IT Modernization

Most Agencies Are C-Students on 10th FITARA Scorecard

The latest FITARA scorecard marked a milestone since the first report in 2015—no agency received a D or an F grade. But fewer agencies improved grades this time around. 

Data

Lawmakers Push FTC to Investigate Online Advertisers Tracking and Selling of Consumers’ Data

They warn consumers’ bidstream data can be used to “compile exhaustive dossiers about them.”

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Helping the Federal Government Meet Cloud Smart Objectives

The recent global health pandemic and resulting stay-at-home orders across the nation have further emphasized why moving critical applications and data to the cloud is so important for federal agencies, programs, and staff.

Data

Lack of Public Data Hampers COVID-19 Fight

Thin public health budgets and dated technology stymie reporting efforts.

Ideas

How 5G Could Change Government’s Pandemic Response

The main benefit of 5G, especially for public sector applications, is the enablement of machine-to-machine communications.

Ideas

Why America Is Afraid of TikTok

The company’s founder says in an interview that he wants it to be “a window” on the world. A Republican senator says it is a “Trojan horse.”

Ideas

The Tech Companies Already Won

Antitrust could break up the big players. It wouldn’t change everyday life.

Emerging Tech

Figuring Out School Bus Routes Is More Complicated Than Ever. Districts Are Turning to Technology for Help.

In places where kids go to in-person school, buses will look different this year as systems deal with the challenges of transporting kids during a pandemic.

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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?” This report explores the relationship between IT practices and cyber security performance across 100+ enterprise level production environments.

Cybersecurity

EU’s First Cyber Sanctions Target Russian, North Koreans, Chinese Attackers

The EU singled out perpetrators that attacked British hospitals, Ukrainian infrastructure, and the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Emerging Tech

State Department Brings Financing Partners to Help Fund Huawei Alternatives

The State Department is working with financial institutions to help close deals for Western technology providers around the globe, an official says.

IT Modernization

Senate Passes Veterans Affairs IT Reform Act

The bill would require annual reports on projects that cost more than $25 million and affirm CIO authority in planning.

IT Modernization

CISA Releases Final TIC 3 Guidance

The agency plans to finalize the first two use cases for the Trusted Internet Connection program later this summer.

Policy

Democratic Senators Introduce Bill to Include Feds in Coronavirus Response Decisions

A task force of administration and union officials would make recommendations for how agencies should protect workers during the pandemic.

IT Modernization

USDA Unveils Fresh Round of Farmers.gov Updates

New features on the Farmers.gov portal include a dashboard to help farmers track H-2A related application decisions in real time. 

Ideas

A Post-Pandemic Guide to Building Resilient Business Comms

Agencies should ensure their communication systems are ready for another mass shift to telework in case the need comes up again.

Ideas

Energy Is a Basic Need, and Many Americans Are Struggling to Afford It in the COVID-19 Recession

And the problem could get worse as the economy continues to struggle.