Bipartisan group looks to push IRS towards simpler math error notices

The IRS MATH Act would require the tax agency to send more specific, straightforward notices when it corrects simple math errors on tax returns.


Change Healthcare attack did not result in harm to veteran care, VA says

The Department of Veterans Affairs said the ransomware attack impacted just over 40,000 veterans’ prescription orders but that it moved to quickly fill the requests.


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Digital Government

HHS issues final rule to expand HIPAA coverage for reproductive data

The rule comes in response to health data security concerns arising out of the 2022 overturn of abortion protections established by Roe v. Wade.


CISA to issue list of software products critical to agency security by end of September

The software offerings are crucial for federal cybersecurity because of certain privileges and controls they enable, as defined by NIST.


Oracle achieves authorization to host secret classified data

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is now available to U.S. government customers at all classification levels.


New rule cements sustainability mandate for federal buyers

A new update to the Federal Acquisition Regulation is meant to help the government meet goals for net-zero procurement by 2050.


Biden signs extension of controversial spying program into 2026

The Section 702 authorities were reauthorized without the addition of a warrant requirement to review the communications of Americans caught up in foreign surveillance.

Artificial Intelligence

IRS commissioner indicates AI will play growing role in future tax collection

IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel opined about the agency’s current and future use of AI just days after Tax Day.

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DHA looks to contract a ‘digital front door’ to modernize its health system

A DHA spokesperson said the agency is looking to build “a new healthcare model that places the administrative aspects of healthcare in the background.”

Digital Government

Federal CIO defends Login security after health agency dropped it from grantee system

Clare Martorana doubled down on Login’s capabilities, saying the government “needs to continue to rely” on the tool.

Emerging Tech

Decoding distinctions in biometrics

Though some developers describe facial recognition and analysis as “completely different technologies,” privacy advocates argue they remain the same in the kinds of dangers they pose.

Artificial Intelligence

Senate bill aims to bring more private sector participation to federal AI innovation

The latest piece of AI-focused legislation seeks to make private sector collaboration a top priority for several agencies.


Bipartisan bill seeks to expand workers’ access to digital skills training programs

House and Senate lawmakers are seeking to modify current law to create a “digital skills at work grant program” for those accessing government-funded career services.

Digital Government

Foreign adversaries using AI to push disinformation, crumble election process, US warns

The documented reports and research of foreign propaganda campaigns align with new private sector analysis about recent efforts to flatline U.S. election confidence.


House passes bill barring spy agencies, law enforcement from buying Americans’ personal data

The measure doesn’t have support from the Biden administration, which argues it threatens national security and worsens Americans’ privacy protections.


Google Public Sector ‘hitting our stride’ in government market, CEO says

Nextgov/FCW caught up with Google Public Sector Chief Executive Officer Karen Dahut at Google Cloud NEXT.

Artificial Intelligence

House committee introduces 5 guardrails for internal AI use

The Committee on House Administration released its April AI Flash Report reviewing past and present agenda items to implement AI systems in legislative operations.