Emerging Tech

Government Seeks Biometric Tech That Doesn’t Need People To Scan Fingerprints

New technology suggests automated machines might be the ones scanning your fingerprints from surfaces in the near future.

CIO Briefing

Government Has No Idea Whether The Billions It Spends On STEM Education Is Working

An audit by the Government Accountability Office suggests the White House isn’t measuring how well STEM education programs work.

Emerging Tech

DHS Commercialized A Tool That Applies AI To Pharmaceutical Research

It comes as the seventh piece of tech the agency shepherded from lab to the marketplace this year.

Policy

How Much Does Artificial Intelligence Threaten National Security?

One lawmaker proposed a commission to examine the emerging tech through a national security lens.

Data

How Mapping And Data Could Make The Census Cheaper

The tool can help the bureau tailor outreach efforts and find potential employees.

Data

HHS Wants to Use AI to Buy in Bulk

The agency wants to use artificial intelligence to find hidden efficiencies in contract data.

IT Modernization

GSA Wants to Get an E-Commerce Portal Up and Running by 2020

The agency also asked Congress make some changes to the original legislation to help speed up the process.

Emerging Tech

Agencies Need to To Quit Being Difficult Customers If They Want Startup Tech

Even posting project solicitations in more popular places could help agencies find new partners solutions, tech experts said.

IT Modernization

GSA Awards First Wave of Contracts in White House’s IT Overhaul

The five awards will support each pillar of the IT Modernization Centers of Excellence program.

Policy

FEC Gets the Ball Rolling on Online Political Ads Rules

If passed, the rules would require websites to disclose who paid for online political ads urging viewers to vote for or against a specific candidate.

Emerging Tech

FAA Expands Instant-Approval Flight Plan Program for Drones

Once deployed, the system would authorize drone flights in minutes instead of months.

CIO Briefing

Congress Checks In On Modernizing Government Technology Act Progress

The Homeland Security reauthorization bill advances but loses an amendment on election security.

Emerging Tech

USAID Launches Program To Bring More Women Online

The WomenConnect Challenge is offering $1 million to projects that address why women in low- and middle-income countries are offline.

CIO Briefing

House Passes Bill Strengthening Powers of FCC CIO

The bill would reauthorize the Federal Communications Commision, encourage broadband development and make some changes to the commission’s oversight.

CIO Briefing

Lax Census Background Checks Could OK ‘Unfit’ Employees for 2020

Part of the problem is the type of contract the agency used to vet the temporary workers who handle the data, the inspector general found.