Emerging Tech

Google Wants More Work from the Defense Department

A senior vice president ruled out working directly on weapons programs, but said other areas are fair game.

IT Modernization

Can CBP Stand Up an Electronic Health Records System in 90 Days?

Lawmakers eager to see Customs and Border Protection digitize its health care system are pushing a bill that would give the agency three months to go from paper to electronic records.

Cybersecurity

House Committee to Hold Hearing on the Online Exploitation of Veterans

A veteran, a scientist and representatives from Facebook and Twitter are all set to testify.

IT Modernization

Vets Can Now See VA, Private Sector Health Data in iPhone App

Apple’s Health app now integrates with Veterans Affairs’ patient data API, giving veterans access to their medical information on their phones.

Ideas

Analyst, Analyze Thyself!

Analytics professionals spend more time gathering data than they dedicate to analyzing it, according to a recent survey.

Data

Senate Lawmakers Want to Pop Social Media Filter Bubbles

A newly proposed bill would require large social media companies to give users the chance to opt out of algorithmically curated content.

Emerging Tech

Top 60 Finalists For FBI’s Major IT Services Recompete Will Be Announced Soon

The bureau has taken its time crafting the next central IT services contract. But contracting officers say the process is moving toward the finish.

Emerging Tech

Did Body Cameras Backfire?

Body cameras were supposed to fix a broken system. What happened?

Data

Border Agents Can Now Get Classified Intelligence Information. Experts Call That Dangerous.

The Trump administration is creating a center that will give immigration agents access to information from U.S. intelligence agencies. Migrants and others denied entry will be unable to see the evidence against them because it is classified.

Cybersecurity

GAO: Census Risks Missing Deadlines on 15 IT Systems Ahead of 2020 

With Census Day less than six months away, officials have no room for error in system development, testing and deployment.

Emerging Tech

CISA, DARPA Offer Look Into their Dealings with Deepfakes

Agency and industry officials outlined their approaches to disinformation campaigns ahead of election 2020.

CIO Briefing

Not Everyone Will Be Posting Opportunities to the FedBizOpps Replacement

Shifting to a new platform with new data structures is difficult, and not all contracting offices will be able to make the change by Nov. 12.

Emerging Tech

Defense Innovation Board Lays Out 5 Key Principles for Ethical AI

The guidance is intended to steer the department’s expanding AI portfolio and reassure the public that military leaders take concerns about bias, transparency and accountability seriously.

Cybersecurity

Report: 2020 is the Year Data Gets Weaponized

Research firm Forrester experts criminals and bad actors to weaponized artificial intelligence and machine learning, and the results won’t be pretty.

Cybersecurity

Russian Hackers Launch Cyberattacks Against International Athletics Organizations

The attacks come as the World Anti-Doping Agency threatens to bar Russia from participating in major competitions, including the Olympics and other world championship events.

Cybersecurity

What Cities Can Learn From Atlanta’s Cyberattack

Atlanta’s chief information officer explains why it’s better to spend millions recovering city computer systems from a cyberattack than to pay ransom.

Ideas

Why Companies Should Be Open About Cybersecurity

Companies that are open about their cybersecurity risk management fare significantly better with investors than peers that don’t disclose those efforts, new research shows.

Data

The ACCC Is Suing Google over Tracking Users. Here's Why It Matters.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission follows regulators in countries including the U.S. and Germany in taking action against the way “tech giants” harvest and exploit their users’ data.

Emerging Tech

Aviation Safety Bill Targets Challenges Posed by Flight Automation

It comes on the heels of two tragic commercial aircraft crashes that killed 346 in the last year.

IT Modernization

After 30 Years, the Last State Finally Automated Its Child Support System

South Carolina struggled for decades to switch from manual process run by counties to a largely automated system run by the state.