2020 will be ‘very telling’ for accelerating rollout of VA’s $2.5B financial management system

The outdated, 30-year-old FMS isn't slated to be fully replaced until 2030 currently.

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TSA needs to continue testing airport scanning tech after deployment, watchdog says

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 22 hours ago

Things like metal detectors and explosive screeners can lose efficacy over time.

CBP decides against changes to its Biometric Exit program

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 2 days ago

U.S. citizens will still be able to opt out of the facial recognition program for international travelers.

VA launches institute to work on AI for veterans programs

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 2 days ago

The institute, led by director Gil Alterovitz, will "prioritize and realize" AI research and development on behalf of veterans.

Google Cloud gets FedRAMP High authorization

by Dave Nyczepir • 3 days ago

The tech company can now offer 17 products to agencies that face stringent security requirements.

DOJ to focus on zero-trust, identity pilots in 2020

by Dave Nyczepir • 4 days ago

DOJ’s attack surface has “expanded dramatically” at the same time its security perimeter has disappeared, according to its CISO.

When it comes to AI for security, ‘the marketing hype is at a 10, and delivery is at a 1’

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 4 days ago

Federal IT leaders weighed in on how they see the landscape at Tuesday's Security Transformation Summit.

CBP eyes including US citizens in Biometric Exit program

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 4 days ago

If implemented, the new rule would represent a marked expansion of the system as it currently exists.

GSA fielding hundreds of comments daily concerning beta.SAM.gov

by Dave Nyczepir • 5 days ago

Some users have taken issue with the two-factor authentication required to access the new federal awards system.

Census hiring systems have issues, report says, but bureau begs to differ

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 5 days ago

In a management alert, the Commerce Department's inspector general says tech challenges led to delays and performance failures during testing. The bureau says the alert is based on old information.

CBP lacked the IT systems to track separated migrant families and knew it, says IG

by Dave Nyczepir • 1 week ago

The agency uncovered IT deficiencies when it attempted a November 2017 initiative mirroring the Department of Homeland Security's 2018 zero-tolerance policy.

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