Emerging Tech

Lawmakers Want Better Answers from Amazon About Facial Matching Program

As law enforcement agencies experiment with the tech, lawmakers push for details about accuracy and privacy.

Emerging Tech

Finally, the Self-Driving Car

Google’s sister company Waymo built the self-driving car. Now it needs to bring it to life.

Cybersecurity

Technology Transformation Service Wants to Beef Up Email Security

GSA’s tech innovation shop met the initial DMARC requirement but now wants to include the security measure on all its email domains.

Emerging Tech

Quantum Computing That Can Crack Modern Encryption More Than a Decade Away

A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine suggests encryption-cracking quantum computers are possible, but won’t be built in the immediate future.

Emerging Tech

DHS is Exploring How Blockchain Can Stop Counterfeits and Forgeries

The agency is funding research that uses blockchain to make sure people are who they claim to be.

Cybersecurity

South Bend’s Mayor on What Local Governments Can Learn From Estonia

The Indiana city’s new mobility-as-a-service pilot is helping low-income shift workers commute for free.

IT Modernization

FBI Issues Timeline for $5 Billion IT Contract Solicitation

The bureau’s ITSSS contract has gone through a lot of changes recently but officials expect to have the draft and final RFPs out early next year.

Emerging Tech

DISA Outlines Plans to Wall Off the Public Internet

The agency extended the deadlines for vendors to submit white papers for the cloud-based system.

CIO Briefing

IG Shines Light On GSA’s Major Management Challenges

Recovering funds, retiring employees and making procurement efficient are just some of the hurdles the agency must clear.

Cybersecurity

Senators Call For A Data Security Law

The Marriott breach—the latest of many mega-breaches—inspired some lawmakers to push for new privacy legislation.

CIO Briefing

Here's What You Need to Know About Wednesday's Government Closure

The day of mourning for President George H.W. Bush will be treated like a holiday for pay and leave purposes.

Emerging Tech

10 Problems DHS Wants Innovative Small Businesses to Solve in 2019

The department will be offering millions of dollars to small businesses able to offer solutions to these 10 tough technical problems.

Emerging Tech

A Map That Tracks Everything

Blockchain-based mapping hopes to replace GPS. Can it be trusted?

Data

Census Project Matches Your Agency's Data with Civic Innovators

Through The Opportunity Project, the bureau is connecting data-laden federal agencies with private-sector innovators who can use that data to solve real problems.