Data

NRO Is Offering $500K For Experimental Surveillance Tech

The National Reconnaissance Office revealed six areas for the 2019 cohort of the Director’s Innovation Initiative.

One City’s Journey to Filing Complaints About Police Online

Austin, Texas, debuted an anonymous online feedback form that eases the process for residents to describe interactions they have with police officers

Federal CIO Says OMB is ‘Working Aggressively’ on Automation Policy

The agency is tapping some of the government’s top scientific investigators to help produce the new strategy.

President Trump Is Collecting Social-Media Grievances

The sitting president just released a new tool in his war of words with tech companies.

HHS Accused of 'Censorship' of Obamacare Website Materials

Nonprofit monitor flags 85 removed pages, warns of harm to vulnerable groups.

Updated Federal Data Strategy and Draft Action Plan Coming Soon

The final action plan is set to be released in August, with deliverables for agencies to meet within one year.

Critical Update: Enter The Innovators

Season 3 of Critical Update kicks off with a mythbusting session on what it means to be innovative in government.

Can the Bay Area Rein In the Surveillance Tools It Created?

Oakland and San Francisco may become the first cities to ban use of facial recognition technology by government entities. But that’s only the beginning.

NIST Is Staging An Armed Robbery To Improve Video Surveillance

Before researchers can test the latest video analytics, they need a variety of footage from different angles, conditions and recording quality.

It’s Time for a National Digital Strategy

And its focus should be to drive simplified citizen interactions across government.

Report: Dark Data Plagues Federal Organizations

Untapped data could unleash organizations’ AI pursuits—but many leaders don’t know where to begin.

IARPA Needs More Training Data for Video Surveillance Algorithms

The data would improve the tech’s ability to link together footage shot across a broad geographic space, allowing it to better track and identify potential targets.

Senators Call for FTC to Investigate Amazon’s Echo Dot for Kids

Lawmakers want to know how the devices are using and storing children’s personal information.

6 Citizen-Focused Steps Census is Taking to Improve the 2020 Count

Officials hope improving the customer experience for citizens will boost the participation rate for the Census Bureau’s biggest undertaking.