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It’s Not Just the Citizenship Question—the Digital Divide Could Hurt the Count of Latinos in the Census

Fear of government, a question about citizenship, and uncertain internet connections have created the perfect storm for an undercount of the Latino population, a new report argues.

Democrats, Republicans Both Want to Regulate Facial Recognition

If left unchecked, lawmakers worry the tech will infringe on Americans’ privacy and civil liberties, and perpetuate racial and gender discrimination in the criminal justice system.

House Appropriators Take Aim at Some of the Pentagon’s Most Ambitious Tech Ideas

The new Congress is cold on many of the Pentagon’s most elaborate projects and plans.

Defense Digital Service Awards ‘Civilian Hiring as a Service’ Contract

The Pentagon’s nerd squad is rethinking how it hires talent in fields like cybersecurity, computer science and user experience design.

NASA Official Credits DHS’ Cyber Tools with Transforming Its Cyber Stance

The space agency has a much better grip on its vast data since it has deployed Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation tech.

Report: Agency Leaders Must Embrace Risk to Adopt Artificial Intelligence

Not every AI pilot is going to pan out, and government leaders need to make sure their organizations know that’s OK.

42 Countries Agree to International Principles for Artificial Intelligence

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development released its global standards, which aim to ensure AI is designed to be robust, safe, fair and trustworthy.

Are Parents Violating Their Kids’ Privacy Online?

Many kids' first appearance online is their sonogram.

Pentagon Drops $75M To Beef Up Background Investigation's IT Environment

The Defense Security Service penned an OTA contract with Perspecta and several non-traditional vendors to build advanced capabilities and a secure DevOps environment.

Critical Update: Innovation Happens Naturally—With a Lot of Work

U.S. Digital Service Administrator Matt Cutts joins the podcast to talk about the current state—and future of—one of the most wide-reaching innovation programs in government.

HUD Is Hunting for Vendors for the Next Phase of the Centers of Excellence

The department plans to pursue six projects to improve its cloud adoption, customer experience, data analytics and customer contact centers.

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.