IT Modernization

How an AI Tool Distinguishes Between a Conspiracy Theory and a True Conspiracy

Machine learning is helping decipher outright conspiracy theories.

New Pentagon AI Chief: More Computers Would Bring Military AI Along Faster

Groundbreaking tools are around the corner, 3-star general says. The limiting factor is lack of computing power to grind through giant Pentagon datasets.

NAVAIR Looking for Research to Assist Digital Transformation

Naval Air Systems Command’s Digital Department put out a call for white papers specifying seven research areas of interest aimed at digitizing the organization.

GAO Offers Best Practices in Telework for Agencies

Congressional watchdogs highlight how agencies should—safely and securely—telework.

OMB Advises Agencies on Contractors’ Limiting Their Use of Foreign Workers

The agency issued a memo to supplement President Trump’s executive order in August. 

Focus on Data Quality Now is Key to Reaping Future Benefits of CPIC Benchmarking

One of the most immediate benefits is the ability to identify what we call “shadow IT.”

Tech Trade Group: IT Modernization Investment May Increase Under Biden

The group expects the Biden administration to expand IT modernization efforts, in part to respond to COVID-19.

DOD Needs IT Support for Security Clearance Background Investigations Program

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency took over management of the background investigations process but does not own all of the related IT systems—yet.

CIA Awards Secret Multibillion-Dollar Cloud Contract

The agency has awarded a contract to bring foundational cloud services from multiple cloud service providers into the intelligence community.

Experts to Biden: Don’t Slow Government Customer Experience Momentum

Government management experts offered advice to the incoming presidential administration regarding how to continue customer experience progress.

VA Moves to Expand Its 5G Experimentation 

One of the agency’s senior innovators shed light on what’s to come—and how existing 5G pursuits have paid off in the pandemic. 

Americans Got Tired of Looking Bad on Zoom

The pandemic’s at-home workers are discovering what internet influencers have long known: If you want to be taken seriously, get good lighting.

The Future of Defense Networks

The Defense Department’s taking an enterprise approach to its efforts to protect the government’s most important data and push it to decision-makers on the tactical edge.

Military Health Officials: Electronic Health Records Rollout On Schedule and Ready for COVID Vaccine

After a pause this spring, the MHS Genesis rollout is back on track, with two deployment waves scheduled for early 2021.

Bill to Codify GSA’s Centers of Excellence Awaits President’s Signature

The legislation would ensure the General Services Administration’s IT modernization initiative continues to the next administration.

Interagency Committee Issues Recommendations for Using Cloud to Accelerate Artificial Intelligence

The Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence outlined ways agencies can approach commercial cloud computing for research and development.