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CDC Needs Better Tools To Track Sickness, Symptoms In Wake Of Nuclear Disasters

If a nuclear device detonated, the resource CDC wants would support state and local health departments’ ability to respond.

The Army is Falling Behind on Staffing Cyber Units, GAO Says

As of March, the cyber and electronic warfare units the Army deployed last year had less than 40% of their combined positions filled.

Regulating Facebook, Google and Amazon Is Hard Given Their Bewildering Complexity

Whether you’re an individual, business, or government, if you need the internet, you need their services.

New App from VA Streamlines Veterans’ Resources to Enhance Their Care

The ultimate goal is to eliminate the barriers vets face in retrieving the information they need most.

How One City Saved $5 Million by Routing School Buses with an Algorithm

The Boston Public School District held a contest to determine the best solution for busing around 25,000 students to school every day. The winning algorithm improved the efficiency of the routes in 30 minutes.

First-Ever Winners of Theodore Roosevelt Government Leadership Awards Announced

Honorees are an all-star team of distinguished federal officials and industry partners.

In This City, Residents Can Search And Apply for Affordable Housing Online

San Francisco took a laborious paper process and transformed it into an easy-to-use online application system for open affordable housing spots.

Labor Unveils New Resources to Boost Contractor Hiring Compliance

It’s part of the agency’s broader effort to improve transparency.

Facial Recognition Software Prompts Privacy, Racism Concerns in Cities and States

Some lawmakers are proposing to limit its use even as law enforcement officials and landlords are embracing it.

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CBP Plans to Use Facial Recognition For ‘All Passenger Applications’

The agency is ramping up its use of biometric identification technology as part of a broader effort to overhaul its traveler processing systems.

Pentagon Makes Its Case for JEDI

The Pentagon defended its JEDI acquisition Friday and pushed back against “myths” and misinformation.

GSA Cyber Expert Offers Tips on Cloud Security

Dan Jacobs says agencies should treat security like a team sport and avoid falling in love with the latest cyber products.

Air Force and Oak Ridge Get Supercomputer for Better Weather Forecasts

The $25 million contract will provide a system that supports the military’s complex weather prediction workloads.

GAO Wants Tech to Shed Light on the Commercial Offices It Rents

The agency is inviting interested small business vendors to submit a quote by early September.

NASA’s Moon Plans Rely Heavily on Mobile Tech

CIO Renee Wynn weighed in on how America’s space agency embraces mobility.

Survey: Cloud Customers, Not Providers, Increasingly Responsible for Managing Threats 

The Cloud Security Alliance found the issues that traditionally plagued cloud service providers aren’t as big of a problem today.