Emerging Tech

Amazon Intervenes in Oracle’s JEDI Lawsuit

A judge ruled that Amazon Web Services has standing in Oracle’s case against the Defense Department regarding its massive cloud contract.

The Government’s Bioterror-Response Website May Be Leaking Sensitive Data

Homeland Security inspectors and a whistleblower say the site, which would be used to coordinate federal responses to a bioterror attack, isn’t secure.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Is Using Retinal Scans to Try to Catch Liars

The technology is supposedly faster, and cheaper, than traditional polygraph tests.

Fighting Deepfakes Will Require More Than Technology

When technology is part of the problem, can you count on it to be part of the solution?

U.S. Courts Are Figuring Out if the Government Can Block You On Facebook

At issue is the definition of a public forum and the constitutional right to free speech.

Federal CIO Previews 2019 Priorities

OMB will roll out more reskilling programs, tweak FITARA scoring and is looking at standards for automated decision-making, Suzette Kent said.

White House Expects to Stand Up GEAR Center in 2019

But most other key aspects of the modernization research center are up in the air.

GSA Wants More Feedback on E-Commerce Portals

The General Services Administration urged industry partners to comment before the holidays if they have input for the proof-of-concept stage.

Hertz is Now Using Facial Recognition to Check Out Cars

The car rental company is promising super speedy checkouts.

Pentagon Needs a Faster Buying Process to Adopt Artificial Intelligence

The Defense Department needs a startup mentality for the emerging tech, agency CIO Dana Deasy said.

How DHS is Trying to Separate Quality Cyber Tools from Snake Oil

The department is investing in ways to do apples-to-apples comparisons of the many cyber solutions on the market.

China’s Electric Cars Are Government Spies

There are currently 1.4 million electric cars providing data, including real-time location.

The Grim Future of Urban Warfare

New technologies are making war even more horrific.

The Future of Software Isn’t an App. It’s a Habit

This is especially true in the age of the smart speaker.