Emerging Tech

Synthetic Data Engine to Support NIH’s COVID-19 Research-Driving Effort

It’s all part of a new partnership the agency is embarking on with Syntegra, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

GSA Awards $800M Contract to Support Internal Use of Emerging Tech

While the General Services Administration usually works on helping other agencies buy emerging technologies, the new DIGIT contract looks to support internal modernization efforts.

Consumer Electronics Have Changed a Lot in 20 Years—Systems for Managing E-Waste Aren't Keeping Up

Some innovations that are slimming down the e-waste stream are also making products harder to repair and recycle.

Japan Pledges to Provide Capabilities for NASA’s In-the-Works, Moon-Orbiting Outpost

It marks America’s latest international commitment in support of its Artemis missions.

It's Harder to Boot Right-Wing Extremists from Social Media Than ISIS

There are various reasons why. But studies suggest it’s still worth the effort.

Counter Intelligence Chief Calls for Zero-Trust Software Supply Chain Policy

The official also said there’s a need for the fusion of responsibilities assigned to a trilogy of government agencies.

White House Launches ‘Central Hub’ for Artificial Intelligence Research and Policymaking

The establishment of the new office is in accordance with the recently passed defense authorization act.

What The CES All Digital Show Says About the Future

Even in a virtual format, CES offered quite a few interesting nuggets that might hint at future government technology.

NSA Cyber Directorate Touts Election, Pandemic Security Work in 2020 Review

Anne Neuberger, NSA’s director of cybersecurity, said the agency “surged rapidly” to secure telework and protect networks used in vaccine development.

What Democratic Control of Government Could Mean for Biden’s Tech Policies 

Though the margins are tight, the incoming president may nominate more progressive candidates for certain positions, experts say.

How 5G and AI Are Creating an Architectural Revolution

5G will transform IT from the bottom-up—and that means changes for security. 

GSA Introduces Vendor Risk Assessment Program in Draft Solicitation

The SolarWinds hack seems to be breathing new life into the supply chain security effort.

NTIA, Pentagon Move to Tackle 5G Interoperability Complexities

The aim would be to accelerate the production of an “open 5G stack ecosystem.”

Pentagon Releases Strategy for Countering Small Drones

The strategy’s accompanying implementation plan is set for release later this month, DOD officials said.

Smithsonian Seeks Lead for Broad Swath of Digital Transformation Efforts

The position is based out of the Washington, D.C. headquarters but is open for applicants teleworking from anywhere in the U.S.

FBI Calls for Photos, Videos of Insurrectionists at the Capitol

The Department of Justice said some participants will be charged in connection with the riots.