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GAO Calls Out IRS’ Taxpayer Experience Issues

The 2019 tax filing season was more problematic than usual for IRS.

What Do You Think About Artificial Intelligence? The Pentagon’s AI Center Wants to Know.

Officials said they’ll be particularly interested in hearing from members of the software engineering, defense and aerospace communities.

CBP Expands Facial Recognition for Global Entry Travelers

The technology is already being used at 15 airports—including three abroad—to speed pre-approved travelers through the customs process.

German Researchers Accessed Service Members’ Sensitive Medical Data—and One Lawmaker Wants Answers

Sen. Mark Warner wants to know what the Defense Health Agency is doing to secure “a significant number” of medical images.

Pentagon Must Focus on Reliability When Buying Weapons Systems, Auditor Says

The Government Accountability Office report holds implications for cybersecurity considerations in procurement processes.

As Putin Schemes to Extend His Reign, Expect New Forms of Internet Repression

Russia under a president-for-life will likely grow more insular and less open to Western influence.

Report: Feds Are Increasingly Interested in Leaving for Certain Private Sector Jobs

An estimated 50% pay gap in technology jobs could be a driving factor, researchers say.

Don't Die Wondering: Apps May Soon Be Able to Predict Your Life Expectancy, but Do You Want to Know?

It's complicated but emerging technologies could make this a reality in the future.

Lawmakers Launch Caucus to Address Emerging Tech’s Impact on Work

The Future of Work Caucus’ ultimate goal is to develop a comprehensive policy strategy to proactively address emerging technologies’ impact on jobs and workers across the U.S.

DOD Aims to Issue Proposed Rule for Certifying Contractors’ Cybersecurity in the Fall 

Requests for proposals are still expected to include related requirements at that time.

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Trump Administration to Expand Hiring Pilot Programs in 2020

Pilot program with simpler resumes and more input from subject matter experts in assessing candidates will reach at least five additional agencies this year.

CES Gives a Peek at 2020 Technology

It’s more difficult to predict the next great advancement in government technology but you can spot trends.

Senate Passes Legislation to Help Boost and Secure the Internet of Things

Billions of connected devices could offer new economic opportunities—and security challenges—over the course of the next decade.

Cyberspace Is the Next Front in Iran-U.S. Conflict—and Private Companies May Bear the Brunt

Businesses are at high risk, and strict American criminal laws prohibit many forms of cyber self-defense by private companies.

AI Can Now Read Emotions—Should It?

These systems can give incorrect results just like any other form of intelligence.

Justice Department Needs Counter-Biometric Experts

The U.S. Marshals Service wants to learn more about the market for counter-biometric expertise, including evading the tech and preventing criminals from doing the same.

Former NASA Commander Says Space Force 'Incredibly Important'

Pam Melroy also explained how commercial space flights could pave the way for an entirely new tourism paradigm.