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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.

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.

Lawmakers Summon 8chan Owner to Testify Before Congress

The congressmen want to know how the platform is working to help stop the spread of extremist content online.

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Iran Has Hundreds of Naval Mines. U.S. Navy Minesweepers Find Old Dishwashers and Car Parts.

That there are problems with the mine warfare unit is well known to the Navy.

Boost in High School Students Taking Advanced Computer Science Could Change the Face of Tech

A more diverse workforce could lead to technology that serves the needs of all, not some.

Video-Game Violence Is Now a Partisan Issue

For decades, both Republicans and Democrats saw games as cultural dangers. That changed after the Parkland shooting.

Lawmakers Look to Virtual Reality for Training Feds

"It's not just a video game," says spokeswoman for New York Democrat who wrote bill creating advisory committee.

Will Hurd, The Most Vocal Lawmaker on Federal IT Issues, Won’t Seek Reelection

The three-term congressman plans to keep pushing on government IT issues from the private sector.

The Role States Are Playing in Expanding Broadband Access

New research offers a window into what states are doing to help get about 20 million Americans who now lack reliable, high-speed internet connected with the service.