IT Modernization

Judge Puts Hold on Lawsuit on Pentagon’s JEDI Cloud Contract

The battle over the Pentagon’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract just got more interesting.

Emerging Tech

Survey: Feds Don’t Think Agencies Are Preparing Them to Use AI

Only a quarter of government employees think agencies have done a good job explaining how the tech will affect their jobs, researchers found.

Cybersecurity

FDIC’s Top 3 Challenges Are All Tech Related

Among the financial regulator’s biggest challenges, IT modernization and cybersecurity topped the list.

Emerging Tech

The Army Wants Virtual Health Tech That Works Under Any Conditions

The future of war will be more isolated, meaning Army medics need the ability to be present virtually when they can’t get there physically.

Ideas

Government’s Growing Problem: Paying Its Technical Debt

Could automation help chip away at the technical debt agencies have accrued?

CIO Briefing

Congress is Rethinking How to Use the Government’s Cyber Talent

By recruiting specialized teams and rotating assignments, the government could get more out of its cyber workforce, according to lawmakers.

Emerging Tech

Managing the Risks Inherent to Smart Cities

A new guide for non-technologists aims to help local officials avoid technology and policy pitfalls.

Policy

New York’s Ejection of Amazon Is the Start of a Movement

NYC lawmakers who led a resistance campaign against HQ2 are declaring victory. And already, they have plans to escalate their opposition to tax incentives.

Emerging Tech

The Pentagon Thinks AI Could Help Troops Telepathically Control Machines

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking to build artificial intelligence into neural interfaces to let humans control machines with their thoughts.

IT Modernization

Here’s What Technology Modernization Fund Dollars Are Doing Now

Three projects have awarded contracts so far and two have already spent a combined $6 million to date.

Cybersecurity

DHS ‘Doubling Down’ on Election Security Heading Into 2020

Under Congress’ budget deal, the Homeland Security Department will receive $33 million to combat foreign influence campaigns and defend election security in fiscal 2019.

Emerging Tech

FAA Wants to Protect First Responders from Drone Bombs

Under a new ruling, law enforcement officers would be able to identify drones from afar.

IT Modernization

Online Health Applications Increased 50 Percent After VA.gov Relaunch

The newly redesigned homepage makes it easier for vets to use self-service tools, which will save the government money, according to the agency’s digital services chief.

CIO Briefing

Latest Spending Deal Includes Almost $20 Billion for IT Programs

The spending bills include multimillion-dollar agency projects and governmentwide funding sources for IT modernization and cybersecurity.

IT Modernization

Get Ready for the Pentagon’s Big Cloud Buy

For the first time ever, the Defense Department is primed to spend over $2 billion on cloud computing in fiscal 2019.

Policy

Trump Administration Releases Rural Broadband Strategy

Officials estimate that 24 million people in the United States can't get broadband internet service. Eighty percent of those people live in rural areas.

Emerging Tech

There’s a Big Obstacle to the Pentagon’s New Strategy to Speed AI to Troops

Defense officials want to accelerate the delivery of artificial-intelligence tools from the lab to the field. But it's hard to obtain the massive data streams that make AI work.