Emerging Tech

Lawmakers Debate Government Sanctioned Digital Currency

Fed Board of Governors Vice Chair Lael Brainard said stablecoins could work with CBDCs, but focus will shift to research and cybersecurity protections.

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Deloitte's Multi-Cloud Capabilities for Government

Deloitte has expanded its capabilities to help government agencies gain tailored benefits from cloud transformation and multi-cloud management.

Ideas

The Federal Government Must Overcome 2 Challenges to Advance Cloud-Smart Strategies

The U.S. federal government is ahead of other industries in the adoption of multicloud, which is imperative to mission success.

Cybersecurity

Secretary of State Makes Case for Tech-Centered Strategy to Counter China

The secretary delivered a speech outlining the administration’s policy toward Beijing as Congress tries to reconcile legislation that would provide at least $50 billion to increase domestic production of semiconductors.

CXO Briefing

Agencies Aren't Hitting Disconnection Targets Under EIS

Some agencies may have to exercise "continuity of service" contract clauses to keep phones, internet and other network services online beyond the May 2023 deadline.

Emerging Tech

HHS Establishes Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health

The Health and Human Services secretary also appointed an acting deputy director to manage the office.

Emerging Tech

FTC Fines Twitter For ‘Deceptive’ User Data Sharing

The Federal Trade Commission has cracked down on the social media company before, and now demands $150 million in penalty fees for sharing user information.

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Data Science in the Public Sector

Incorporating data science, particularly artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), into workflows can be a strong investment for the public sector.

Ideas

Unintentional or Evolutionary: How Digital Platforms Impact Future Jobs

Two technology catalysts have changed the workforce needs of both government and the private sector.

CXO Briefing

$756M Still Left in TMF, But Not For Long

The administration plans to exhaust the $1 billion addition to the Technology Modernization Fund made under last year’s American Rescue Plan Act by the end of the current fiscal year.

Cybersecurity

Senate Homeland Clears Bill to Avoid Conflicts of Interest in Federal Contracting

A hearing the committee held leading up to the bill’s markup focused on a shortage of procurement officials in the federal workforce, which an industry witness said could be addressed if it weren’t for inflexible ethics rules.

Emerging Tech

Federal Advisory Group Report Focuses On Diversifying AI Research and Development

The National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task Force issued a report outlining a framework for national AI research and development, hinting on equitable datasets and computing access.

Emerging Tech

Energy Issues $40 Million to Provide STEM Training for Historically Underrepresented Groups

The funding comes from the Energy Department’s “Reaching a New Energy Sciences Workforce” initiative.

CXO Briefing

There are Vaccine Possibilities for Monkeypox, CDC Says

Though there is “strong scientific concern” that monkeypox is spreading differently than in the past, the current case count is low and there’s not a huge risk to the general community, a CDC official says.

Ideas

Change Management Critical Element in VA Supply Chain Modernization

The Department of Veterans Affairs' plan to redesign its supply chain show promise.

CXO Briefing

Democratic Lawmakers Implore Google To Halt Geo Data Collection

A slew of Democratic lawmakers asked Google to stop harvesting geodata from Android devices amid fear of abortion-related prosecutions.

Emerging Tech

House Subcommittee Hearing Examines Human Side of Telecom Bills

Experts testified on the need to pass several bipartisan telecommunication bills as the Biden administration aims to expand broadband access.

Emerging Tech

DOD to Debut Virtual Desktops for Certain Highly Classified Programs

The effort, which sunsets "Chinstrap" desktop hardware, has been a key priority in the Pentagon's CIO shop.