White House fills out its quantum advisory committee
Comprised of industry, university, federal lab, and agency experts, the body will meet at least twice a year to advise on quantum policy.
The Census Bureau has little time left to complete IT systems testing
The bureau shortened its timeframe for collecting and processing 2020 census data, and not all the systems are ready, according to the Government Accountability Office.
New data aggregation and analysis tools aid crisis response
IT leaders discuss a new suite of data analysis tools built to aggregate and analyze multiple sources of data for effective crisis response.
Air Force selects pool for $400M ‘Skyborg’ contract for autonomous drone systems
Boeing, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Kratos Defense and Northrop Grumman all will be able to vie for work on the highly networked technology.
Hurd and Kelly propose new workforce AI strategy
Reps. Hurd and Kelly published an AI workforce white paper a year in the making that recommends a "re-imagining" of education to be a life-long pursuit to close the AI skills gap.
CMMC requirements show up in GSA’s STARS III contract
It appears GSA beat DOD to its own punch. CMMC language was put into GSA's $50 billion STARS III IT contract, giving the agency the right to require certifications in the future.
National security-focused Anduril raises $200M in venture funding
Silicon Valley tech company Anduril scored big in its latest round of investment.
CBP looks to standardize its hybrid cloud environment
Standardization will let the agency build applications once and move them anywhere in the environment, but more resources are needed.
Why data virtualization offers a better path to decision making
Data lakes have been all the rage, but for federated data, virtualization fabrics offer greater speed, agility and utility for more users.
White House prioritizes skills-based federal hiring in executive order
The order will allow agencies to vet "candidates using assessment methods that more directly determine whether job seekers possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to do the job they're applying for," said Michael Rigas.