Emerging Tech

JAIC Seeks Test and Evaluation Services for Artificial Intelligence

A Joint Artificial Intelligence Center request for proposal is the first of two contracts designed to get Defense Department components ready to adopt AI technologies.  

CIO Briefing

GSA’s Central Procurement Hub Will Keep the ‘Beta’ A Little Longer

Users will see a new beta.SAM.gov come April but the final transition is still to come.

Data

DHS Taps California-Based Startup to Test Privacy in Contact Tracing Apps

It marks the first of multiple forthcoming awards through the department’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program.

CIO Briefing

Lockheed Martin Signs Platform One Basic Ordering Agreement

The agreement allows Lockheed Martin to apply the Platform One DevSecOps environment in the defense contractor’s own software factory, according to a press release.

Data

Lawmakers Move to Push Forward Privacy-Enhancing Tech

The Promoting Digital Privacy Technologies Act would drive research into tools that can help protect personal data.

Data

Pentagon Leaders Discuss Challenges of Moving Data To and From the Tactical Edge

Officials described their goals as they begin implementing the DOD’s enterprisewide data strategy.

CIO Briefing

Industry Group Gives Defense Contractors ‘C’ Health Grade in Annual Report

The report found weak industrial security scores driven by increases in cyber vulnerabilities negatively impacted the health of the defense industrial base in 2020. 

Cybersecurity

DOD to Try Out Its Vulnerability Disclosure Program with Contractors

The Defense Cyber Crime Center will launch the program on April 5 in collaboration with the Defense Counterintelligence Security Agency.

Data

NGA Looking for Broker to Manage Its Commercial Data Buys

The “trusted broker” will be expected to help find and acquire datasets on gravity data, among others.

Data

Dozens of Democrats Back Bill to Secure Pandemic-Centered Health Data

Their recently re-introduced legislation is meant to help boost public trust in tech-based apps.

Cybersecurity

Pentagon Wants to Upgrade the IT Supporting Its Insider Threat Program

The Defense Department wants a vendor to manage the next phase of development for the insider threat program’s central database and case management.

Data

Why Federal Information Governance Is a Team Sport

The federal government needs to ensure that trust in federal data stewardship is always maintained.

Data

White House Memo Creates Chief Science Officers at Federal Agencies

The presidential memo on scientific integrity calls for new officials and an update to policies established over the last two administrations. 

Emerging Tech

Research Center Preps for $35M Supercomputer to Study Earth as a Complex System

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the superfast machine is expected to launch in 2022.

Cybersecurity

IG: DHS Lacks Effective Privacy Oversight

While the agency had six major privacy incidents, the privacy office fell short in numerous areas.

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