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Feds Look to Application Programming Interfaces as Gateways to Modernization

The technology can boost partnerships and lead to new solutions across federal agencies.

The Pentagon Needs to Make More Software Open Source, Watchdog Says

The White House in 2016 required every agency to make at least 20 percent of its custom software available for reuse across the government, but the Pentagon isn’t even halfway there, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Census is Asking the Public to Help Fight Misinformation Ahead of 2020 

The bureau launched a website for dispelling common Census rumors and created a special email address where people can report misinformation and other malicious activities.

NIST Wants Public Input on Protecting Personal Privacy

The latest version of its privacy framework is meant to help organizations address the risks of holding sensitive data on their customers.

Study: More than Half of Americans Trust Law Enforcement to Use Facial Recognition Responsibly

Pew Research Center’s study is the latest to conclude Americans are growing more comfortable with having their faces scanned.

GEAR Center’s First Projects Focus on Government’s Perennial Workforce Issues 

The research center’s first challenge winners aim to fill government openings with alternative talent and beef up the workforce’s data skills.  

Why Dark Data is the New Shadow IT

But unlike shadow IT, dark data can be illuminating.

Energy Unveils Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office

The new office will synchronize all departmentwide AI activities, facilitate partnerships and accelerate the delivery of AI capabilities. 

DISA is Merging Its Cyber Operations Into a Single Cloud-Based Platform

The Unified Situational Cyber Awareness capability would help cyber analysts keep tabs on every part of the Department of Defense Information Network.

Pentagon’s New Electronic Health Records System Deployed To Second Wave of Bases

The MHS GENESIS system went live at four more sites this weekend, teeing up the second major test for the Defense Department’s new health records system.

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Twitter Bots Are Becoming More Human-Like: Study

In 2016, they were mostly retweeters on timers. Now they’re gathering intelligence.

Air Force to Spend $31M to Research How Lasers, Energy Weapons Affect Operators

The service awarded a research contract to General Dynamics IT to gain insights into how directed energy weapons affect the humans using them.

NSA Cyber Chief Wants to Share Digital Threats Early and Often

The agency has historically been slow to share threat intelligence but accelerating that process would help the government get ahead of cyber adversaries, according to Anne Neuberger.

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Raises Legal and Ethical Concerns

Policymakers should establish a number of safeguards around AI, much as they did when genetic testing became commonplace.

What Urban Sprawl Is Really Doing to Your Commute

Urban traffic congestion is growing dramatically, according to a new report. So why aren’t drivers taking longer to get to work?

Pentagon, NSA Laying Groundwork for AI-Powered Cyber Defenses

Officials are developing a consistent framework for collecting cyber data, which could ultimately help train tools to monitor networks and detect suspicious behavior.