Acquisition

VA extends Oracle's EHR contract for 1 month

Lawmakers are pressing for more accountability in the multibillion dollar contract amid delays, system downtime and patient safety concerns.

Modernization

House passes TMF reauthorization bill

The Modernizing Government Technology Reform Act includes changes around repayment to the TMF.

Artificial Intelligence

Mastermind behind Biden AI robocalls faces potential $6M fine from FCC

Steve Kramer previously admitted to plotting the robocall scheme that told voters in the New Hampshire primary to “save” their votes for November.

Sponsor Content

US Forest Service and USAID spotlighted at Salesforce World Tour

At Salesforce World Tour D.C. government leaders spoke about the steps they’re taking to enhance customer and partner experiences.

Cybersecurity

Cyber Force study gets added to House panel’s 2025 defense policy bill

The study on whether to create a Cyber Force branch in the Pentagon now goes to the House floor as part of the 2025 NDAA.

Ideas

How government outreach can combat election disinformation

COMMENTARY | We need a solution in which messages are non-partisan, easily accessible and easy to understand.

Cybersecurity

Former White House cyber official Jeff Greene to join CISA

He is expected to replace outgoing assistant cybersecurity director Eric Goldstein, according to multiple media reports.

Emerging Tech

NIST’s emerging tech work will be ‘very difficult’ without sustained funding, director says

Testifying before a House committee, NIST Director Laurie Locascio highlighted her agency’s ongoing work while making clear the need for more funding.

Digital Government

Inside the Department of Labor’s collaboration with New Jersey to overhaul unemployment programs

A new application for unemployment claims in the Garden State marks the result of a years-long federal effort to help states modernize their jobless aid efforts.

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Transforming Experience Every Day

Citizens want more from their constituent experiences (CX), and state and local officials also want to deliver better CX.

Exclusive Cybersecurity

CISA would get millions for cyber workforce outreach to underserved communities under new bill

The measure comes amid concerns from cybersecurity officials and professionals over how workforce diversity gaps may threaten U.S. cyber defenses.

Artificial Intelligence

NIST unveils strategic vision for AI safety work

The AI Safety Institute will work to establish artificial intelligence testing metrics and standards as detailed by a new guiding document.

Cybersecurity

CYBERCOM, DARPA pen agreement to speed up advanced cyberwarfare research

The accord follows a 2022 announcement of the joint-agency Constellation cyber prototyping program.

Digital Government

Automation helped VA approve 1 million PACT Act claims, officials say

The agency is relying on automated decision support and other optimization efforts to help process claims for veterans exposed to burn pits and other chemicals.

Ideas

Collaboration is essential for safe and secure AI deployments

COMMENTARY | Congress, federal agencies and industry need to work together to develop artificial intelligence governance models that address cybersecurity, safety and bias issues.

People

IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel details his hefty tech to-do list

Enabling taxpayers to fully interact with the IRS digitally is a “generational imperative,” the agency head said.

Policy

Lawmakers update proposal to cut down on billions in improper payments

Agencies would be required to include details on their anti-fraud controls and fraud risk management work in annual financial reports.

Cybersecurity

More than 70% of surveyed water systems failed to meet EPA cyber standards

The agency says it will take certain enforcement actions in cases where there is imminent danger from a cyberthreat against water infrastructure.

Ideas

A bittersweet birthday party for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Steve Kelman worries that the Biden administration is steering federal buyers away from best-value goals.