Emerging Tech

Senators Propose National 5G Strategy

The bipartisan bill would also fund removing Chinese equipment from existing networks.

OPM Offers Reskilling and Workforce Tools to Agency Heads

The Office of Personnel Management wants agencies to prepare for the workforce of the future.

Democrats, Republicans Both Want to Regulate Facial Recognition

If left unchecked, lawmakers worry the tech will infringe on Americans’ privacy and civil liberties, and perpetuate racial and gender discrimination in the criminal justice system.

Defense Digital Service Awards ‘Civilian Hiring as a Service’ Contract

The Pentagon’s nerd squad is rethinking how it hires talent in fields like cybersecurity, computer science and user experience design.

Report: Agency Leaders Must Embrace Risk to Adopt Artificial Intelligence

Not every AI pilot is going to pan out, and government leaders need to make sure their organizations know that’s OK.

42 Countries Agree to International Principles for Artificial Intelligence

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development released its global standards, which aim to ensure AI is designed to be robust, safe, fair and trustworthy.

Inside the Government's Open Source Software Conundrum

How do agencies make sure the crowdsourced code that underlies nearly every piece of tech on the market is safe to use?

ICE Seeks Tech To Track Electronic Devices—Even Through Time

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is soliciting for a cloud-based system that can geolocate devices using multiple sources, including apps.

Lawmakers Propose $2.2 Billion to Advance AI Over the Next Five Years

The Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act would devote significant resources to education and research, and help coordinate AI adoption across government.

Pentagon Drops $75M To Beef Up Background Investigation's IT Environment

The Defense Security Service penned an OTA contract with Perspecta and several non-traditional vendors to build advanced capabilities and a secure DevOps environment.

Critical Update: Innovation Happens Naturally—With a Lot of Work

U.S. Digital Service Administrator Matt Cutts joins the podcast to talk about the current state—and future of—one of the most wide-reaching innovation programs in government.

Report: Government Wasted More Than $300B by Not Using Commercial Tech

Federal agencies should stop custom-building tech products and services, according to the Alliance for Digital Innovation.

HUD Is Hunting for Vendors for the Next Phase of the Centers of Excellence

The department plans to pursue six projects to improve its cloud adoption, customer experience, data analytics and customer contact centers.

NRO Is Offering $500K For Experimental Surveillance Tech

The National Reconnaissance Office revealed six areas for the 2019 cohort of the Director’s Innovation Initiative.

The Groups Bringing Forum Culture to Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for communities on his platform is very different from how users are gathering together there organically.