Emerging Tech

Former NASA Commander Says Space Force 'Incredibly Important'

Pam Melroy also explained how commercial space flights could pave the way for an entirely new tourism paradigm.

IT Modernization

EPA Could Save Taxpayers Thousands of Dollars Through Stronger Oversight of Mobile Phones

The agency “missed an opportunity” to better use $12,000 spent over two years on unnecessary voice and data services, watchdog finds.

IT Modernization

Amazon Will File Injunction to Stop JEDI Work

The latest twist in the Pentagon’s JEDI cloud contract could halt further action.

Emerging Tech

When Both Sides Have Drones, How Do You Know Which Ones to Kill?

The U.S. Army recently tested a system that helps defenders wipe the skies of just the unfriendly aerial robots.

Ideas

One Year In, the Evidence Act is Producing Results

Most have identified evaluation officers and chief data officers and have started developing learning agendas that identify priority areas.

Cybersecurity

Telecom, Software Industry Groups Push Back on Commerce’s Proposed Supply Chain Rule 

One group suggested the proposed rule to ban U.S. entities from buying information technology from foreign adversaries could be illegal.

Emerging Tech

Energy Department Launches Challenge for Next-Gen Storage Technologies

The agency will coordinate a range of research and development funding opportunities, prizes, partnerships and other activities to meet a set of strategic goals by 2030.

Data

FAA Isn’t Using the Troves of Data It’s Collecting on Drone Integration

The Federal Aviation Administration has years of data on operating drones that it could share with stakeholders, auditors said.

Ideas

FITARA Hits Its 5-year Anniversary 

An enhanced scorecard will drive better government services for citizens. 

Emerging Tech

Energy Invests Millions to Launch Strategic Quantum Research Centers

Following a 2018 mandate from President Trump, the department will help build a more comprehensive ecosystem to spark quantum advancements.

Cybersecurity

Iran Is Expanding Its Online Disinformation Operations

Tehran isn’t as practiced as Moscow at purveying propaganda online, but they’re no slouches.

Ideas

Can the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program Secure a Cloud Smart Government?

The good news is that CDM is proactively reaching out to leading cloud service providers for soltuions.

Emerging Tech

House Passes Trio of 5G Security Bills

Together, the measures aim to promote a safer rollout of the highly-anticipated, next-generation mobile networks.

CIO Briefing

White House Plans to Tap SBA Official as Next Deputy Federal CIO

Maria Roat will join the Office of Management and Budget, according to multiple sources.

Ideas

The Sneaky Genius of Facebook's New Preventative Health Tool

The feature looks likely to fill gaps in care—and to further draw users into Facebook’s ecosystem.