Maria Roat officially named deputy Federal CIO
The prominent leader in the federal IT space leaves the Small Business Administration, where she has had first-hand experience with the pressures on federal IT created by the coronavirus pandemic.
Federal CIOs directed to tag coronavirus announcements for search engines
The new standard tags, created by tech community Schema.org, prioritize information on COVID-19 prevention, disease spread, quarantine rules, travel guidance, and testing.
The White House did not influence JEDI award, inspector general says
The watchdog also found that DOD improperly sharing Microsoft’s proprietary information and other source selection information with Amazon.
Supercomputing consortium adds members as number of coronavirus projects increases, too
AMD, NVIDIA and the National Center for Atmospheric Research's Wyoming Supercomputing Center have joined the growing group. A White House official the consortium has provided computing for 15 projects.
An unprecedented wave of personal data could be heading to federal agencies
Under the national coronavirus emergency, companies don't need much permission to give up people's data to the federal government. Privacy advocates are concerned with how agencies will gather, store and utilize it.
‘CEOs are stepping up’ free-of-charge. How the tech industry is helping government during COVID-19
The tech sector is "stepping up" to help the government as it struggles with the unprecedented demand of responding to the COVID crisis and the consequent teleworking.