Emerging Tech

Democrats, Republicans Both Want to Regulate Facial Recognition

If left unchecked, lawmakers worry the tech will infringe on Americans’ privacy and civil liberties, and perpetuate racial and gender discrimination in the criminal justice system.

CIO Briefing

Frigid Offices Might Be Killing Women’s Productivity

As their goosebumps have long suggested, women perform better on tests of cognitive function at toastier room temperatures.

Sponsor Content

How to Make the 21st Century IDEA Work for You

The 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA) is the latest in a series of laws aimed at improving citizens’ public service experiences. The legislation sets clear milestones for departments to modernize their internal and external systems.

CIO Briefing

Defense Digital Service Awards ‘Civilian Hiring as a Service’ Contract

The Pentagon’s nerd squad is rethinking how it hires talent in fields like cybersecurity, computer science and user experience design.

Cybersecurity

NASA Official Credits DHS’ Cyber Tools with Transforming Its Cyber Stance

The space agency has a much better grip on its vast data since it has deployed Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation tech.

CIO Briefing

OPM Encourages Agencies to Expand Telework Amid Summer Metro Station Closures

Six Metro stations in Virginia will shut down entirely for platform repairs, beginning next week and lasting through early September.

Emerging Tech

Report: Agency Leaders Must Embrace Risk to Adopt Artificial Intelligence

Not every AI pilot is going to pan out, and government leaders need to make sure their organizations know that’s OK.

Emerging Tech

42 Countries Agree to International Principles for Artificial Intelligence

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development released its global standards, which aim to ensure AI is designed to be robust, safe, fair and trustworthy.

Cybersecurity

Inside the Government's Open Source Software Conundrum

How do agencies make sure the crowdsourced code that underlies nearly every piece of tech on the market is safe to use?

Cybersecurity

Government Needs to Diversify Its Cyber Workforce

And experts told Congress that agencies will need to intentionally expand how and where it looks for talent.

Emerging Tech

ICE Seeks Tech To Track Electronic Devices—Even Through Time

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is soliciting for a cloud-based system that can geolocate devices using multiple sources, including apps.

Emerging Tech

Lawmakers Propose $2.2 Billion to Advance AI Over the Next Five Years

The Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act would devote significant resources to education and research, and help coordinate AI adoption across government.

IT Modernization

Federal Acquisition Service Corrects IT Reseller Price Issues

The agency inspector general said the service took “appropriate corrective actions” to address price variances on Schedules.

IT Modernization

Pentagon Drops $75M To Beef Up Background Investigation's IT Environment

The Defense Security Service penned an OTA contract with Perspecta and several non-traditional vendors to build advanced capabilities and a secure DevOps environment.

CIO Briefing

Labor and Management Share Dim View of OPM-GSA Merger Proposal

Officials fear a provision that would send rulemaking authority to a non-Senate confirmed White House official an attempt to politicize the civil service.

Podcasts

Critical Update: Innovation Happens Naturally—With a Lot of Work

U.S. Digital Service Administrator Matt Cutts joins the podcast to talk about the current state—and future of—one of the most wide-reaching innovation programs in government.

Policy

House Panel Rejects Space Force

The Pentagon’s arguments are unconvincing, a House Appropriations Committee subcommittee says.

IT Modernization

Shoddy Contracting Practices Lead to Overbilling at EPA

A limited review by the inspector general found the agency had paid of unallowable costs.