Pentagon Deputy Tapped For Powerful New Management Role

The chief management officer position would focus on business reform but include IT and data management responsibilities.

National Forecasts Get Supercomputing Boost

Following the worst weather year ever, the federal government is investing heavily in supercomputing to improve forecasting.

Report: Post Offices Should Automate Pen-and-Paper Safety Checks

Automating compliance checklists could save time and result in better data, the Postal Service inspector general found.

Virginia Beach Is Using an IoT-Enabled Sensor Network to Predict Flooding in Real Time

Local officials are hoping high-resolution, hydrodynamic models using fluid physics will improve preparedness and response in a low-lying region vulnerable to flooding.

Why Intelligent Automation Is Critical for the Future of Government

Leaders should keep in mind that IA can mean jarring changes for their agencies.

NGA Launches Bold Recruitment Plan to Hire Silicon Valley's Best

The intel agency is hacking hiring rules to fill three new digital teams in its quest for data dominance.

GSA Plans to Democratize Its Data

The agency's central platform will let employees dabble in data sets and analytics tools.

What Do China’s Police Collect on Citizens in Order to Predict Crime? Everything

These databases can scoop up everything from addresses, to medical history, supermarket membership, and delivery records.

CIA, NSA Offer Startups More Than Money

The intelligence community can serve as a test-bed for startups pitching AI and other emerging technologies.

U.S. Government’s Hurricane-Hunting Satellite Scheduled to Launch Next Month

NOAA's sending a high-powered replacement into space to boost its weather forecasting capabilities.

How VA Turns Survey Data into Better Veteran Health Care

Real-time feedback could help the Veterans Affairs Department direct respondents to task forces for suicide or homelessness.

To Fix Algorithmic Bias, We First Need to Fix Ourselves

If we can’t get it right with humans, how are we meant to train machines to do a better job?

The Next Big War Will Turn on AI, Says US Secret-Weapons Czar

William Roper says the military must get better at feeding the voracious learning algorithms that will fight future battles.

What the Military Is Learning From a Chameleon Sandbox

Made up of kinetic sand, a toy that feels like the stuff on the beach but has the consistency of Silly Putty, the system's miniature bridges, lakes and other structures morph -- or disappear -- when a finger crushes critical infrastructure.

Commerce Wants To Help You Make Money From Federal Data

The department is looking for businesses to help government use data.

Why the Federal Government Tracks Visitors to Dot-Govs

Analytics.usa.gov keeps tabs on traffic to more than 4,000 government websites.