IT Modernization

NSF Kicks Off Final Phase of Workforce Reskilling App Competition

The Career Compass Challenge aims to build an app that matches feds to the tech jobs based on their current skills and interests.

Emerging Tech

The Pentagon is Investing in Space Robots to Repair Satellites

The robots would service military, government and commercial spacecraft more than 22,000 miles above the Earth.

Emerging Tech

FCC Commissioner Wants Community Colleges to Become Pipelines for America’s 5G Workforce

An FCC Commissioner hopes to mirror Aiken Technical College’s Tower Installation Program in other schools across the country.

Emerging Tech

FBI’s Facial Recognition Programs Under Fire Over Privacy, Accuracy Concerns

The bureau has largely ignored the Government Accountability Office’s concerns about its use of facial recognition in criminal investigations.

IT Modernization

HHS Seeks to Spur Breakthroughs in Treating Kidney Disease

The KidneyX Innovation Accelerator incentivizes entrepreneurs and innovators to revolutionize the way kidney disease is treated.

CIO Briefing

Amazon’s Retreat From Seattle

Amazon is moving its presence eastward, sometimes into smaller communities.

Emerging Tech

IARPA is Investing in AI That Constantly Analyzes Worldwide Satellite Images

The IC envisions a system that can stitch together archived and real-time data from satellites, and link it to footage from planes, drones and other aircraft.

Emerging Tech

Should We Give Kids an Internet of Their Own?

Instead of regulating the internet to protect young people, give them a youth-net of their own.

News

Floating Cities Aren’t the Answer to Climate Change

UN-Habitat is looking at high-tech urban islands as a potential survival fix for communities at risk from rising seas. This isn’t what resilience looks like.

CIO Briefing

Trump Announces Deal to End Longest-Ever Shutdown — For Now

Congress is expected to quickly pass a new stopgap spending measure to reopen the government through Feb. 15.

CIO Briefing

Tech Industry Group Names New Leader

After a strategy change late last year, the Information Technology Industry Council has picked a new chief executive officer.

Emerging Tech

Pentagon Doesn’t Want Real Artificial Intelligence In War, Former Official Says

No one at the Defense Department wants weapons that make their own decisions, said former Deputy Secretary Bob Work.

CIO Briefing

IBM Buys RedHat in $34 Billion Deal

One of the biggest tech acquisitions ever revolves around cloud computing.

CIO Briefing

Porn-Watching Employee Infected Government Networks With Russian Malware, IG Says

Government auditors traced a malware infection back to a single porn-watching employee within the U.S. Geological Survey.

Cybersecurity

White House Reorganization Addresses Cyber Workforce Gap

The White House wants to build a single, unified strategy for strengthening the cybersecurity workforce at every agency across government.

Cybersecurity

Senate Bill Boosts Homeland Security Cyber Funding

The bill increases spending on Homeland Security’s Einstein and Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation cyber systems.

Cybersecurity

Inspector General Confirms Investigation into HHS Cyber Center

The office previously declined to confirm the investigation into the center, where two top officials were reassigned in September.

Emerging Tech

Government Seeks Biometric Tech That Doesn’t Need People To Scan Fingerprints

New technology suggests automated machines might be the ones scanning your fingerprints from surfaces in the near future.

CIO Briefing

Trump Budget Calls for Slight Increase In IT Spending

The president’s 2019 budget proposal includes $45.8 billion for IT infrastructure and services, with $210 million for the Technology Modernization Fund.