova sat down with Nextgov to discuss the national AI strategy, the federal research ecosystem and the “very exciting” future of quantum computing.

Another Defense Agency Migrates Data to Amazon Cloud

The Defense Health Agency joins a growing list of defense agencies moving their data to the commercial cloud.

People mourn at a makeshift memorial site near the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 19.

Tech Giants Will Brief Lawmakers on the Spread of Terrorist Content Online

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft will be asked about how the New Zealand shooter’s video spread so quickly.

An empty chair reserved for Google's parent Alphabet, which refused to send its top executive, is seen as Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee Sept. 5.

Inside GAO’s Plan to Make Congress More Tech-Savvy

The new Science and Technology Assessment and Analytics group aims to prep lawmakers for big decisions on artificial intelligence, privacy and 5G.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen speaks at George Washington University's Jack Morton Auditorium in Washington March 18.

Cyber Threats Are Emerging Faster Than DHS Can Address Them, Secretary Says

The agency needs industry to help it “innovate while under attack,” according to Kirstjen Nielsen.