Industry

To Future-Proof the American Economy, We Need 5 Million Digital Jobs in 5 Years

The challenge isn’t having enough workers to fill these roles: It’s that available workers aren’t trained in these high-demand areas.

Space Tourism – 20 Years in the Making – Is Finally Ready for Launch

With companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin hoping to build a future for humanity in space, space tourism is a way to demonstrate both the safety and reliability of space travel to the general public.

Court to Explore Whether Trump Administration Interfered in JEDI Cloud Contract

The Defense Department previously said lengthy litigation could bring the contract’s future into question.

Biden Signs Executive Order Requiring Federal Contractors to Pay a $15 Minimum Wage

White House says these employees are “critical” to the federal government’s operations. 

General Motors Licenses Neural Network Tech from National Lab

The artificial intelligence-driven system can design thousands of networks in hours instead of years.

Study Shines a Light on Big Tech’s AI Investments

The study was based on research papers from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft.

Free the Data: Vice Chiefs Launch an Acquisition Crusade

Better access to weapon data is crucial to faster Pentagon purchasing — and dangerous to industry business models.

DOD’s Cybersecurity Accreditation Partner Working to Address Conflict of Interest Issues

Multiple members of the Accreditation Body’s board of directors also serve as consultants in the cybersecurity space, which critics say gives them an unfair advantage to cash in on the program.

Human Rights Organizations Call for Corporate Ban on Facial Recognition Tech

The organizations called facial recognition "inherently discriminatory and dangerous."

FCC to Consider Proposal Enabling Spectrum for Commercial Space Launches

Companies currently are approved on an ad-hoc basis to share the federal spectrum during specific operations. 

DOD Concludes Review of First CMMC Certification Organization

The Accreditation Body in charge of the department’s developing certification program also has a notable new leader as others take their leave.

Microsoft to Produce Augmented Reality Headsets Under $21B Army Contract

The Army’s Integrated Visual Augmentation system headset is based on Microsoft’s HoloLens gaming device.

Gallup: Americans’ Anxiety About Energy Prices, Supply Sharply Rises

In the organization’s latest poll, 73% of those surveyed say they worry a “great deal/fair amount” about the availability and affordability of energy.

Why Can't the IRS Just Send Americans a Refund – or a Bill?

At least 30 countries permit return-free filing, including Denmark, Sweden, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Watchdog Says Software Development Issues May Force F-35 Delay

The Government Accountability Office found the Defense Department’s current modernization schedule “is not rooted in reality.”

DISA’s Infrastructure as Code Partnerships Aim to Speed Up Defense Cloud Adoption

Microsoft and Amazon Web Services are working to create preconfigured templates for defense agencies.