Emerging Tech

Better Data Management is Key to Denver’s Smart City Aspirations

The situational awareness dashboard at the city’s Traffic Operations Center is the first step in a grander plan.

Emerging Tech

Google’s New Tool to Fight Climate Change

The company will begin estimating local carbon pollution from cities around the world.

Emerging Tech

U.S. Must Keep Artificial Intelligence Edge to Keep Security Threats in Check, Lawmakers Say

Without heavy investment in AI research, the government risks national security and economic implications, according to a congressional report.

Sponsor Content

What Feds Can Do to Guard Against DDoS Attacks and the Botnet Threat

Distributed denial of service attacks are becoming more powerful, but the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security have urged agencies to lead by example in combating them.

Data

Commerce Department Seeks Comments on Outcome-Based Privacy Protections

The government wants to focus on what consumers should broadly expect from companies, not the methods for getting there.

Emerging Tech

The Pentagon’s New Ambassador to Silicon Valley Is Hawkish on China

The former Symantec CEO also thinks immigration is key to a tech race the U.S. is currently losing.

Cybersecurity

Cyber Spies Don’t Have to Worry About Robots Taking Their Jobs, Intel Chief Says

The intelligence community will still need human analysts even as when machine learning does more, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told students.

Emerging Tech

White House Unveils Plan to Dominate Quantum Technology

Agency leaders also announced hundreds of millions of dollars in research investments.

IT Modernization

Pentagon Extends JEDI Deadline Again—With a Catch

The department is requiring bidders to deliver their proposals in person.

IT Modernization

Watchdog: IRS Declined to Patch Known Weakness Ahead of Tax Day Crash

An inspector general report says the agency opted not to go with an untested patch based on a contractor’s recommendation.

Ideas

When and Why an Agency CISO Should Consider Parting Ways With a Cyber Contractor

Contractor turnover rate increasing—is it time for your agency to part ways too?

Emerging Tech

Introducing Resident-Centered Autonomous Vehicle Pilots

The Knight Foundation aims to take projects out of the hands of car companies in five cities.

IT Modernization

White House Outlines Move from ‘Cloud First’ to ‘Cloud Smart’

The administration wants comments on its plan for governmentwide cloud computing adoption.

CIO Briefing

Lawmakers Weigh in on the White House Cyber Policy

Plus hackers attempt to crack into Senate staff’s personal email.