Data

Census’ Big Data Innovation Program Infects HHS with Promising Results

Officials at Health and Human Services took an idea from their colleagues at Census to use big data and public-private collaboration to design systems that can save lives.

Ideas

How Government Agencies Can Build Cyber Trust in 2019

For all the damage that can come as the result of cyberattacks, the cost of severed trust is almost always the highest.

Emerging Tech

Las Vegas Gambles on a 'Smart City' Technology Makeover

The casino mecca is piloting countless new technologies in public spaces in a bid to boost its smart-city brand. Worrying about the risks will come later.

Emerging Tech

IBM Launches ‘Watson-as-a-Service’ for Government

The company is making a version of its big-name artificial intelligence program available across any cloud provider.

Data

Agencies In the Dark About Performance of Their Grants, Survey Shows

Funding uncertainty, administrative burden on recipients continue as challenges.

Emerging Tech

Pentagon Wants Satellites That Can Dodge Incoming Fire

As China and Russia move to weaponize space, the U.S. military is working to give its constellations a “fighting chance.”

Ideas

The Dangers of a Mandatory DNA Database

A controversy in Arizona is a portent of future public-policy fights.

Cybersecurity

Trump Calls For More Biometric Scans, Data Sharing To Stop Terrorism

International travelers can expect to see more facial recognition and other biometric technologies per the latest national security strategy document.

Data

Using Data to Figure Out Where Transit Should Go

Fixed-route bus use, in particular, has seen steep declines in use while ride-sharing continues to grow in popularity, according to a new report.

Emerging Tech

The Pentagon Thinks AI Could Help Troops Telepathically Control Machines

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking to build artificial intelligence into neural interfaces to let humans control machines with their thoughts.

IT Modernization

Get Ready for the Pentagon’s Big Cloud Buy

For the first time ever, the Defense Department is primed to spend over $2 billion on cloud computing in fiscal 2019.

Emerging Tech

There’s a Big Obstacle to the Pentagon’s New Strategy to Speed AI to Troops

Defense officials want to accelerate the delivery of artificial-intelligence tools from the lab to the field. But it's hard to obtain the massive data streams that make AI work.

Policy

GAO Urges Congress to Start Moving on a Privacy Law

Researchers recommended lawmakers give regulators more power to write rules and punish the companies that break them.

Data

Should Libraries Be the Keepers of Their Cities’ Public Data?

Public libraries are one of the most trusted institutions, and they want to make sure everyone has access to the information cities are collecting and sharing.

CIO Briefing

FBI Should Tighten Monitoring of Employee Texting, Watchdog Says

Software recommendations come as follow-up to 2016 review of alleged political bias.

Emerging Tech

DHS Wants to Outfit Its Dogs With Wearable Tech

The agency is investing in a smart harness that would monitor the health of Border Patrol’s K-9 units.

Data

Next-Gen Weather Satellite Operational Over Western U.S.

GOES-17 is operational and monitoring weather in the Pacific and western United States.

Data

GSA, NGA Expand Space-Based Data Offerings

Agencies now have more options when purchasing geospatial data and analytics off GSA’s IT Schedule 70.

Cybersecurity

Which Country has the Best Cybersecurity? It Isn’t the U.S.

A study says the U.S. is above average when it comes to cybersecurity, but it’s not the best nation.