Senators envision International Technology Partnership to oppose China’s dominance of emerging tech

A new bill would create a Technology Partnership Office within the State Department to pursue policy, research and investment collaboration among democratic countries.

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Report: OMB should devise a new server-use metric for agency data centers

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Agencies currently report underused servers based on their own definitions, which ignores their progress toward efficiency goals, according to GAO.

GSA making interagency data and cloud collaboration easier mid-pandemic

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The crisis has highlighted policy barriers and the need for better, faster data-sharing agreements between agencies.

CIOs are working with CXOs more, but still largely in an advisory role

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The Office of Federal Student Aid is working on upgrading IT and improving CX simultaneously, but CX teams remain relatively new.

Cybersecurity and IT top GAO’s High Risk List, yet again

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Leadership commitment to national cybersecurity regressed, in large part due to the lack of a comprehensive National Cyber Strategy or national cyber director.

Catalog management leads GSA’s planned federal marketplace updates for 2021

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Also: beta.SAM.gov will lose the "beta" with an IAE merger this spring.

Basic cybersecurity standards must start with procurements, experts say

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Agencies will avoid becoming victims of future hacks, like the one SolarWinds experienced, by considering the risks of software before they buy.

Pandemic pushed National Cancer Institute to commercial software for telemedicine, CIO says

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The institute switched to Microsoft Teams for telemedicine amid the pandemic because it was quick to scale, cheap and user-friendly.

SBA adapting IT systems providing COVID-19 relief amid program changes

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The Biden administration made more changes to the Paycheck Protection Program on Wednesday, necessitating tweaks to E-Tran.

NIH advances COVID-19 health status reporting and contact tracing pilot with IBM

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The company will be allowed to deploy its Digital Health Pass platform at Washington, D.C.'s water utility to help manage employees during the pandemic.

Machine learning speeding up patent classifications at USPTO

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The agency sent its top engineers to Google to be certified in TensorFlow and develop neural network feedback loops for patent examiners to rate algorithms.

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