Digital Government

DHS biometrics management dinged by watchdogs

“Hundreds of millions of individuals' personally identifiable information” is impacted by the privacy weaknesses, according to the Government Accountability Office.


US, Japan warn of China-backed hackers lurking in networking gear

The joint advisory cautioned that a China-backed threat group called BlackTech is exploiting weaknesses in routers to hack government and industrial targets.

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How Policymakers Can Tackle the Complexities of AI Models

Diversity, precision regulation and governance are key to building responsible and trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI) models.


Remote workers are more aware of cybersecurity risks than in-office employees: new study

COMMENTARY | Remote workers lack the same institutional cyber protection as their in-office colleagues.


Connect everything? Leaders need to get specific first

Hazy visions of data flowing seamlessly around the battlefield won’t get the job done, says the Air Force general for C2 systems.


It's too soon to regulate AI

COMMENTARY | While restrictions and export controls related to specific compute and hardware platforms are possible, it is virtually impossible to monitor and enforce how these widely available computing platforms are actually used.


Connolly releases new FITARA scores without usual committee hearing

“We could not allow a lapse in the scorecard,” Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., said of the Tuesday roundtable discussion held without Republicans.

Emerging Tech

Officials emphasize early preparedness in post-quantum cryptography migration

Some of the recommended approaches are “immediately actionable,” according to a member of the committee.


White House panel recommends public-private task force to protect domestic infrastructure

Some of the recommended approaches are “immediately actionable,” according to a member of the committe

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Advancing the mission with better collaborative government experiences

Today's federal IT leaders are looking away from legacy solutions and to new technology to drive productivity and deliver modern services.

Digital Government

New bill would beef up accessibility reporting requirements for agencies

Agency and department heads would be required to appoint “Section 508 compliance officers” to ensure they meet accessibility mandates.

Digital Government

The technologist at the table

Ann Lewis is bringing tech talent to bear on a range of big, pressing service delivery challenges from her perch as director of the Technology Transformation Services.


Deal for Splunk brings new capabilities and competitors to Cisco

COMMENTARY | There is little to no overlap between the two but Cisco picks up more software based solutions that should strengthen its core.


What does it take to end a government shutdown?

The end of past budget impasses have often played out as calculations of policy goals versus the political pain needed to achieve them, but when the goal is unclear how do you know who wins? 


CISA task force aims to improve supply chain security with new hardware standards

The Hardware Bill of Materials Framework looks to standardize how vendors and customers communicate about the capabilities and use of hardware systems.

Digital Government

Data silos threaten innovation in key sectors, new report warns

Overly restrictive privacy laws are hindering information sharing initiatives across key sectors, the Center for Data Innovation warns.

Artificial Intelligence

Can AI boost health care delivery?

Rep. Ted Lieu thinks so, with the right oversight by humans — and government.


Federal CIO touts '10-year-plan' to build a truly digital federal government

The long-awaited guidance to support the implementation of the IDEA Act tasks agencies with ramping up their digital offerings while mandating consistent brand and design standards across the federal government.


DHS looks to harmonize cyber reporting for critical industry

In a new congressionally mandated report, DHS acknowledges the problems faced by critical industry sectors of overlap and duplication in cyber incident reporting.


The government management paradox

COMMENTARY | Change is hard, but agencies can significantly improve their operational performance to deliver on highly complex programs.