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Defense Department Inaction Is Hurting Effort to Improve Pentagon Efficiency

Officials are nearly two years late in meeting some congressional requirements, a watchdog found.

Playing Defense Against Chinese Tech Threats ‘Will Only Get Us So Far,’ Lawmaker Says 

Rep. Mike Gallagher said the government needs to take a more active role in curbing the global rise of Huawei and other Chinese tech companies.

Coordinated Ransomware Attack in Texas Seen as Escalation From Prior Hacks

Twenty-three local governments were attacked over the weekend. The willingness of city governments to pay ransoms may be emboldening opportunistic hackers, security experts warn.

4 Recommendations for a Strong Federal Data Strategy

We can expand upon the recommended actions to ensure federal agencies leverage data to advance their missions.

Regulating Facebook, Google and Amazon Is Hard Given Their Bewildering Complexity

Whether you’re an individual, business, or government, if you need the internet, you need their services.

Cloud Smarter

A deep dive into the White House’s finalized cloud computing guidance for federal agencies. 

Fewer Than Half of States Take These Two Election Security Precautions

The Brennan Center for Justice found only 24 states will both have voting systems that create a paper trail and require audits of the 2020 election results.

Federal Ban on Chinese Telecom Equipment Takes Effect

Contracting officers will have new disclosure provisions to include in contracts issued after Aug. 13.

Energy Department Never Blacklists Risky Nuclear Tech Vendors, GAO Says

The process is too time-consuming and narrow to be effective, according to officials at the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Industry Group Asks U.S. CTO and FAA Administrator to Focus on Large Drone Regulations

The Federal Aviation Administration is working on regulations for small drone flights but has yet to take up unmanned systems over 55 pounds.

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First-Ever Winners of Theodore Roosevelt Government Leadership Awards Announced

Honorees are an all-star team of distinguished federal officials and industry partners.

Chinese Propaganda Goes Tech-savvy to Reach a New Generation

Party propaganda has morphed from dry sermons to "indoctritainment."

NIST Lays Out Roadmap for Developing Artificial Intelligence Standards

The plan is meant to help federal leaders roll out standards that reduce the potential risks of AI without stifling innovation. 

OMB, GSA Will Review All Agency IT Spend Reporting Tools Before Purchase

Agencies will have to use GSA schedules to acquire their Technology Business Management tools.

Pentagon Makes Its Case for JEDI

The Pentagon defended its JEDI acquisition Friday and pushed back against “myths” and misinformation.

The Trump Administration Finally Has a Top Procurement Administrator

Innovation, cost efficiency, cybersecurity protections, small business partnerships and category management are all on Michael Wooten’s agenda.

GAO Wants Tech to Shed Light on the Commercial Offices It Rents

The agency is inviting interested small business vendors to submit a quote by early September.