Weekend Reader
Weekend Reader
Cell Phone Privacy

A new bill would require Federal agencies to obtain a search warrant to access information on citizens without their knowledge. It comes in response to the increasing use of “stingray” devices that Federal, state, and local agencies use to track criminal suspects, capturing data on innocent bystanders as well.






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My Cup of IT

Who’s running IT in the transition? Who’s up as the new Federal CIO? What’s with the new Cyber EO? Right now, we’ve got more questions than answers in Federal IT. Here’s a short pour. Insights from the Hill, Trump transition team, GSA, DHS, and across government.






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President Donald Trump was supposed to sign a sweeping cybersecurity executive order last month, but delayed its release shortly after meeting with senior national security leaders and industry experts. But the timing of the final order is far less important than the changes that are likely being made to the content of the order.






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Cloud computing has become virtually synonymous with IT modernization throughout the Federal government. But the government’s cloud record has been anything but consistent and predictable, making the effort to measure progress and plan for IT modernization efforts called for by Congress and the Trump administration nearly impossible.






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