Ideas

The Not-Com Bubble Is Popping

The unicorn massacre unfolding today is exactly the opposite of what happened in 2000.

Policy

Privacy Bill Could Put Dishonest Tech Execs Behind Bars

The Mind Your Own Business Act would expand FTC authorities and introduce comprehensive new protections for consumers’ personal data.

Cybersecurity

Pentagon Receives 2,000 Comments on Vendor Cyber Certification Program

The next iteration of the framework will be released in early November, according to Undersecretary for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord.

Sponsor Content

Agencies Embrace Security at Scale in the Cloud

A new survey sheds light on the sentiment around today's cybersecurity readiness in federal government.

Emerging Tech

House Committee Votes to Increase Funding for Energy’s DARPA by $2.9B

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee moved a bill to reauthorize ARPA-E with additional funding, as well as new restrictions and oversight.

Ideas

Get Proactive to Better Arm Yourself Against Cyberattacks

Agencies must move to an integrated data-driven approach aimed at predicting and preventing cyber threats.

Emerging Tech

More Wrong Answers Get Quantum Computers to Find the Right One

In quantum computers, generating more errors in a given operation may help reveal the right answer, according to new research.

Cybersecurity

VA Exposes Sensitive Veteran Data to Thousands of Unauthorized Employees

The files included medical records, internal communications and other sensitive information dating back to 2016, the inspector general found.

CIO Briefing

Federal Employees Lose a Powerful Advocate With Death of Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings

The Oversight and Reform chairman was a “fierce advocate for the public interest,” one observer says.

Emerging Tech

Lawmaker: TSA Should Halt Facial Recognition Programs Absent Formal Policies

The agency said it is working on those policies while the technology is tested through pilot programs.

Sponsor Content

Purpose-Driven Government: Leveraging Data to Improve Citizen Services

The public sector is experiencing colossal changes that challenge models of the traditional workforce. What obstacles are public sector organizations facing as they strive to implement a more purpose-driven model of government?

Cybersecurity

Industry Wants More Legal Cover for Sharing Supply Chain Threats

Sharing potential threats are critical for ensuring companies avoid shady vendors, but under current laws, firms that do so could wind up in court.

CIO Briefing

EPA Rule Will Make Its Custom Code Open Source By Default

As part of the new policy, EPA will create an enterprise code inventory to classify the extent to which all custom-built software will be shared with other agencies and the general public.

Ideas

What America Didn’t Anticipate About China

For too long, policy makers ignored the possibility that China could transform the U.S., rather than the other way around.

IT Modernization

Inside TurboTax’s 20-Year Fight to Stop Americans From Filing Their Taxes for Free

The success of TurboTax relies on whether the U.S. government makes tax filing simple and free for most citizens.

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Emerging Tech

Use of Artificial Intelligence Poised to Grow in State Government, Survey Finds

Experimentation is key to the Utah chief information officer’s expanded use of artificial intelligence.

Ideas

Why a Computer Will Never Be Truly Conscious

So far, attempts to build supercomputer brains have not even come close.

Policy

Tech Giants Fight Digital Right-to-Repair Bills

Twenty states considered bills to allow independent repair shops and tinkerers to fix broken smartphones, laptops and other equipment.

Emerging Tech

Building the Public’s Trust in AI Is Key to Coming Guidance, White House Official Says

The administration’s assistant director for artificial intelligence shared details about an in-the-works memo to modernize agencies’ regulatory approaches to the emerging tech.