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The Department of the Interior is really excited about drones

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 2 days ago

Fighting wildfires is one big use case.

GAO positions AI, blockchain as society-altering tech

by Carten Cordell • 2 days ago

The office’s five-year strategic plan calls for more federal research spending to drive the potential of five emerging technologies.

House committee chides Census Bureau for failure to deliver information about IT systems

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 3 days ago

"The Bureau’s failure to respond to the Committee’s request is unacceptable," the letter to acting Director Ron Jarmin reads. "Provide the requested documents and information immediately."

Two senators say CBP can’t detect if passport chips are tampered with

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 3 days ago

Sens. Ron Wyden and Claire McCaskill say there are weaknesses in CBP's ability to authenticate the electronic RFID chips in U.S. passports.

GSA’s IT modernization efforts will take a village, Zielinski says

by Carten Cordell • 3 days ago

Officials said building the government's future IT infrastructure will depend heavily on the collaboration of the Federal Acquisition Service's components.

Air Force awards first ‘Spark Tank’ to mid-flight refueling innovation

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 3 days ago

The challenge aims to encourage "intrapreneurship."

Knight Point Systems scores $902M DOD communications contract

by Billy Mitchell • 3 days ago

The Reston, Virginia-based contractor also won DISA's $298 million predecessor contract.

The VA wants to use machine learning to detect patient deterioration

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 3 days ago

DeepMind and the VA plan use AI to analyze about 700,000 anonymized health records and develop machine learning algorithms that "will accurately identify risk factors for patient deterioration and predict its onset."

GSA points to Alliant 2 success for future of industry engagement

by Carten Cordell • 4 days ago

The agency thinks its most recent IT contract could provide a solution to better communicate with industry.

How the HHS Data Science CoLab is iterating ahead of second cohort

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 4 days ago

Organizers are carefully considering who the program should cater to and how it can have the most impact.

With $30B IT contract expiring, FBI issues RFI for cloud services

by Carten Cordell • 5 days ago

With its $30 billion IT contract set to expire this fall, the FBI is looking for industry input on a wide-ranging cloud computing solution.

Army Research Lab RFI calls for IT modernization, cloud

by Carten Cordell • 5 days ago

The ARL issued a request for information Monday for solutions to help update its 1.3 petabyte data storage environment.

Evolving Government: Simplified expense management can change the way government does business

by Tara Bonnell • 5 days ago

Innovating the expense reimbursement process for government could bring large savings in time and money, and add transparency.

Needed at IARPA: Better tools for drone surveillance

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 5 days ago

The advanced research office is interested in better automatic object recognition algorithms for imagery gathered by drones.

Agencies need to better track adoption of cyber framework in critical infrastructure, GAO says

by Carten Cordell • 1 week ago

A new report found a lack of insight into the progress of federal efforts to promote critical infrastructure adoption of the NIST cybersecurity framework.

Trump tech adviser Reed Cordish out after a year

by Billy Mitchell • 1 week ago

Cordish said he never planned to stay more than a year and that he'll return to the family real estate business.

Grace Koh departs White House tech, telecoms and cyber role

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 1 week ago

Abigail Slater, currently general counsel at the Internet Association, will take over.

These 10 companies are building ‘counter-drone’ tech in the Air Force accelerator

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 1 week ago

The technologies under development really run the gamut.

Inside DHS’s complicated relationship with industry

by Carten Cordell • 1 week ago

A new report found divides between industry and agency officials on each's responsibility for pitfalls in acquisitions and the pursuit for innovation.

Getting AI to ‘do more for less money’ will take up-front investment, experts tell lawmakers

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 week ago

It's not just about funding research and development, it's also about training the right people, witnesses told a House subcommittee.

Pentagon to host industry day for commercial cloud acquisition

by Billy Mitchell • 1 week ago

The industry day will hopefully solidify how DOD plans to buy commercial cloud services across its enterprise.

DOD looking for the next GPS

by Billy Mitchell • 2 weeks ago

Satellite-based GPS has become "contested" and "vulnerable" and can no longer be relied on, a top Pentagon IT official said.

Defense Digital Service revamps Code.mil with clearer, more accessible guidance

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 2 weeks ago

Over the past year the team has learned that guidance on how to release code as open source must be as straightforward as possible.

GSA merges shared services team and management councils into new office

by Carten Cordell • 2 weeks ago

The new entity will serve as the integrator for the administration’s broader acquisition and performance management goals.

GSA awards $15B Alliant 2 contract to 81 small businesses

by Carten Cordell • 2 weeks ago

GSA officials tapped 81 small businesses to fulfill its 10-year, $15-billion IT services contract.

Trump taps Army’s Nakasone as next NSA, Cyber Command head

by FedScoop Staff • 2 weeks ago

FedScoop's sister publication CyberScoop reported in recent weeks that Nakasone was the favorite to land the job.

Mulvaney touts R&D increase, but some accounts would take cuts

by Carten Cordell • 2 weeks ago

The OMB director extolled proposed increases for research & development, but some agencies tasked with technology development are taking a hit.

Trump budget would create a Technology Business Management office housed within GSA

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 2 weeks ago

As an early adopter, GSA can help guide other agencies in using TBM practices.

The on-ramp to FedRAMP is automation

by Milica Green • 2 weeks ago

The future of FedRAMP is fewer hassles, more templates and automation, this op-ed argues.

2019 budget request includes plans to train feds for emerging tech

by Carten Cordell • 2 weeks ago

The request included a $50 million fund to improve federal recruitment and retention of technology personnel.

General Dynamics to acquire CSRA in multibillion-dollar deal

by Michelai Graham • 2 weeks ago

GD's acquisition of CSRA will cost $9.6 billion, including $2.8 billion in CRSA debt.

