Emerging Tech

Draft Solicitation for Multibillion DEOS Coming This Month

GSA signaled it is close to issuing a draft request for quotations for the Defense Enterprise Office Solutions contract.

Defense Acquisition Reform Panel Suggests Reevaluating Department CIO

The Section 809 Panel’s third report recommends big changes to how the Defense Department buys technology.

Anatomy of an Electric Scooter Crash

The rise of the rented e-scooter has also brought safety fears and injury-related lawsuits. What happens when a new mobility mode meets the American legal system?

Lawmaker Asks FCC for Emergency Briefing

The House Energy and Commerce committee chairman wants location data answers, now.

The Transportation Department is Funding Autonomous Drones

It also wants to research how self-driving vehicles can be manipulated to threaten the public.

The Chill of U.S.-Russia Relations Creeps Into Space

Bungled plans between the U.S. and Russia highlight how hot-and-cold international relations mess with space exploration.

The ‘Driverless Experience’ Looks Awfully Distracting

At CES 2019, carmakers showed off vehicles with perfume-puffing headrests, augmented-reality video displays, and all manner of in-car entertainment.

How AI Will Find You In the Crowd, Without Facial Recognition

New deep learning methods tested on video footage groups of animals could be a surveillance hit.

A Warning for Elected Officials on Social Media—Court Says Don't Block Critics

A social media page can be the equivalent of a public meeting, a federal appellate court found for the first time last week.

L.A. Joins the Growing Battle Over Location Data

Los Angeles is taking the Weather Channel to court over its treatment of app users’ location data. Expect that to be one of many such lawsuits in 2019.

The Quiet Ways Automation Is Remaking Service Work

Workers may not be replaced by robots anytime soon, but they’ll likely face shorter hours, lower pay, and stolen time.

The Pentagon Has More than 250 Cyber Gaps in Its Networks, Watchdog Says

The Defense Department has a lot of work to do to remedy some years-old cyber issues.

HHS Contract Will Offer AI Tech, Support to All of Government

The new Intelligent Automation/Artificial Intelligence contract will be housed in Health and Human Services but available to any agency looking for AI solutions.

Poll: Nearly 3 in 4 Tech Workers in DC Would Consider Leaving Their Employer for Amazon  

A survey suggests Amazon’s new HQ2 in Arlington, Va., is going to dramatically disrupt the local workforce—especially in tech.