MITRE Corp.’s Center for Data-Driven Policy is urging Congress and the Biden administration to embark on a new campaign to speed the migration of Federal agencies away from legacy IT technologies, and to hold government’s feet to the fire on that effort by providing transparent ways to track progress.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has selected Prashant Bhardwaj to lead its recently established Office of Financial Technology.
During the United States’ second Summit for Democracy held in Washington, D.C. this week, the White House highlighted key steps the Biden-Harris administration has taken to advance innovation in emerging technologies, as well as unveiled a slew of new initiatives to continue to build on its work.
Verizon Public Sector announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded the company a 15-year, $2.4 billion contract to design, build, operate, and maintain the FAA’s next-generation communications platform.
The General Service Administration (GSA) has announced the release of a new set of guidelines that Federal agencies should follow to securely purchase 5G technology to meet their missions.
Senate Intelligence Committee members expressed frustration this week about an evident lack of efficiency among government agencies when it comes to hiring process conducted by U.S. intelligence agencies.
A new audit put out by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) of the IRS has found that the agency has not been keeping accurate estimates of taxes that have gone uncollected.
The perfect data management approach doesn’t exist, according to government experts. And because nobody’s perfect, they advised organizations to stop striving for perfection in data management and instead settle for “good enough” to reach effectiveness.
The Federal government is rapidly moving to cloud-native technologies to drive digital transformation and accelerate IT modernization, seeking to reap the benefits of cloud computing as agencies overhaul legacy systems.
A new watchdog report found that the Department of Defense’s (DoD) networks remain vulnerable three years after military services misconfigured remote access software.
U.S. Army officials said this week that they are relying on bring-your-own-device (BYOD) technologies to connect service members and provide secure access to government data, with a focus on Army Reserve and National Guard units that have the most geographically dispersed and complex IT user population across the Federal government.
March 31 – which for years has been marked in the technology community as World Backup Day – also qualifies as a great reminder to governments, businesses, and citizens that putting into place correct data backup strategies is a strong front-line defense against the scourge of ransomware attacks.
Chairman Jon Tester, D-Mont., and his Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee colleagues Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, are planning to introduce legislation in the coming days that would increase oversight of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) program, order technical fixes to current problems with the system, and leave room for the agency to pursue alternative tech strategies if need be.
The Department of Defense (DoD) is continuing to make headway on adoption of cloud computing and the implementation of a zero trust computing environment, top DoD officials told lawmakers at a March 29 Senate hearing.
A top workforce executive at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) said today that the agency is planning to roll out version one of its Federal cyber workforce dashboard in the next month or two.
The General Services Administration (GSA) Technology Transformation Services (TTS) organization has released a new request for information (RFI) for Login.gov’s next-generation identity proofing solutions.
Government mission partners are investing billions of dollars in research and development on artificial intelligence (AI), and those investments will dramatically improve their ability – and their agency customers’ ability – to make informed decisions, conserve budget dollars, and deploy workers more efficiently, government technology solution providers noted at NVIDIA’s recent Developer Conference.
A top official from the General Services Administration (GSA) today pledged the agency’s commitment to fully implement recommendations from a recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) report that revealed that GSA misled Federal agencies for years by falsely claiming that its identity-proofing website – Login.gov – met government standards for identity-proofing.
The Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) and the National Space Council convened government and industry leaders this week to discuss bolstering cybersecurity in the space systems ecosystem, and the White House tasked several Federal agencies with new marching orders to start pushing toward that goal.
President Biden has signed a presidential determination (PD) authorizing the use of the Defense Production Act (DPA) to support the nation’s domestic Printed Circuit Boards (PrCB) and Advanced Packaging industrial base.
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) $842 billion budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2024 is “strategy-driven” and critical to the nation’s challenge to keep pace with China, a top Defense official told lawmakers during a March 28 Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted today to approve several bills that impact government technology use including legislation on open source software security, Federal data center security, and digital identification.
NASA is looking to consolidate contracts across three different cloud service providers into a single agency-wide contract vehicle to meet the agency’s growing need for cloud services provided by small business resellers.
A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds that the Department of Defense (DoD) needs to take action to improve its ability to recruit and retain qualified enlisted personnel and officers – including by means such as tracking cybersecurity personnel data by work role.
The White House is targeting June to release its implementation plan for the National Cybersecurity Strategy (NCS) unveiled earlier this month, an Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) spokesperson confirmed to MeriTalk.
A bipartisan bill from Reps. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., and Richard Hudson, R-N.C., is aiming to accelerate Federal efforts to modernize the country’s rapidly aging 9-1-1 systems.
The Senate Judiciary Committee held its annual oversight hearing on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today, where conversations about leveraging emerging technologies – like AI – took center stage amidst the growing, bipartisan concern surrounding the nation’s opioid crisis.
The Department of Transportation (DoT) has received its first-ever Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) award worth $6.43 million to use in helping to upgrade tech at the agency’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) component, according to DoT Chief Information Officer (CIO) Cordell Schachter.
The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and five other Federal government agencies have announcedcreation of a prototype version of an integrated data and knowledge infrastructure program that they say will form the basis of a far-reaching “open knowledge network.”
A bipartisan group of senators has reintroduced legislation that aims to boost the physical and digital security of Federal data centers against potential threats.