Data

One-Third of U.S. Residents Suspicious of Census, Survey Finds

As the political stakes become clearer, more states are trying to motivate residents to participate in the census this spring.

Cybersecurity

MITRE Piloting Evaluations to Validate Cybersecurity Firms’ Protection Claims 

The group will assess which firms can best detect and defend from adversaries that target banking transfers and ATMs.

Ideas

What Can Barnstormers Teach Us about Face Recognition? 

New technologies and a lack of regulation cause real and imagined problems. 

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Google Cloud's Sullivan Opens Up on Open Source, FEDRAMP High, and Security

Cloud computing has come a long way in just a few short years. Not long ago, government leaders wrung their hands over the risk of putting agency data in the cloud. Now, many can’t move to the cloud fast enough.

IT Modernization

GAO Launches Upgraded, Mobile-Friendly Website

Agency officials hope it’ll increase users’ access to the watchdog’s work.

Cybersecurity

House Subcommittee Knocking at Amazon’s Door Over Ring Data

The chairman of a House Oversight panel wants a briefing with Amazon officials about the consumer security tool.

Cybersecurity

CISA Shares Details About Ransomware that Shut Down Pipeline Operator

One cybersecurity firm links the incident to a December attack on the Coast Guard.

Emerging Tech

NOAA to Use Microsoft AI to Advance Protection of Endangered Species

The technology will help researchers determine ice seals from rocks and free up scientists from data notation.

Sponsor Content

5 Considerations for Successfully Integrating Connected Infrastructure

While advantageous, tapping emerging technologies isn’t as simple as just turning them on and putting them to work.

Data

One Month Out, Watchdog Warns About Census IT and Cybersecurity Challenges

The Census Bureau this month switched the internet response system that respondents will use to complete the 2020 census questionnaire. The last-minute change worries the Government Accountability Office.

Emerging Tech

Border Patrol Needs Automated Sensors to Cover Watery Blindspots

Homeland Security is looking for a technical solution to give border agents situational awareness about illegal watercraft and the potential risks of interdiction.

CIO Briefing

DHS to Waive Contracting Regulations to Speed Up Border Wall Construction

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf is using a 2005 law to override certain requirements.

Emerging Tech

DARPA Wants Research on Regrowing Human Organs

The research agency is asking for insight and novel approaches to spark organ regeneration in mammals.

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Emerging Tech

Pentagon to Adopt Detailed Principles for Using AI

Sources say the list will closely follow an October report from a defense advisory board.

CIO Briefing

Indian Health Service CIO Gets Ready to Update One of Government’s Oldest Systems

As chief information officer of the Indian Health Service, Mitchell Thornbrugh will play a critical role as the agency updates from a system that first debuted in 1969.

Ideas

A Military Perspective on Climate Change Could Bridge the Gap Between Believers and Doubters

Rather than debating the causes of climate change or assigning blame, military leaders focus on practical steps to slow its advance and minimize damage.

IT Modernization

TIC 3 Commenters Put Faith in Zero Trust over CISA’s Trust Zones

The draft policy creates a new framework for secure network boundaries at a time when the tech sector is moving away from boundaries altogether. 

Emerging Tech

VA Reveals Industry Partners for First 5G-Enabled Hospital

Through early adoption, the Veterans Affairs Department aims to help the entire health care industry visualize, access and co-develop 5G’s full potential.

Ideas

Coronavirus Is a Data Time Bomb

It will be a long time before we understand what the outbreak did to the global economy.