Artificial Intelligence

Senate bill aims to bring more private sector participation to federal AI innovation

The latest piece of AI-focused legislation seeks to make private sector collaboration a top priority for several agencies.


Bipartisan bill seeks to expand workers’ access to digital skills training programs

House and Senate lawmakers are seeking to modify current law to create a “digital skills at work grant program” for those accessing government-funded career services.

Digital Government

Foreign adversaries using AI to push disinformation, crumble election process, US warns

The documented reports and research of foreign propaganda campaigns align with new private sector analysis about recent efforts to flatline U.S. election confidence.

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Google Public Sector ‘hitting our stride’ in government market, CEO says

Nextgov/FCW caught up with Google Public Sector Chief Executive Officer Karen Dahut at Google Cloud NEXT.

Artificial Intelligence

House committee introduces 5 guardrails for internal AI use

The Committee on House Administration released its April AI Flash Report reviewing past and present agenda items to implement AI systems in legislative operations.

Artificial Intelligence

TSA looks to AI to enhance x-ray screenings of travelers’ luggage

The Transportation Security Administration is already using facial recognition to verify the identity of travelers but wants to improve its scanners to detect more prohibited items.


Russian hackers breached, sabotaged Texas water treatment plant, cyber firm says

If confirmed by U.S. officials, it would add Moscow to the list of American adversaries that have infiltrated water infrastructure in the past year.

Exclusive Digital Government

30,000 died in fiscal 2023 waiting for disability decisions from Social Security

SSA Commissioner Martin O’Malley sat down with Nextgov/FCW recently to talk through the agency’s biggest challenges, including how it delivers disability assistance.

Digital Government

Feds move to make gov websites more accessible to people with disabilities

It’s the first time the federal government has ever issued rules clarifying how the more than 30-year-old Americans with Disabilities Act applies online. But the new rules come with a hefty price tag for state and local governments.

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Artificial Intelligence

NIST adds 5 new members to its AI Safety Institute

The new members will focus on AI objectives related to national security, standards development and more.


VA cautiously optimistic that ‘very positive’ March EHR rollout shows reset is working

VA Secretary Denis McDonough said the department plans to restart deployments of its new health records system in FY25. 

Artificial Intelligence

Five Eyes agencies issue guidance on securing AI

The new best practices aim to help organizations deploying AI to secure their digital environments, with a particular focus on protecting AI model weights and extensive system vigilance.


Hackers tried to breach, disable widely used open-source Java tools, groups warn

The alert comes just after a possible nation state entity attempted to hijack an open-source Linux tool last month.

Emerging Tech

Los Alamos National Lab unveils new supercomputer primed for AI

NVIDIA, Hewlett Packard, and the Department of Energy jointly bought a new supercomputer to the New Mexico lab outfitted for processing large volumes of data.

Digital Government

100,000 have used IRS Direct File to submit their tax returns

The agency has not yet determined whether the pilot program for the tool will be extended into a permanent offering.

Digital Government

Lawmakers to include VET-TEC renewal under broader veteran bill, per committee spokesperson

VA’s five-year tech training pilot expired April 1 after Congress failed to pass legislation to renew the program.


New bill would create a governing body for water system cyber standards

The legislation comes after the Biden administration rescinded a memorandum that would have tied water sector cyber reviews to existing sanitation surveys.


HHS removed Login from its grantee payment system after funding theft

Hackers used data from a federal contracting hub to steal funding from seven grantee organizations in an HHS breach that occurred last year. Both HHS and GSA say that was not compromised or connected to the theft.


House advances spy power reauthorization bill without warrant measure

The bill — which represents a win for Biden administration policy objectives — will now be taken up in the Senate, with a week to go before the authority sunsets.