The Latest Updates on Technology and the Business of Government

L3Harris Will Develop NOAA’s Next-Gen Earth Imaging in $765M Deal

The GeoXO Imager will help to observe and monitor weather, the ocean and atmosphere, among other things in a collaboration between NOAA, NASA and L3Harris as part of the GeoXO mission.

White House Budget Seeks to Bolster US Tech Development, Modernize Standards

The Biden administration’s fiscal year 2024 budget request would, in part, boost federal spending to address “the ongoing cyber threat” and “modernize services” across government.

GSA: Odd Email About Changes to SAM Registration Info Was a Glitch, Not a Hack

The agency said the emails were generated in error and likely unrelated to the unscheduled downtime Wednesday morning.

First CHIPS for America Funding is Now Available

The $39 billion will go towards American semiconductor manufacturing.

Energy Provides $48M Toward Electric Grid Modernization Projects

The projects will be managed by Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E.

House Oversight Subcommittee Ranking Members, Assignments Announced

Virginia Democrat Gerry Connolly will serve as ranking member of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Government Innovation.

FTC Launches New Office of Technology for ‘In-House Skills’

The launch of the Federal Trade Commission’s tech-focused office comes as federal regulators have ramped up investigations into the practices of large technology companies.

VA Announces Winners of $20M Challenge to Prevent Veteran Suicides

The 10 winners of the VA’s Mission Daybreak challenge developed innovative solutions that leveraged technology, artificial intelligence and mobile apps to help reduce the number of veteran suicides.

AWS Touts Modular Data Center for Defense Department

The cloud giant’s latest offering is specifically for Defense Department customers through its new $9 billion cloud contract.

Iranian American Convicted of Sanctions Evasion with ‘Top-Tier’ Tech

Kambiz Attar Kashani worked to ship sensitive technologies to Iranian end users despite U.S.-imposed sanctions.

National Cyber Director to Retire Next Week

Chris Inglis will retire almost two years after beginning the job.

Biden’s State of the Union Highlights Semiconductor Success and Big Tech Privacy Concerns

The president applauded the CHIPS and Science Act and urged lawmakers to crack down on big tech’s data privacy and surveillance practices.

VA Centers Talent Recruitment and Remote Work in Its Operations Revamp 

The agency’s chief people officer described efforts to attract high-skilled workers affected by layoffs across the tech sector and expand telework opportunities to modernize tech-centric operations.

NSA Bills Itself as a 'Soft Landing Place' for Laid off Tech Workers

The intelligence agency has been quietly moving over the past few months to recruit talented workers affected by the wave of layoffs at tech companies and startups.