(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2016, file photo illustration, a person types on a laptop in Florida. Riviera Beach, Fla., agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from governments and businesses. Spokeswoman Rose Anne Brown said Wednesday, June 19, 2019, that the city of 35,000 residents has been working with outside security consultants, who recommended the ransom be paid. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Attempted poisoning of Tampa’s water is a signal – we must act

Recently, a cyber attacker attempted to add lethal amounts of lye to the water supply at a treatment plant in Tampa Bay. It was a warning shot across the…

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(Insurance Institute for Highway Safety via AP)In this frame grab from video provided by the  Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), taken in 2015, a vehicle closes in on a Strikeable Surrogate Vehicle (SSV) at the IIHS Vehicle Research Center in Ruckersville, Va. Federal regulators and the auto industry are taking a more lenient approach than safety advocates would like to phasing in automatic braking systems for passenger cars, according to the official records of their closed-door negotiations. Systems that automatically apply brakes to prevent or mitigate collisions, rather than waiting for the driver to act, are the most important safety technology available today that’s not already required in cars. (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety via AP)

MITRE, NHTSA expanding partnership with more transportation data sets

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Experts hope next administration will take advantage of data-driven innovations

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Nonprofit’s new Center for Data Driven Policy tries to forecast impacts

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CIO reporting, working capital funds remain outliers in agency IT modernization progress

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GSA launches public campaign to battle bots, fake comments from online rulemaking forums

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Tennessee cloud smart; exGAO’s Powner compares Fed vs State CIO model

NASCIO host Tennessee CIO Stephanie Dedmon explained her role at this year’s annual fall conference and highlighted her state’s 2020 priorities. Plus former…

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FITARA is turning 5 years old and some CIOs are just receiving benefits of the law

OMB, the CIO Council and GAO are revamping the FITARA scorecard to include metrics around citizen services, customer satisfaction and mission delivery.

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Recruiting, reskilling data-focused talent gains momentum at Federal Data Strategy forum

Stakeholders weighing in on rollout of the data strategy said building a workforce that can keep pace with the scope of the problem and the rate of change in technology stands out as one of the most daunting challenges.

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