OMB launches updated Performance.gov with IT modernization ‘backbone’

by Billy Mitchell • 2 weeks ago

OMB put an operational pause on Performance.gov last summer as it readied federal reorganization plans.

White House budget calls for $210M for IT modernization fund

by Carten Cordell • 2 weeks ago

As expected, President Donald Trump's fiscal 2019 budget proposes increased spending for IT at federal agencies, including for a central modernization fund.

This OpenGov Foundation tool aims to make calling Congress great again

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 2 weeks ago

Article One uses existing technologies to help congressional offices deal with a deluge of voicemails.

Justice Deputy CIO Kevin Deeley passes away

by Billy Mitchell • 2 weeks ago

Deeley, who spent the past six years as deputy CIO of the DOJ, was 55.

Tillerson floats idea for new ‘cyber bureau’ at State

by FedScoop Staff • 2 weeks ago

The bureau would build relationships with foreign governments and coordinate on international cybersecurity priorities.

Shanahan on DOD’s commercial cloud: It’s ‘not our goal’

by Billy Mitchell • 2 weeks ago

"Our goal is to get a lot of the data into an environment where we can start making better decisions," said the Pentagon No. 2.

Finding and fixing talent gaps will require new tech tools, OPM says

by Carten Cordell • 2 weeks ago

The first edition of OPM's quadrennial federal workforce review calls for the agency to adopt new technology tools to keep track of the public sector's talent gap.

With 5G coming to IoT, Zangardi says the future of cyberdefense is ‘originality’

by Carten Cordell • 2 weeks ago

As the magnitude of IoT devices increases, the DHS chief information officer said the key ingredient for future cyberdefense will be originality.

How the Fed Tech accelerator makes the most of hot ideas in federal labs

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 2 weeks ago

An idea for treating fabric moves from a Navy lab through to a startup company, showing how federal research can transfer to the entrepreneurial world.

Pentagon awards nearly $1B contract for cloud migration to REAN Cloud

by Billy Mitchell • 3 weeks ago

The contract is based on a prototype REAN launched last year with the U.S. Transportation Command, helping migrate dozens of its legacy applications to the cloud.

Marines’ Crall takes DOD cyber adviser role; Bible in as acting CIO

by Billy Mitchell • 3 weeks ago

Crall is taking the spot left empty by Maj. Gen. Burke “Ed” Wilson, who Defense Secretary Jim Mattis appointed as his right-hand man on cyber policy.

300 interviews, 50 tentative job offers and more: CIO Council shares initial hiring fair results

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 3 weeks ago

"The federal-wide hiring event was an effective and cost efficient solution to attract diverse top talent to the public sector," the council concludes.

Pentagon No. 2 foreshadows future of ‘uncompromising’ cyber-hygiene

by Billy Mitchell • 3 weeks ago

"We want the bar to be so high that it becomes a condition of doing business," Shanahan said of cybersecurity.

Open source standard bill advances in House, but doesn’t ditch the DUNS

by Carten Cordell • 3 weeks ago

The House Oversight Committee voted to advance a bill for open source-tracking of grant data, but not without a tit-for-tat about its lasting impacts.

HHS debuts new Startup Day event with ‘Shark Tank’ pitches

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 3 weeks ago

The event is another piece of CTO Bruce Greenstein's humility-in-government mission.

The rise and fall of 18F

by Daniel Castro • 3 weeks ago

In this op-ed, ITIF's Daniel Castro advises the Trump administration of the importance of recruiting top technical talent.

FedRAMP’s ‘year of refinement’ emphasizes improvements to continuous monitoring

by Carten Cordell • 3 weeks ago

In 2018, the office is looking to fine-tune the guidance it’s using to connect cloud service providers with federal agencies.

Reduced request for airport scanners earns a broadside from Rep. McCaul

by Carten Cordell • 3 weeks ago

The top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee took some shots at the Office of Management and Budget over the White House's funding proposal for airport screening technology.

The We the People petition site is back. But what actually changed?

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 3 weeks ago

Questions remain about how, exactly, the revamped site will save a promised $1.3 million per year.

DHS awards $621M CDM cybersecurity contract to Booz Allen

by FedScoop Staff • 3 weeks ago

The award is tied to the Dynamic and Evolving Federal Enterprise Network Defense (DEFEND) program, part of the third phase of CDM.

SBA innovation program hobbled by database errors, GAO says

by Carten Cordell • 3 weeks ago

The report found that the databases for two R&D programs frequently have inaccurate and inconsistent data on whether projects are meeting their goals.

As DISA’s Lynn retires, Pentagon network defense becomes fully operational

by Billy Mitchell • 3 weeks ago

One of Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn's key achievements was overseeing the Joint Force Headquarters Department of Defense Information Network to full operational capability.

Evolving identity management crucial for federal cybersecurity, but budget woes slow adoption

by Carten Cordell • 3 weeks ago

According to a new survey, identity management tech is evolving, and to no one's surprise, budgets are making it difficult for agencies to update their systems.

Emerging Tech 2018: 7 technologies poised to disrupt government

by FedScoop Staff • 3 weeks ago

FedScoop takes a deep dive into the emerging technologies that could disrupt federal agencies in 2018.

Emerging Tech 2018: Blockchain

by FedScoop Staff • 3 weeks ago

Emerging Tech 2018: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

by FedScoop Staff • 3 weeks ago

There are a number of agencies that already use early forms of the technologies.

Emerging Tech 2018: Drones

by FedScoop Staff • 3 weeks ago

Emerging Tech 2018: Quantum Computing

by FedScoop Staff • 3 weeks ago