Data

Defense Innovation Board Adopts AI Testing, Digital Workforce Recruitment Resolutions

The board pushed the department to embrace remote work beyond the pandemic as a tool to attract more civilian talent. 

Justice Department Charges 5 Chinese Nationals with Hacking More than 100 Companies

Two Malaysian businessmen also were arrested in Malaysia and face extradition in related charges.

Why the Pentagon’s JEDI Saga Is Far From Over

The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure procurement may be grounded until at least February, according to a new timeline agreed to by the government and Amazon Web Services. 

The Path Toward a Holistic Zero Trust Architecture

The Defense Department's anticipated guidelines should inspire more organizations to follow such a model, moving zero trust from a buzzword to reality. 

18F Says 6 Core Concepts Can Reduce Risk in Federal Tech Projects

The new De-risking Government Technology Field Guide looks to educate officials on how to merge modern software design with traditional government bureaucracy.

DeVos Vows to Require Standardized Tests Again: 4 Questions Answered

States may face a financial hit if they do not heed DeVos’ warning about testing.

46,000 Veterans' Data Exposed In Financial Services Center Breach

Hackers were able to divert payments headed to private sector health care providers.

How and When GSA’s New Central Contracting Portal Will Lose the ‘Beta’

The next major transition to beta.SAM—the FPDS contract award data reporting tools—is coming next month, with the legacy SAM.gov next on deck.

'Perfect Storm' Threatens 'Major Institutional Defeat' for the Census, Top Watchdog Says

The decennial count is ahead of schedule overall, but a condensed schedule and hiring shortfalls are creating significant risks.

New Pentagon Initiative Aims to Help Allies, Contractors Work Together on AI

New tools are planned to help various militaries and defense companies cooperate and interoperate on artificial intelligence.

Help Find the Government’s Boldest Innovators  

Nominations are open for BOLD Gov 2020, a showcase for federal innovation.

COVID Could Spur Reduced Reliance on Classified Sources of Cyber Intelligence

CISA officials highlighted cloud configuration and VPN vulnerabilities in assessing threats associated with the pandemic.

How to Head Off Public Assistance Fraud Before Dollars Go Out the Door

Opting to chase and recover money fraudsters steal from government agencies is not a sustainable strategy.

DHS Files Rule Proposing Increasing Scope of Biometric Information Collection 

The Homeland Security Department posted the full text of a proposal to the Federal Register that would give it the ability to collect more biometric information from immigrants.

IRS Offering Up to $7M to Develop ‘Data Mashing’ Tools In Support of Frictionless Acquisition

Using its experimental multiphase Pilot IRS contract vehicle, the agency issued a quickturn solicitation to improve data collection for a governmentwide effort to improve procurement.

DHS, USCIS Want to Collect More Biometric Information from Immigrants

The Homeland Security Department will propose a rule change that would allow U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services  to collect voice, iris and facial recognition scans.