IT Modernization

Mr. FedRAMP is Leaving Government

Matt Goodrich is headed to the private sector after a decade in civil service.

CIO Briefing

GSA Announces New Deputy Chief of Staff

LaFondra Lynch, chief of staff for GSA’s Public Buildings Service, took the position July 8.

Sponsor Content

Show Me the Data: Conversations with Federal Technology Leaders on Harnessing AI through Data-Centric Infrastructure

Being ‘data-driven’ has become one of the hottest topics in the government and private sector alike. It’s the difference between winning and losing, between first and last. With over 8.4 billion web-connected devices already in existence and experts estimating that smart devices will generate over two trillion terabytes of data by 2025, it’s no surprise that the concept of data as currency has become such a familiar trope.

Ideas

Federal Agencies Stand to Gain From a Vocational Approach to Cybersecurity Education

We need to steer students away from assuming they need a four-year degree and toward the option of cybersecurity taught as a vocation.

Emerging Tech

The AI That Could Help Curb Youth Suicide

For many reasons, parents and teachers may fail to intervene when they spot LGBTQ teens in trouble. Can Google help?

CIO Briefing

House Passes Defense Policy Bill with Provision to Block OPM-GSA Merger

The must-pass legislation also includes amendments granting paid family leave and protecting feds’ health insurance during shutdowns.

Emerging Tech

Surveillance Cameras Debunk the Bystander Effect

A new study uses camera footage to track the frequency of bystander intervention in heated incidents in Amsterdam; Cape Town; and Lancaster, England.

IT Modernization

The Slackification of the American Home

Stretched for time, some households are starting to operate more like businesses.

Emerging Tech

VA Appoints First-Ever Artificial Intelligence Director

The move represents a broader push to improve veteran care through AI-enabled solutions.

Data

OMB: How Can We Enhance Federal Data to Boost AI Research?

Artificial intelligence runs best on strong datasets and the White House wants the public to weigh in to improve both.

IT Modernization

Court Rules in Favor of Pentagon in JEDI Lawsuit

The ruling against Oracle clears the way for the government to award the contract in August to Microsoft or Amazon Web Services.

Policy

Trump Executive Order Directs ‘All Agencies’ to Share Citizenship Data with Commerce Department

The executive order followed President Trump’s Rose Garden remarks Thursday but doesn’t provide many specifics regarding how to move the records.

Emerging Tech

Interior Approves Chinese Drone Purchases Despite Spying Concerns

However, the agency has multiple technical measures in place to ensure the manufacturer can’t use the aircraft to spy on the U.S., according to the director of Interior’s drone operations.

CIO Briefing

GSA Offers First Look at Unique IDs to Replace DUNS

The General Services Administration gives a first look at the new Unique Entity ID, the validation system that will replace the long-standing DUNS number.

IT Modernization

Clock Starts on Naming Leaders, Beginning Work on Evidence Act

Agencies now have official guidance on how to meet the first phase of requirements under the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act.

IT Modernization

GSA's Centers of Excellence Wants Industry Feedback on Pending OPM Effort

The General Services Administration’s Centers of Excellence effort at the Office of Personnel Management is ramping up.

Emerging Tech

Telecom Officials Defend America’s Position on 5G Landscape

American companies may not be Huawei, but they're innovating 5G in their own ways.

CIO Briefing

Experts Tell Congress Facial Recognition’s Bias Problem May Be Here to Stay

Despite significant improvements in the tech’s overall performance, he said, “it’s unlikely” researchers will ever make systems equally accurate across racial and other demographic lines.