Emerging Tech

Court Rules in Favor of Pentagon in JEDI Lawsuit

The ruling against Oracle clears the way for the government to award the contract in August to Microsoft or Amazon Web Services.

Interior Approves Chinese Drone Purchases Despite Spying Concerns

However, the agency has multiple technical measures in place to ensure the manufacturer can’t use the aircraft to spy on the U.S., according to the director of Interior’s drone operations.

GSA Offers First Look at Unique IDs to Replace DUNS

The General Services Administration gives a first look at the new Unique Entity ID, the validation system that will replace the long-standing DUNS number.

Clock Starts on Naming Leaders, Beginning Work on Evidence Act

Agencies now have official guidance on how to meet the first phase of requirements under the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act.

Telecom Officials Defend America’s Position on 5G Landscape

American companies may not be Huawei, but they're innovating 5G in their own ways.

Experts Tell Congress Facial Recognition’s Bias Problem May Be Here to Stay

Despite significant improvements in the tech’s overall performance, he said, “it’s unlikely” researchers will ever make systems equally accurate across racial and other demographic lines.

ICE and the Ever-Widening Surveillance Dragnet

ICE agents have used facial-recognition technology on state driver’s-license photos, turning a public database into a de facto criminal database.

Pentagon’s Messaging on JEDI: Without it, Our Adversaries Win and Troops Lose 

Pentagon officials have been increasingly vocal about JEDI in recent months as the court battle continues.

Former FCC Chairman Explains Why 5G Isn’t a Race

Tom Wheeler wants to bust the misrepresentations about the next-gen network.

Securing the Internet of Things Requires Flexibility, Experts Say

The internet of things is evolving constantly, and so should the rules for keeping those devices secure, they said.

DISA Awards 23 Small Businesses Spots on $7.5B IT Innovation Contract

The restricted pool awards come a year after large business awards, which were subsequently protested.

The World Cup’s Instant-Replay Problem

As the final between the United States and the Netherlands approaches, teams and fans fear a champion decided on a technicality.

Pentagon Looks into Virtual Reality to Prepare Troops for Nuclear War

The tech would let troops run through more exercises more frequently and at less cost than traditional training in the real world.

SEC Wants a Subscription for Blockchain Data

The agency is asking for quotes from companies that offer a window into what’s happening on blockchain ledgers.

NOAA Wants Hybrid Drones to Patrol the Coast

The agency wants an unmanned system that can fly like a plane but take off and land like a helicopter.