Data

Next National Defense Strategy Should Address Hybrid Warfare, Experts Say

Embracing innovative technology and more data sharing with allies should be part of the coming strategy, accordingto former Defense officials.

Privacy Advocates Connect Capitol Attack to Need for Data Protection Legislation

Sen. Ron Wyden joined citizen groups calling for limits on data collection as a way around an impasse over regulating free speech. 

In IT Modernization And Cloud Adoption, Don’t Overlook Employee Training

Training helps keep employees up to date on the latest tech and keep them engaged, according to GSA Cloud Optimization Director Thomas Santucci.

FTC warns of legal risks of failing on Log4j mitigation

The Federal Trade Commission issued a warning this week urging companies to take "reasonable steps" to mitigate known software vulnerabilities or face potential legal consequences, recalling the $700 million settlement Equifax paid for a major breach in 2017.

DOJ Injects Over $12 Million To Update Information Sharing Systems

The funding will support improved data sharing at state and local levels with the goal of helping to reduce crime.

How Open Data and Open-Source Approaches Can Help Federal Agencies Save Time and Lives

Open-data and open-source approaches are also the most efficient way to ensure data is up to date and freely shared in today’s world.

Amazon Web Services Announces Second ‘Top Secret’ Cloud Region

The region is designed for U.S. defense, intelligence and national security agencies.

Report: U.S. Workforce Falling Behind Competitors in Digital Skills

Experts advocate better school curriculums and tax breaks for reskilling existing workforces.

GAO: Better Data Collection Can Improve Homelessness Estimates

Auditors suggest the Housing and Urban Development Department can improve its homeless estimates by gathering better data at the local level.

The Defense Department Fails Its Audit Again, But Officials Have ‘No Doubt’ It Will Eventually Pass 

This was the fourth time the Pentagon completed an audit since it became a requirement in 1990. 

USDA’s Bot Program Saves More Than 150,000 Hours Per Year

The agency reached $5.3 million in cost avoidance while 27 cohorts of employees graduated from its reskilling program, Agriculture officials say.

National Guard Taps First Chief Data Officer

The bureau is being deliberate about drawing predictive insights from the massive amounts of data it captures.

DHS Researching Public Perception of Facial Recognition and AI Use 

The Department of Homeland Security is collecting privacy concerns as critics fight to ban facial recognition outright. 

Former CYBERCOM Leader Urges Collective Defense Against Cyber Threats

Retired general Keith Alexander suggested a collective defense posture.

More Federal Agencies Report Using Performance Data for Business Decisions, Survey Shows

A Government Accountability Office survey shows most agencies are improving the use of performance data, with two leading the way.

Lawmakers Push DOD to Share its Data to Help U.S. Make AI Gains

New legislation to pilot easy-access data libraries could be included in the fiscal 2022 NDAA.