Emerging Tech

NIST Asks for Input on Emerging Tech Trends and Risks for Congressional Study

Topics of interest include artificial intelligence, blockchain, quantum computing, autonomous delivery technologies—and more

Government Watchdog Welcomes Treasury’s Data Collection on Cyber Insurance Claims

A Government Accountability Office report on the Treasury Department’s role in shaping the market for cybersecurity insurance is expected next spring.

Air Force Lab, New Mexico Institute Get Set for ‘High-Powered Window to Space’

Once completed, a sophisticated new telescope will support national security and could provide some of the clearest resolutions of space-based objects.

Maybe Don’t Blow Up Satellites in Space

Just look at the trouble the debris from Russia’s missile test already caused for the International Space Station.

Homeland Security Looking For Ideas on AI, Biological Surveillance

The Department of Homeland Security released a pre-solicitation for several innovative development projects.

Critical Update: Federal CIO Explains the Tech Side of President’s Management Agenda

Clare Martorana joined the podcast to talk about improving customer experience and the underlying technology that makes good services better.

NSA, CISA Say Industry Should Use Attestation Technology to Secure 5G Environments

The tech can provide evidence of compliance with configuration standards and detect anomalies in complex multi-tenant, multi-cloud computing architectures.

Report: China May Steal Encrypted Government Data Now to Decrypt with Quantum Computers Later

A new analysis urges CISO’s to take strategic steps ahead of the advent of quantum computing.

GAO: Cultivating a Data-Centric Culture Can Help Recruit, Retain a Digitally-Savvy Workforce

A survey chronicles the steps federal agencies need to take to improve their workforce to be equipped for technological modernization.

Pentagon Officials Rethinking Cyber's Role in National Defense Strategy

Cyber policy lead Mieke Eoyang discussed the Defense Department’s role in the nation’s cybersecurity posture, including in defending elections and countering ransomware attacks. 

The State of the Federal Tech Workforce

Agencies have struggled to hire IT and cyber professionals but some are finding alternative ways to fill the talent gap.

Public Health Admins Are Prioritizing Interoperability with EHR Modernization

Federal agencies using electronic health records systems are hoping standardizing EHR interfaces will lead to greater cross-departmental and patient access.

NSA Director: Evolving Cyber Threats Require Deeper Public-Private Partnerships

“This is not Cold War 2.0 and China is not the Soviet Union,” Gen. Paul Nakasone said. 

Information Disorder Is Biggest Social Danger, Commission Warns

The Aspen Institute’s Commission on Information Disorder made multiple structural recommendations for the information ecosystem.

DIU Issues Step-by-Step Guide for Defense Stakeholders to ‘Responsibly’ Use AI

The framework is meant to promote transparency and accelerate the Pentagon’s adoption of trustworthy commercial technologies.

Commerce Opens Bidding For $1.5B IT Modernization Contract

The department is accepting proposals for its CATTS Enterprise Tech Contact.