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Securing the Government Cloud

In this special report, Nextgov distills what you need to know about federal cloud security.

Labor Department Joins GSA’s AI Center of Excellence to Automate Procurement Tools

Labor becomes the sixth agency to join the Centers of Excellence program and the first of 2020.

CBP Expands Facial Recognition Program to Another Southern Border Crossing

Travelers passing through the Progreso port of entry on foot will see a new crossing protocol.

Senator Questions DHS’ Use of Cellphone Location Data for Immigration Enforcement

Sen. Ed Markey wants details on the reported program, including its security practices.

Longer Thumbs Lead to More Smartphone Touch Errors

It's not your big, dumb thumbs, it's your long, dumb thumbs.

Hackers Could Shut Down Satellites—or Turn Them into Weapons

On the mundane end of scale, hackers could simply shut satellites down.

Defense Digital Service is Taking Over a Drone and Counter-Drone Development Team

Building and scaling a suite of new drone capabilities is one of the Defense Department’s top priorities, officials said.

NASA Will Only Tolerate So Much Danger

An investigation into what really went wrong with Boeing's last space mission turned up serious issues.

Trump’s Budget Pushes Bonuses and Reskilling to Build Up IT Workforce

The budget calls for reskilling 400,000 federal employees using OMB’s Reskilling Academy as a model.

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Administration Proposes At Least Half a Billion in Quantum Investments

Most agencies saw cuts in general federal research and development funding in the 2021 budget request, but several saw an uptick in quantum-focused dollars.

Federal Tech Guide to Trump's 2021 Budget

The Trump administration puts a priority on working capital funds, while proposed tech spending inches upward.

The Night Sky Will Never Be the Same

Elon Musk’s plan for worldwide internet has sent bright artificial, lights streaking through the dark.

NASA Solicits Ideas on its Future Moon Rovers

It’s all part of what the agency calls “a coordinated approach to explore the lunar surface.”

CBP Is Upgrading to a New Facial Recognition Algorithm in March

The agency also signed an agreement with NIST to test the algorithm and its operational environment for accuracy and potential biases.

Veterans Affairs Launches Its First 5G-Enabled Hospital

Secretary Robert Wilkie said it was the first in the nation and one of the first in the world.