The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on deepfakes, a technology which uses artificial intelligence (AI) and can depict someone appearing to say or do something they never did. […]

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) IT Reform Act of 2019 passed the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Feb. 13, paving the way for its move to the Senate floor.






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Yemi Oshinnaiye speaking during his panel on DCOI

For Yemi Oshinnaiye, Deputy Chief Information Officer at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), DevOps is a movement toward a workplace culture that increases flow. It’s about getting things to the user faster, said Oshinnaiye, speaking today at the DevOps Forum hosted by the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) […] […]

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is moving to a new headquarters building near Union Station in Washington, D.C. as a “big component” of its current IT modernization journey, according to CIO Francisco Salguero.






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USDA Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is not regularly assessing the effectiveness and impact of its business centers, a key part of the agency’s reform efforts, and has no plans to do so, the Government Accountability Office reported on Feb. 19.






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FCC

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Director Walter Copan announced Feb. 19 that just one month after the version 1.0 release of the agency’s privacy framework, NIST is already working on a privacy guide for small- and medium-sized businesses.






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Veterans Affairs VA Vets

The Veterans Affairs Administration said today it is partnering with Verizon, Microsoft, and Medivis on Project Convergence, which aims to identify clinical uses for technology that combine health innovations with 5G wireless communications capabilities.






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The Department of Defense (DoD), Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) detailed a North Korean hacking operation that employs even pieces of malware.






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DHS Homeland Security

While the 2020 election cycle has been officially underway for less than a month, there have already been significant technology concerns. While the most notable tech concern was the Feb. 3 Iowa Caucus, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) raised additional concerns in a report published Feb. 13.






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Karen Evans

Department of Energy (DoE) Secretary Dan Brouillette announced in a Feb. 13 memo that Karen Evans will leave her post as assistant secretary for Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER). She will be succeeded by Alexander Gates.






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