Emerging Tech

Report: Government Needs Investment, Cooperation on AI

A report commissioned by industry and government AI leaders highlights national security challenges around artificial intelligence.

CIO Briefing

Defense Secretary Says to Expect ‘Trimming, Reducing, Some Eliminations’ in 2021 Budget

Esper touts "good progress" in high-level review intended to cut fat and find funds for projects to counter China and Russia.

Emerging Tech

China Said It’s Developing 6G. What Does That Mean?

While most mobile users operate on 4G, the country announced two working groups focused on advancing 6G.

Emerging Tech

Don’t Rush Quantum-Proof Encryption, Warns NSA Research Director 

Quantum computers could crack the codes that secure the world’s digital information but racing to a solution could create more threats, according to Dr. Deborah Frincke.

IT Modernization

Digital First

Federal agencies are ditching paper processes to better serve citizens—and each other. 

Ideas

Outcomes, Not Programs, Will Define DOD’s Cybersecurity Record

The Defense Department is changing how it defines and defends its networks.

IT Modernization

DISA Previews Big Tech Opportunities for 2020

The Pentagon’s IT shop released a list of next year’s contracting opportunities, including 12 worth more than $100 million.

Ideas

Abusing a Robot Won't Hurt It, but It Could Make You a Crueller Person

The influence of robots on human behaviour is increasingly relevant.

Emerging Tech

Google Wants More Work from the Defense Department

A senior vice president ruled out working directly on weapons programs, but said other areas are fair game.

CIO Briefing

How to Deal with Smartphone Stress

Ongoing stress—like constant alerts and notifications—can lead to health problems and shorter lives.

Ideas

Analyst, Analyze Thyself!

Analytics professionals spend more time gathering data than they dedicate to analyzing it, according to a recent survey.

Data

Senate Lawmakers Want to Pop Social Media Filter Bubbles

A newly proposed bill would require large social media companies to give users the chance to opt out of algorithmically curated content.

CIO Briefing

Federal CIO: Chief Data Officer Council Is Coming Very Soon

Nearly every agency is employing artificial intelligence in some capacity, and soon they’ll have more support in their efforts.

IT Modernization

Two-Thirds of Air Force’s $5.5B IT Contract Goes To Small Businesses

The General Services Administration announced 75 awards on the 2GIT contract, which is open to all federal buyers.

Emerging Tech

US Reliance on China Problematic for AI Efforts, Commission Says

But despite concerns, Eric Schmidt and Bob Work warn that decoupling from China 'will hurt the United States.'

Emerging Tech

DHS Wants Self-Service Stations for Airport Security

The tech would allow passengers to screen themselves and skip lengthy lines at today’s security checkpoints.

CIO Briefing

GSA Extends Bid Deadline for E-Commerce Platform

The agency also answered some pressing questions, such as whether vendors need to have an online store up and running before they bid.