IT Modernization

Federal Agencies Still Face Several Cloud Challenges, Watchdog Says

Years after prior watchdog reports, agencies still have not fully implemented Government Accountability Office recommendations.

Emerging Tech

US Must Proactively Participate in International AI Standards-Setting, Officials Warn

Maintaining the country’s leadership in artificial intelligence hinges on contributions to international technology standards, as experts advocate diversity in feedback.

Ideas

10 Must-Have Components for Every Successful Public Sector Technology Project

Changing political climates and leadership—as well as budget constraints—can add an extra layer of difficulty.

Sponsor Content

Building Better Community Involvement with AI-Powered Virtual Agents

AI-powered virtual agents helped the City of San Jose better serve constituents and improve community engagement.

CXO Briefing

After Big Pentagon Contract Wins, L3Harris CEO Eyes More Growth

Three years after merger of L3 Technologies and Harris, the company is striving to “compete on a level playing field,” CEO Kubasik says.

CXO Briefing

The White House Wants to Make Food Assistance Programs Easier to Use -- and Tech Plays a Big Part

Modernization and customer experience goals are folded into a new White House National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition and Health that was released Tuesday.

Emerging Tech

Lockheed Martin, Verizon Demonstrate Capabilities of 5G-Enabled Drones for DOD

Recent tests showcase how multiple drones can conduct real-time transfers of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data to geolocate military targets.

Cybersecurity

Treasury Seeks Comment on How to Structure a Cyber Insurance Program

The Department’s Federal Insurance Office—together with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency—is soliciting feedback in preparation for a report to Congress.

Data

'All Options Are on the Table,' HHS Privacy Official Doubles Down on Data Protection

The HHS’s Office of Civil Rights is focusing on guidance and stakeholder coordination to enforce reproductive health data post Roe v. Wade.

Sponsor Content

The Data Security Forecast for Federal Agencies

With the right approach and solutions, agency leaders can successfully secure crucial data.

CXO Briefing

How Will the Military Use 5G? A New Drone Experiment Offers Clues

High-speed, low-latency networks promises to help bring AI to bear on floods of battlefield sensor data.

Policy

FCC’s Proposed Change to Orbital Debris Rule Draws Lawmaker Worry

The leaders noted that coordination in this area is important, and the agency’s change could cause confusion.

Cybersecurity

Coast Guard Must Address Cyber Workforce Needs, Watchdog Says

The agency is only fully implementing seven out of 12 best practices, according to the Government Accountability Office.

CXO Briefing

Senate Reaches a Deal to Avoid a Shutdown, Punts Threat for 10 Weeks

Lawmakers agree to drop controversial provisions, set up new deadline for lame duck Congress.

Cybersecurity

Senate Legislation to Secure Open Source Software Relies on Transparency Initiative

Success would depend to a significant degree on whether agencies require vendors of information and communications technology to provide a software bill of materials with their products and services.

Cybersecurity

Over Half of Operating Systems at VA Medical Center in Texas are Outdated, Watchdog Finds

An audit conducted by the VA’s Office of Inspector General found unaddressed security vulnerabilities and deficient devices at the Harlingen VA Health Care Center.

Emerging Tech

NASA’s DART Mission Hits Asteroid

For the mission, NASA attempted to move an asteroid in space as part of the agency’s planetary defense strategy.

CXO Briefing

HHS Needs to Ensure Telehealth Patients and Providers Understand Privacy Risks

An oversight report underscored the need for improved patient privacy and security disclosures following the pandemic-related telehealth boom.

CXO Briefing

The Path to Averting a Shutdown Is Still Unclear, With Just Days Until the Deadline

The Senate is set to vote on a continuing resolution Tuesday that would fund agencies for 10 more weeks, but includes provisions many lawmakers oppose.