Emerging Tech

Six Months into VA's 5G-Enabled Hospital Project

The pandemic emerged early in its existence, but the infrastructure is already providing a foundation for health care innovation, an official said.

IT Modernization

Pentagon Requests More Time to Review JEDI Cloud Contract Bids

The Defense Department says it wants to further discuss Microsoft’s and Amazon Web Services’ pricing.

Sponsor Content

Ways to Jump Cultural Hurdles to Realize Effective Government DevSecOps

As with anything new, technology challenges are much simpler to overcome than cultural ones. Industry experts offer insight into how agency and IT leaders can move past cultural opposition.

Emerging Tech

DOD Releases Prime Airwaves for Commercial 5G Networks

Amid criticism, officials said 100 megahertz of federal midband spectrum will be transferred to commercial users at an unprecedented pace.

IT Modernization

Agencies Off-Pace to Switch to New Telecom Contract Before Cutoff Date, GAO Says

The latest FITARA scorecard showed what percentage of operations have moved off old infrastructure contracts—and the numbers aren’t good. 

CIO Briefing

Survey: More Than Half of Tech Employees ‘Dread’ Work Each Morning

Private-sector tech employees face growing anxiety and loneliness related to the coronovirus pandemic.

IT Modernization

VA Restarts Electronic Health Record Rollout

The initial deployment at a Spokane, Washington, medical center is now scheduled for October, while the new scheduling system will begin rolling out in August.

Emerging Tech

White House Council Seeks Input on Plan to Invest in Alternatives to GPS

The request for information flows from an executive order on the responsible use of positioning, navigation and timing services.

Ideas

AI Methods Make COVID-19 Forecasting More Local

The researchers say that officials and anyone in the public can use in their decision-making processes.

Sponsor Content

Vaulting Cybersecurity up to the Cloud

A candid conversation with federal IT experts on cloud cybersecurity.

Ideas

The Winter Will Be Worse

When socializing outside gets harder in much of the U.S., daily life will get more dismal, and the virus might spread even further.

Data

Cold War Satellite Captures Threat to Marmots

Using satellite data, the researchers could map the impact of agriculture on the bobak marmot, for one, as far back as the 1960s, and up to the present day.

CIO Briefing

We Need to Talk About Ventilation

How is it that six months into a respiratory pandemic, we are still doing so little to mitigate airborne transmission?

CIO Briefing

Bill Calls for ‘Mile-by-Mile’ Assessment of Tech Needs at the Southern Border

Rep. Xochitl Small Torres on Wednesday introduced the Southwest Border Security Technology Improvement Act in the House, a bipartisan bill that’s already moving through the Senate.

CIO Briefing

U.S., International Lawmakers Push Facebook to Stop Online Hate Targeting Women

The social media giant must more aggressively enforce rules that it already has in place, they said.

IT Modernization

VA Needs a Cyber Audit of its Governmentwide Financial Services Center

The accounting shared services program—used by a range of federal agencies and programs—needs to ensure its systems are secure.

CIO Briefing

Report Recommends Doubling Federal Funding for AI Research

A new report from Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., calls for increased funding and stronger federal leadership on artificial intelligence development.

Ideas

Is COVID-19 a Threat or Opportunity for Electronic Government Records Capture, Access and Preservation?

The tsunami of data and the hard pivot to remote work and home school has stretched government information management capabilities to their limits.

Emerging Tech

COVID-19 Will Spur New Robot 'Friends' and Helpers

Socially assistive robots interact with people and can perform household chores, accomplish health care tasks, and offer emotional support.

Ideas

The Workforce Is About to Change Dramatically

Three predictions for what the future might look like.