Data

Should Libraries Be the Keepers of Their Cities’ Public Data?

Public libraries are one of the most trusted institutions, and they want to make sure everyone has access to the information cities are collecting and sharing.

FBI Should Tighten Monitoring of Employee Texting, Watchdog Says

Software recommendations come as follow-up to 2016 review of alleged political bias.

DHS Wants to Outfit Its Dogs With Wearable Tech

The agency is investing in a smart harness that would monitor the health of Border Patrol’s K-9 units.

Next-Gen Weather Satellite Operational Over Western U.S.

GOES-17 is operational and monitoring weather in the Pacific and western United States.

GSA, NGA Expand Space-Based Data Offerings

Agencies now have more options when purchasing geospatial data and analytics off GSA’s IT Schedule 70.

Which Country has the Best Cybersecurity? It Isn’t the U.S.

A study says the U.S. is above average when it comes to cybersecurity, but it’s not the best nation.

How All-Knowing Smartphones Could Become the Pentagon’s Employee Access Cards

An algorithm will track how employees use their phones, how they walk and even where they go to constantly verify users’ identity.

Senators Seek Pentagon Reassurance on Department’s Financial Audit

The bipartisan group is worried that the expanded duties of Defense CFO David Norquist could delay reports to Congress.

The Navy Needs 2 Tons of Storage Devices Burned to Ash

Researchers at the Naval Surface Warfare Center have a lot of classified information stored on digital devices and issued a solicitation to literally watch it all burn.

State Integration of GIS Into Elections Is Slow Going

The scattered nature of voter information is the biggest hurdle, but geospatial data can mean the difference between a voter receiving the proper ballot.

Apple’s Empty Grandstanding About Privacy

The company enables the surveillance that supposedly offends its values.

Census is Preparing to Fight Social Media Misinformation Campaigns

Bad actors could use 2016 election interference tactics to suppress response rates in the 2020 count, said Deputy Director Ron Jarmin.

HHS’ New Emerging Tech Contract Could One Day Compete With Other GWACs

That includes three governmentwide contracts operated by another Health and Human Services office.

While You're Watching Super Bowl LIII, DHS and Atlanta Will Be Watching You

Federal and local law enforcement are combining efforts—and technology assets—to secure the biggest sport event of the year.

Will Space Force Boost Already-Rising Spending on Satellites?

Defense execs see increased sales as Pentagon upgrades orbiting gear to fend off attacks.