Emerging Tech

There’s About to Be A Lot More Creepy Boston Dynamics Robots in the World

The company may soon begin to turn its decades-long robotics research into an actual business.

Cybersecurity

FTC Suggests Considering Security Disclosure Rules for Connected-Device Makers

If the Consumer Product Safety Commission required IoT makers to outline their security protections, the Federal Trade Commission could go after false claims.

Sponsor Content

Citizens Expect Better Service from the Government, Federal CIO Says

Technology advances may be enticing, but agencies must upgrade to the 21st century first, says Suzette Kent.

Data

A U.S. Court Rejected Google Translate as a Means of Providing Consent to a Cop

Courts around the world are increasingly considering relying on machine translation during legal proceedings.

Emerging Tech

Navy Wants Experimental Tech to Streamline Operations in Port and at Sea

SPAWAR is using its other transaction authority to solicit prototypes through the TReX consortium.

Data

New Data Could Help Siri And Alexa Know When They’re Being Unhelpful

Knowing when there isn’t enough information to provide an accurate answer is a tricky skill to learn.

Cybersecurity

Nearly All Major Agencies Are on Governmentwide Cyber Threat Dashboard

So far, 20 of 23 major agencies are plugged into the dashboard. The last three should be on by the end of July.

Data

House Passes Bill to Open Government Data About Opioid Abuse

The Health and Human Services Department would have to build a dashboard to share information about substance abuse, treatment and recovery.

IT Modernization

First Modernization Fund Winners Offer Cheat Sheet for Future Pitches

The first three awardees of the Technology Modernization Fund offer a window into the kinds of projects and pitches the board is looking for.

Emerging Tech

The Unbearable Awkwardness of Automation

The machine age is changing the nature of work. In the process, it is also transforming buildings, and making them less hospitable for human use.