Policy

U.S., EU Create Council to Consider and Coordinate Tech Standards

It could be a vessel to puzzle out new regulations, according to the Commerce secretary.

CIO Briefing

Coast Guard Starts Process of Upgrading Its Biometrics At Sea System

The BASS system enables officers to collect biometrics from detainees at sea and match that information against the Homeland Security database.

CIO Briefing

Top Republican Calls for IG Investigations Into Feds’ Telework Productivity During Pandemic

An oversight subcommittee ranking member, Jody Hice, blasted the White House for seeking a permanent increase in federal remote work without first seeking more data about the impact on agency missions.

Sponsor Content

eBook: Automatic Government

In this eBook, Nextgov examines how agencies employ automation and other variants of artificial intelligence software to improve service delivery and mission outcomes.

Emerging Tech

Will the Government's UFO Report Show We’re not Alone?

An astronomy expert breaks down what he expects from the government's upcoming UFO report and whether humans are alone in the universe.

CIO Briefing

Lawmaker Says Pentagon Cloud Migration Shouldn’t Stumble Because of JEDI Delays

The top lawmaker on the House Armed Services cyber and tech subcommittee also said DOD has to move beyond a focus on migration toward cloud security and optimization.

Cybersecurity

FCC Advances Efforts to Remove Untrusted Chinese Equipment from US Market

The Commission has set a date to vote on its most recent order for companies to rip and replace Huawei, ZTE and other gear from their networks.

IT Modernization

GSA’s Latest Blanket Purchase Agreement Benefits Climate Agency

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has a new way to procure mission critical IT.

Sponsor Content

Serving Citizens Better with More Flexible Agreements

We talked to public servants from more than 15 U.S. states to find out which technology innovations are helping them increase efficiency and serve their public better.

CIO Briefing

White House Plans ‘Multi-Year Strategy’ To Boost Federal Workforce

Hiring and pay raises are priorities, and key lawmakers say the 2022 increase is on track.

CIO Briefing

Deputy Defense Secretary Says US Needs to Defend Its Artificial Intelligence Better

AI safety is often overlooked in the private sector, but Deputy Secretary Kathleen Hicks wants the Defense Department to lead a cultural change.

Cybersecurity

CISA Collaborating With White House on Forthcoming Zero-Trust Strategy

The agency has already released a draft model to guide agencies implementation of the concept under a recent executive order.

CIO Briefing

Senate Confirms OPM Director in Close Vote

With Vice President Kamala Harris breaking a tie, lawmakers installed the first permanent director for the federal government’s HR agency in more than a year.

CIO Briefing

Defense Digital Service Director Used Signal App In Violation of Pentagon Policy, IG Says

The DOD Office of Inspector General found evidence that outgoing DDS Director Brett Goldstein also encouraged subordinates to use the encrypted messaging app.

CIO Briefing

Advocacy Group Asks Biden Administration to Consider 7 Reforms for Governmentwide Contracts

A group of federal contractors want to see the governmentwide acquisition contract, or GWAC, program process improved for innovative and non-traditional vendors.

CIO Briefing

3 Essential Elements Governments Need to Expand Broadband

Dedicated offices, planning and technical assistance and competitive grant programs are key components for effective broadband efforts, says The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Emerging Tech

‘This May Not Be The Big One’: Army Scientists Warn of Worse Potential Pandemics

The service is closing in on a “pan-coronavirus” vaccine and on synthetic antibodies that could protect a population before spread. But that may not be enough.