Policy

‘Thanks for Flying SpaceX’

After a successful splashdown, SpaceX is poised to take over the job of shuttling American astronauts to space.

5 Ways the FITARA Scorecard May Evolve 

Ten scorecards later, lawmakers and experts are looking for new ways to update the metrics on which agencies are graded.

More Federal Funds Could Help Small Jurisdictions With Technical Tools to Secure Elections, Expert Says

The potential for disinformation to disrupt the process casts a shadow on significant improvements made since 2016.

Trump Administration Issues Guidance on Overhauling Federal Hiring to Emphasize Skills Over Degrees

The guidance will help agencies implement an executive order President Trump signed in June.

Most Agencies Are C-Students on 10th FITARA Scorecard

The latest FITARA scorecard marked a milestone since the first report in 2015—no agency received a D or an F grade. But fewer agencies improved grades this time around. 

Lawmakers Push FTC to Investigate Online Advertisers Tracking and Selling of Consumers’ Data

They warn consumers’ bidstream data can be used to “compile exhaustive dossiers about them.”

Lack of Public Data Hampers COVID-19 Fight

Thin public health budgets and dated technology stymie reporting efforts.

GSA Enters Third Phase of Multiple Award Schedule Consolidation

Customers will be able to find a company's offerings under one identifier.

Why America Is Afraid of TikTok

The company’s founder says in an interview that he wants it to be “a window” on the world. A Republican senator says it is a “Trojan horse.”

The Tech Companies Already Won

Antitrust could break up the big players. It wouldn’t change everyday life.

EU’s First Cyber Sanctions Target Russian, North Koreans, Chinese Attackers

The EU singled out perpetrators that attacked British hospitals, Ukrainian infrastructure, and the Pyeongchang Olympics.

State Department Brings Financing Partners to Help Fund Huawei Alternatives

The State Department is working with financial institutions to help close deals for Western technology providers around the globe, an official says.

Senate Passes Veterans Affairs IT Reform Act

The bill would require annual reports on projects that cost more than $25 million and affirm CIO authority in planning.

CISA Releases Final TIC 3 Guidance

The agency plans to finalize the first two use cases for the Trusted Internet Connection program later this summer.

Democratic Senators Introduce Bill to Include Feds in Coronavirus Response Decisions

A task force of administration and union officials would make recommendations for how agencies should protect workers during the pandemic.