Emerging Tech

Senate Stimulus Bill Includes Resources for Federal Telework and Contracting Community

Portions of the Senate’s stimulus bill address immediate technological challenges for government.

Amid Coronavirus, CISA and NIST Issue Guidelines to Boost Federal Telecommuting

Hackers are taking advantage of the telecommuting chaos to launch attacks across the spectrum.

White House Releases National Strategy for 5G Security

The strategy focuses on four lines of effort and will guide how the government approaches 5G for the near future.

Agencies Have Spent More Than $300M In Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak

Federal buyers spent more than $4.8 million on hand sanitizer alone in the last two months.

Artificial Intelligence in Action

Federal agencies are laying the groundwork now for how artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation may change their operations in not-so-distant future.

How the Federal Tech Community Is Coping With COVID-19

“The IT leaders in the federal community, our contractor partners and our vendors are stepping up in incredible ways,” Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent said.

Defense Secretary Says Teleworking Could Last Months

During a virtual town hall, Mark Esper warned employees to be vigilant for phishing attempts and practice good cyber hygiene.

GSA Warns of COVID-19 Contracting Scam and Price Gouging

After receiving reports of an imposter claiming to hold a GSA contract, officials are reminding agency buyers to verify vendor information.

White House Launches Supercomputing Consortium to Fight COVID-19

Scientists are tapping supercomputers to learn more about the novel coronavirus.

Trump Administration Wants to Know What COVID-19 Tech From China Should Be Exempt From Tariffs

The administration has already lifted tariffs on 200 medical-care products from China in response to the coronavirus outbreak but wants to know what more is needed.

CDC Launches COVID-19 Bot to Help You Decide If You Need to See a Doctor

The Coronavirus Self-Checker, a Microsoft-powered health care tool, was built to alleviate some of the initial screening strains health care providers are experiencing.

Power Through Vulnerability: The New Chapter in Leadership

Are you comfortable enough at work to show your flaws?

FTC Warns of New Coronavirus-Oriented Scams

The agency has updated its list of hacking and other tactics that prey on the generous and the needy in times of crisis.

Senators Call on Agencies to Post Contingency Plans for Public

It’s the latest push by lawmakers on the executive branch to be more transparent in its COVID-19 response.