Defense agency surmounts ‘big’ security challenge for robotic process automation
A successful proof of concept should pave the way for widespread government use of unattended bots to perform routine tasks and processes, according to an agency official.
DISA plans for more OTAs after early successes
The agency has three new OTAs coming, including an evolution of the military's joint situational awareness system.
Artificial Intelligence in Government Act is back, with ‘smart and effective’ use on senators’ minds
The bill is targeted specifically at getting agencies to use the technology and make the most of it for the public.
Cybersecurity pros could work for multiple agencies under bill passed by Senate
The intent is not only to help fill specific gaps in the workforce, but also to help agencies recruit and retain employees who otherwise might choose Silicon Valley over the government.
DHS orders agencies to patch faster
DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency now gives agencies 15 days after discovery to fix vulnerabilities deemed critical.
OMB issues a new model for federal shared services
Four agencies are heading up initial standardization efforts around human resources, financial services, grants management, and cybersecurity marketplaces.
Federal data strategy formulates around CDOs, incentivizes sharing
“Frankly, right now, when you look at our website it’s ‘Where’s Waldo? We should be pushing data to you," said the Department of Energy CIO.
U.S. Cyber Command shifts its view of success
Success is “not necessarily [about] the department’s outcome,” but is instead about “how can we enable our international partners [and] our domestic partners in industry to be able to defend those things that are critical to our nation’s success.”
Army to kick off IT-as-a-Service procurement with industry day
The service issued a solicitation earlier this month in search of commercial, vendor-owned IT services for its network, end user, and compute and storage needs.
Why technology solutions alone don’t solve government’s modernization woes
People, process and acquisition approaches may be the biggest hurdles as agencies focus on modernizing their systems, expert cautions.