Data

Researchers: Flaws In Vendor Security Software Could Leave Some Federal Buildings Vulnerable

Poor credential management could let bad actors enter secure buildings, lock doors and download or change federal employee and contractor data.

Open Federal Data is Now the Law of the Land

President Trump signed the OPEN Government Data Act into law, requiring agencies to publish machine-readable data and appoint chief data officers.

Shutdown Consequences: Could a Drop in Credit Score Lead to Loss of Security Clearance?

Financial experts say not to worry, but at least one lawmaker wants assurances from the White House.

How AI Will Find You In the Crowd, Without Facial Recognition

New deep learning methods tested on video footage groups of animals could be a surveillance hit.

L.A. Joins the Growing Battle Over Location Data

Los Angeles is taking the Weather Channel to court over its treatment of app users’ location data. Expect that to be one of many such lawsuits in 2019.

Hundreds of IT Flaws Leave the Pentagon's Finances at Risk

An internal watchdog found 800 new vulnerabilities across the Defense Department’s IT infrastructure.

Senators Call For FCC Investigation of Phone Companies Selling Location Data

Your telecom company knows where you are—and it may be selling that information.

Industry Says Not So Fast to OMB's Proposed Data Center Policy Changes

While only a few comments were submitted by deadline, most called for significant changes to the proposed metrics and overall intent of the draft Data Center Optimization Initiative.

Russia: Expect a National AI Roadmap by Midyear

Moscow is starting to put financial and logistical muscle behind its efforts to develop artificial intelligence.

DARPA Thinks Insect Brains Might Hold the Secret to Next-Gen AI

They’re small, efficient and capable of basic reasoning, and researchers want artificial intelligence tools to do the same.

IBM Wants to Use Your Smartphone to Better Predict the Weather

The company wants to explore untapped sensors in phones to take barometric readings.

GPO Awards $115 Million for Census Questionnaires, Paper Products

The contract was recompeted after the previous vendor filed for bankruptcy.

Shutdown Forces Feds Off the Conference Circuit

And that could be cutting off agencies from valuable new ideas.

L.A.’s Public Earthquake-Warning App Is the First in the U.S.

ShakeAlertLA aims to give smartphone users a few seconds’ warning of imminent quakes.