Emerging Tech

White House Unveils a National Artificial Intelligence Initiative

The executive order calls for agencies to focus on AI, but details and funds are sparse.

IT Modernization

White House CIO Needs Contractor to Help with App Development

The Office of the CIO put out a notice on a new five-year contract to assist with all sorts of application management needs.

Emerging Tech

China’s Rapid AI Development Has Its Limits: Report

Chinese artificial-intelligence researchers are aware of ways their work lags the United States’—and Beijing is working to fix those.

CIO Briefing

Lawmakers Propose a Rotational Program for Federal Cyber Workers

They also introduced bills to bolster counterterrorism efforts, stop robocallers and keep ZTE in check.

Emerging Tech

Amazon Proposes Facial Recognition Guidelines to Policymakers

The company called for “open, honest and earnest dialogue” instead of a ban.

IT Modernization

NASA Picks New Vendor For Renamed $2.9B IT Services Contract

The ACES contract is now NEST, with Leidos taking over the space agency’s central end user IT services contract.

Ideas

3 Steps to a More Secure Federal Supply Chain

A self-assessment is the first step in understanding where potential threats may come from.

Emerging Tech

How the Pentagon is Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth

The Army Research Lab is funding tech that could put the computing power of the cloud in the hands of individual soldiers—and ultimately bring more artificial intelligence to the battlefield.

Emerging Tech

The U.S. Military Is Chopping Up Its Iron Man Suit For Parts

Special Operations Command’s much-anticipated super suit won’t be here for Christmas.

Emerging Tech

Pentagon Researching Bioelectric Implants To Help Troops Heal From Catastrophic Wounds

One of the Pentagon’s new research programs could see biosensors, actuators and even artificial intelligence implanted in soldiers to speed up the body’s healing processes.

CIO Briefing

OPM Announces Change In IT Leadership

The government’s human resources department is getting a new CIO and deputy.

Emerging Tech

How All-Knowing Smartphones Could Become the Pentagon’s Employee Access Cards

An algorithm will track how employees use their phones, how they walk and even where they go to constantly verify users’ identity.

CIO Briefing

When Amazon Went From Big to Unbelievably Big

The data on the company’s real-estate holdings reveal a remarkable inflection point.

Ideas

Rethinking Data Center Optimization with a Service Mentality

These updates can make a real impact if agencies take the right steps.

CIO Briefing

Pentagon Behind in Taking Action on Watchdog’s Recommendations

GAO tells lawmakers Defense’s 67 percent rate of acting on auditors’ advice trails the rest of government.

CIO Briefing

Workplace Theft Is on the Rise

As the line between work and home blurs, office supplies attract sticky fingers.