Cybersecurity

Cyber Commission: Expand Connected Device Security Bill Beyond Federal Procurement Realm  

The new recommendation comes in an annex the Cyberspace Solarium Commission released in light of the pandemic. 

CIO Briefing

Trump’s Attacks on Vote-by-Mail Worry Some Election Officials

For months, President Donald Trump has been one of the loudest opponents to vote by mail.

IT Modernization

HUD Employees Saw Few Disruptions In Shift to Mass Telework, Says IG

The COVID-19 pandemic upended some paper-based processes and led to some network bandwidth issues, but the department has weathered the transition well, the watchdog reports.

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Deep Dive Into Cyber Reality

When it comes to cyber security, federal agencies constantly wonder “Will our effort and strategy protect us from an attack?”

Ideas

Technology for the Next Phase of Pandemic

Moving to later stages of reopening will require advancements in two areas, standardization of care and robust contact tracing.

CIO Briefing

Lawmakers Seek Answers From FBI, DHS on Protest Involvement

The House Committee on Homeland Security also wants to know how many personnel the agencies dispatched to address the protests.

CIO Briefing

Pandemic, Civil Unrest Complicate Voting in the Nation’s Capital

Washington, D.C. is among the jurisdictions that encouraged residents to vote by mail to stay safe amid the coronavirus pandemic, but voters who came out to the polls Tuesday still encountered long lines.

CIO Briefing

See What the Federal Response to D.C. Protests Looks Like

The officers reportedly volunteered for the assignment and received training to deescalate tensions.

Data

State Department Harnesses Data to Help Bring Americans Home Safely During the Pandemic

The agency turned to data-focused teams and products to help decision-makers prioritize options.

Cybersecurity

CISA Official Sidesteps Controversy over Trump’s Voting Fraud Claims

The official said the agency is focused on protecting the voting infrastructure, not the president’s claims about mail-in voting fraud. 

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To Improve Your AI Adoption Strategy, Look At the Data

Agency leaders are ready for AI, but first, they’ll need to review their data management practices.

Emerging Tech

ICE Outlines How Investigators Rely on Third-Party Facial Recognition Services

In a newly released impact assessment, the immigration enforcement agency details its use of facial biometrics and the privacy implications involved.

Data

Bill Would Force Government to Study Telehealth Use During Pandemic

The Health and Human Services Department would collect data nationwide to determine how telehealth fared during COVID-19.

Ideas

An Urgent Time for a Year Off Campus

College students have a chance to serve their country. Bring on the CoronaCorps.

Podcasts

Critical Update: National Labs Pivoted to Help Fight COVID-19. Here's How.

Federal insiders offer a glimpse of how the global health care crisis sparked a new wave of multi-sector collaboration.

CIO Briefing

Federal CIO Suzette Kent on Tools and Techniques for the New Way of Work

Federal agencies were modernizing their information technology systems and business processes at varying rates. Then came the pandemic.

Emerging Tech

CMS Produces ‘Employee Roll Call Bot’ to Account for Workforce Amid Telework

Teleworking can make it tough for agencies to keep a pulse on their personnel, but bots can help.

Policy

Justice Department Advises Agencies on Continuing to Meet FOIA Requests During the Pandemic

Watchdogs and journalists have been using FOIA to shed light on the federal government’s coronavirus actions.

Data

Army Seeks Vendors for Another JEDI Contract

The U.S. Army wants to improve interoperability and data sharing among itself, NATO and other coalition partners.