Ideas

Hate Cancel Culture? Blame Algorithms.

The same algorithmic forces that buttress cancel culture can actually rehabilitate canceled entertainers.

Emerging Tech

Justice Files ‘First-of-its-Kind Enforcement Action’ Against Robocall Carriers

The department is suing a handful of companies that were repeatedly warned they were facilitating fraudulent robocalls from organizations posing as government agencies and other businesses.

Emerging Tech

GSA Official: Agencies Should Build Testing Data and Environments Specifically for AI

Unless agencies start thinking differently, the security process will continue to stand in the way of new companies getting access to the real-world data required to develop artificial intelligence and machine learning tools.

Ideas

Happy Lunar New Year, Although New NASA Models Suggest We Might Have Fewer Left

Looking at the world in NASA’s new model makes it easy to see why climate change is a global problem.

CIO Briefing

Help Pick This Year’s Government All-Star Team

Nominations are open for the second annual Theodore Roosevelt Government Leadership Awards.

Emerging Tech

States Sue Trump Administration Over 3D-Printed Gun Regulations

The state attorneys general say they fear making online designs to create “ghost guns” more accessible will lead to violence.

Emerging Tech

The VA’s First Chief Innovation Officer Aims to Speed Up the Delivery of Cost-Saving Services

Michael Akinyele’s mission is to find ways to innovate health care delivery and scale it across the enterprise.

Emerging Tech

Spies Like AI: The Future of Artificial Intelligence for the U.S. Intelligence Community

Putting AI to its broadest use in national defense will mean hardening it against attack.

Emerging Tech

A Graveyard of Giant Spacecraft Spins Through Space

After observatories retire, they can still spend hundreds, even millions, of years trailing the Earth.

Emerging Tech

The Army’s Investigative Unit Wants Social Media Exploitation Services

The Criminal Investigation Command is looking to tap into social media sites for digital evidence.

Emerging Tech

Senator Demands Answers on Facial Recognition Tool that Could Pose ‘Chilling’ Privacy Risks

Sen. Ed Markey said he’s particularly troubled about law enforcement officials’ access to the app.

Ideas

Will 2020 Be the Year of Data?

Agencies across the federal government are beginning to recognize the importance of data and data-driven decision-making.

CIO Briefing

Robocalls Reached New Highs in 2019. Can We Expect Fewer in 2020?

Each person in Washington D.C. received an estimated 600 calls, or 1.6 per day.

Cybersecurity

Presidential Advisers Expected to Push Software-Defined Networking for Secure Comms

Senate Commerce Committee is stockpiling legislation for coordinated investments in the tech.

Emerging Tech

VA’s Artificial Intelligence Director Details AI Institute’s Early Efforts

The center laying the groundwork for public/private partnerships to accelerate budding projects.

Emerging Tech

One State May Become the First to Ban Law Enforcement Use of Genealogy Databases

A Utah state representative said he believes lawmakers are prepared to continue their “strong record of protecting individual privacy.”

Emerging Tech

Inside the CBP-Built ‘Backbone’ of Atlanta’s Biometric Terminal

An executive agency conducting a comprehensive assessment of the technology’s use in aviation security detailed its recent review of America’s first fully biometric terminal—and the service it runs on.