Ideas

Misinformation, Disinformation and Hoaxes: What’s the Difference?

Though many people are just paying attention to these problems now, they are not new – and they even date back to ancient Rome.

Data

Bill Would Force Intelligence, Law Enforcement to Obtain Warrants Before Buying Americans’ Data

As with other tech companies, agencies would have to obtain court orders to compel data brokers to turn over information.

IT Modernization

Special Report: The Evolution of the FITARA Scorecard

An in-depth look at an important oversight tool Congress uses to track agencies’ modernization efforts.

Sponsor Content

eBook: Implementing Artificial Intelligence

Nextgov explores the policy efforts and agency projects aimed at advancing artificial intelligence.

CIO Briefing

Design Changes Coming Soon to beta.SAM

While most of the changes will be cosmetic, the design update is the result of years of user feedback and adherence to relatively new digital services standards.

CIO Briefing

Federal Agencies Can Require COVID-19 Testing for Employees, CDC Says

Employees who refuse tests could face "consequences," while those forced to quarantine should be supported, guidelines say.

Ideas

Why the Military Is Leading the Charge on 5G

It’s not unlike the way that the military heavily invested in radar technology during World War II.

Emerging Tech

Army Explores Equipping Robots with Living Muscle Tissue

A scientist from the Army Research Lab gave a glimpse into its early work with biohybrid robotics.

IT Modernization

Defense Logistics Agency Making Rapid Progress in Cloud Migration

A DLA official said the agency moved apps to the cloud close to six weeks ahead of schedule.

Cybersecurity

DOD’s Cybersecurity Accreditation Partner Working to Address Conflict of Interest Issues

Multiple members of the Accreditation Body’s board of directors also serve as consultants in the cybersecurity space, which critics say gives them an unfair advantage to cash in on the program.

Sponsor Content

It's Time for Government to Embrace Social Media

From engaging with constituents to managing crises and everything in between, two Hootsuite executives offer insight into how secure social media platforms can offer new avenues for government communication.

Emerging Tech

Regulators Want to Know How AI Should (and Shouldn’t) Be Used In Nuclear Power Plants

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission put out a call for feedback on using artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve the safety and reliability of the grid.

IT Modernization

DOD’s Deputy CIO Wants to Change the Conversation on IT

Danielle Metz, leader for the information enterprise, discusses the misconceptions about the office of the CIO, the ongoing Fourth Estate Network Optimization project and the importance of software modernization.

Cybersecurity

Energy Department Announces 100-Day Sprint to Shore Up Power Grid Cybersecurity

The department will partner with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and utilities to improve visibility, detection and response to cyber threats.

Podcasts

Critical Update: The Programmers of Public Service

Meet two federal software developers: One at the start of their career and the other nearing the end.

Emerging Tech

Bipartisan Bills Aim to Expand Federal Quantum Research and Grow Future Workforce

The U.S. must keep an edge in this increasingly competitive realm, according to the lawmakers who introduced the legislation.

CIO Briefing

Pentagon Takes Another Step in DOD 365 Environment

The environment is part of the Defense Enterprise Office Solutions contract.

Data

Social Security Wants Feedback on ‘Learning Agenda’ to Improve Data for Decision-Making

The agency is getting started on the data and policy improvement plan mandated under the Evidence Act.

Cybersecurity

White House Stands Down Coordination Effort on SolarWinds, Microsoft Exchange Hacks

The leading cybersecurity official on the National Security Council shared lessons learned as agencies reach patching goals.