Emerging Tech

NASA’s Planning a New Initiative to Train People How to Make Use of Its Space Data

A NASA initiative aims to teach the public how to effectively use open-source tools and software to answer data-centered questions on their own.

Digital Government

What makes hackathons work

Steve Kelman share recent research on how successful hackathon teams turn out functioning products.

Ideas

Why Open-Source Tech Holds the Key to Modernization

As “avoid vendor lock-in” eclipses “do more with less,” open source offers freedom to tailor mission-specific solutions and cherry-pick right-sized applications.

Cybersecurity

How a software bill of materials can help solve our supply chain woes

As the software equivalent of a list of ingredients seen on food labels, an SBOM would reveal the provenance of direct and indirect dependencies contained in a particular piece of software.

Cybersecurity

Advisory Details How to Defend Container Tech from Crypto Miners

Old fashioned data theft is still the main reason adversaries are targeting a popular open-source application management system.

Cybersecurity

CISA Considering Open-Source Registrar Platform For .Gov Domain

The agency is looking for support services to help manage the .gov registry as it takes control of the top-level domain from GSA.

Ideas

Mars Helicopter Continues to Soar with Open-Source Software

One of the truly amazing things about Ingenuity is that it’s built from commercially available hardware parts and runs on free, open-source software.

Ideas

Modernizing Container Security Is Essential to Secure Application Development

Most traditional security tools agencies rely on aren’t designed to effectively show what’s going on inside of a container.

Digital Government

Google wins decade-old software case against Oracle

The Supreme Court ruled that Google was within its rights to copy and repurpose 11,500 lines of Java software code in the Android mobile operating system.

Ideas

Program Lets Users Design Their Own Quantum Computers

This is the first time that most people will be able to “touch” quantum computing.

Emerging Tech

VA Launches New Platform to Send Veterans Personalized Notifications

Open-source software—developed abroad—supports a new tool that allows the agency to send confirmations and other details through email or text.

Emerging Tech

DARPA, Linux Foundation Partner to Advance 5G

A new agreement will create an open-source software ecosystem to support government technology research and development.

Emerging Tech

NTIA, Pentagon Move to Tackle 5G Interoperability Complexities

The aim would be to accelerate the production of an “open 5G stack ecosystem.”

Emerging Tech

Energy Wants Software Sophisticated Enough to Run on Exascale Supercomputers

The agency is offering up to $32 million for open-source chemical sciences-centered codes.

Ideas

The Chinese MSS Is Attacking Us with Our Own Tools

Here’s how to get ahead of the adversary with integrated cyber defenses.

Cybersecurity

Hackers Connected to China Have Compromised U.S. Government Systems, CISA says

Using publicly disclosed code and vulnerabilities, attackers appear to be winning a crucial race against defenders.

Cybersecurity

CISA Warns of Vulnerabilities in Popular Domain Name System Software 

Security advisories note attackers could remotely exploit flaws to cause a denial of service.