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Brandi Vincent

Staff Correspondent

Brandi Vincent reports on emerging technology, security, and innovation. Before joining Nextgov, she helped create news for millennials at Snapchat and broadcast and digital media at NBC News. Brandi grew up in south Louisiana and received a master's in journalism from the University of Maryland.
CIO Briefing

To Unleash a Modern Workforce, America Must Revamp Education

Federal leaders say the nation needs to pivot education towards tech-focused training in fields like robotics.

Cybersecurity

Trump Issues Executive Order Over Tech Threats from Foreign Adversaries

The president directed the Commerce Secretary to establish when transactions could put national security at risk.

Emerging Tech

Former Federal CIO: Artificial Intelligence Will Change the World

Applying the technology to raw data sets may help transform government IT projects, Vivek Kundra said.

IT Modernization

The Pentagon’s Software Buying Has Been Outdated Since 1987

The Defense Department needs to rethink how it buys and develops software, according to Defense Innovation Board report.

IT Modernization

Survey: Agencies Still Rely Largely on Manual Business Processes

A recent survey found agencies’ efforts to modernize business processes are immature.

Cybersecurity

Trump Signs Executive Order to Boost Federal Cyber Workforce

Initiatives include cyber aptitude assessments for agency insiders and a President’s Cup cybersecurity competition.

Cybersecurity

GAO Flags New Cybersecurity Issues for Upcoming Census

The bureau needs to fix vulnerabilities faster, upon hundreds of other security issues the congressional watchdog previously identified.

Emerging Tech

White House Kicks Off Effort to Develop Artificial Intelligence Standards

The administration wants public feedback to help shape the National Institute of Standards and Technology-led effort.

IT Modernization

Air Force Awards $76 Million to Fund Device Management and IT Support

Unisys Corporation was selected to help consolidate multiple toolsets and service desks into a single entity.

IT Modernization

Energy Department Awards $2 Billion IT Services Contract

Accenture Federal Services secured a blanket purchase order agreement to help the department migrate to a cloud-based IT services model.

CIO Briefing

When the Bureaucracy is Stifling, Recharge

Part of being an innovator at work involves avoiding burnout, federal officials said.

Cybersecurity

Cyber Officials Swear They Aren't the Enemy

Federal cyber officials want to help agencies build more secure health care systems, not just say no.

Emerging Tech

FDA Approves First Device to Treat Kids with ADHD

A nerve-stimulating medical device sends therapeutic signals to parts of the brain thought to be involved in ADHD.

Cybersecurity

Report: Weaponized PDFs on the Rise

The form of malware is targeting mostly the United States and Britain.

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.