NASA is trying to figure out just how annoying drone noise is
The study found a "lack of parity" between how people respond to drone noise versus delivery truck noise.
18F is looking for crowdsourced penetration testing systems to hit login.gov
"The system is expected to be widely targeted by attackers," a GSA source sought notice says, and so 18F aims to identify pen-testers with proven ability.
Lawmaker pushes DHS to adopt secure email authentication protocol
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security acting Deputy Undersecretary of Cybersecurity Jeanette Manfra urging for the adoption of Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance.
State Department’s Painter leaving
The State Department’s lead cyber diplomat for the past six years, Chris Painter, is leaving at the end of this month.
GAO urges commercial motor agency to re-strategize its IT modernization
A new GAO report found delayed IT modernization efforts at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
FTC aide Neil Alan Chilson appointed as agency’s acting chief technologist
Chilson was most recently an attorney advisor to the FTC chair.
Federal CIOs weigh in on why tech talent should go government
There's impact, excitement and the opportunity to give back, leaders said Tuesday.
USDS continues progress under Trump administration
Major milestones this year include the launch of code.mil, the Pentagon's foray into open source, the launch of login.gov and Hack the Air Force, an Air Force-specific spinoff of Hack the Pentagon.
MHS Genesis continues its test rollout to second pilot site
DHA officials said the electronic health records system is now operational at a medical facility servicing more than 20,000 outside of Seattle.
3 things to know about GSA’s proposed CDM SIN
GSA officials gave agencies more detail about its highly-anticipated new Special Item Number for the CDM program, set to debut this summer.
How CSRA sees the status of federal cloud adoption
Government adoption is in its "early innings," CSRA CTO Yogesh Khanna said Monday.
NOAA proposes $553M high performance computing contract
The agency reissued its presolicitation for the $553 million contract to service its High Performance Computing program.
Citizens express concern about election integrity commission’s data security, only to find their data published online
The unredacted comments published on Thursday include information like citizens' full names, email addresses, home addresses and phone numbers.
CDW-G wins $238M contract for 2020 census mobile testing and field operations
Verizon will serve as the subcontractor to provide wireless service under the contract, FedScoop has learned.
The government needs agile contracting officers too, DHS officials say
While agile development is driving innovation in the IT and government services realms, two DHS officials say it should stretch to the contracting office.
Commerce wants to move its cybersecurity to the cloud
The Department of Commerce is reaching out to industry stakeholders to find out how to move its cybersecurity operations to the cloud.
GSA’s telecom contract award ‘weeks’ away, Zielinski says
With the awarding of the GSA’s eagerly anticipated telecommunications contract on the horizon, officials want agencies to start planning for it now.
FITARA extensions added to House’s 2018 NDAA
Three provisions are set to sunset in late 2018 and 2019.
18F promotes internally for new leadership roles
Cyd Harrell announced she will now fill the newly created position of chief of staff, while Rebecca Piazza has been promoted to the agency's new deputy executive director.
Virtualization could improve government productivity by four hours per week
FedScoop study identifies the top IT factors impeding government workforce productivity and top opportunities for improving productivity and trust in mobile devices
Dcode42 looks to spread government adoption of AI and machine learning at demo day
FedScoop caught up with Meagan Metzger, the founder of Dcode42, to discuss the role of AI in government and what to expect at the upcoming Demo Day.
Congress to SBA CIO Maria Roat: You’re going to be great
The House Small Business Committee left Wednesday's hearing on the SBA's OCIO "encouraged" by Roat's vision.
Chris Liddell wants a ‘centers of excellence’ model for government innovation
Chris Liddell said the future of government services could rest in a series of central hubs specializing in innovation.
GSA pulls Kaspersky off approved vendors list
The move will add significant difficulty for federal agencies to buy and use the company’s cybersecurity products.
New ONC chief looks to slash document burden for small medical practices
The office’s focus on reducing the documentation burden is part of a strategy to make the use of EHRs more palatable for small practice physicians.
Former U.S. CISO Touhill lands as president of Cyxtera federal division
Touhill will oversee Cyxtera Federal Group, launched as a means to connect public sector agencies with technology already being used in the private sector.
Audit: OPM still faces information security weaknesses 2 years after breaches
The agency's security assessment and authorization methodology still has some catching up to do.
OMB fiscal 2019 budget guidance calls for ‘bold reform’
The fiscal 2019 budget may be more than a year away, but the Office of Management and Budget already has a forecast: a chance of more reorganization.
DIUx procuring mobile endpoint security software on behalf of Pentagon
The Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental listed a solicitation for a commercially available solution that can "actively vet applications to standards on DoD mobile devices, limiting downloads of certain applications, and stopping malicious activities."
GSA to make veteran-owned small businesses more accessible on supply schedules
The General Services Administration has partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs to make it easier to for the agencies to find veteran-owned vendors on acquisition supply schedules.
Innovation is key to an effective Trump administration, think tank says
A new ITIF report proposes a specific set of recommendations for how the White House Office of American Innovation should apply customer-driven innovations to federal processes and policies.
AI for the Common Good
NVIDIA is involved in a global effort, one that has grown out of like-minded communities to democratize AI. It's comprised of educators, startups, and governments all with the shared goal of implementing AI for the good of all humanity.
Stay or go? 18F and USDS insiders debate what it means to be in public service
Noah Kunin's recent Medium post on why he's leaving 18F sparked a philosophical conversation.
Evolving Government: A Chihuahua or a muffin? The real challenge of government machine learning
In part 3 of the Evolving Government series with Dcode42, Thresher CEO Becky Fair talks about the use for machine learning in the federal government.
Steve Rice, former TSA CIO, is now principal deputy CIO at DHS
Rice most recently served as CIO of the TSA.
Military testing behavioral ID technology that would replace CAC card
The Pentagon has finally inked a deal to pilot behavioral biometric technology to identify those using its computer networks, more than a year after its CIO first pledged to get rid of the ubiquitous Common Access Card.
As the MGT Act faces the Senate, are you ready for what’s next?
In this contributed post, Dell EMC's Steve Harris details what CIOs should do to prepare for the MGT Act, if it's signed into law.
White House Historical Association dives into more digitization
The nonprofit is now using Amazon Snowball to upload a backlog of around seven terabytes of data to its Digital Library.
DHS needs better information security practices, audit says
KPMG conducted after-hours walkthroughs of employee workstations and found sensitive information — like passwords — left out and unattended.
Pentagon falling behind on prototyping, watchdog finds
The Defense Department lacks a comprehensive strategy to maintain prototyping and innovation initiatives, a new GAO report found.
U.S. CIO Graves: The DATA Act will help support IT modernization
The log of federal spending will help agencies make a "cogent business case" for modernization funds, Margie Graves said.
An end of the Pentagon CIO? Senate NDAA would split the position
The Senate version of the $700 billion defense policy bill for fiscal 2018 would split the Defense Department CIO responsibilities among new chief management officer and chief information warfare officer positions.
Five former Presidential Innovation Fellows band together to build new digital consultancy
The group wants to create a model for what a modern digital consultancy should look like.
Evolving Government: The promise land of AI is in…redaction?
In part 2 of the Evolving Government series with Dcode42, Coseer CEO Praful Krishna explains how AI can boost government information security with intelligent redaction.
The DATA Act could help restore faith in U.S. government, officials say
Complying with the law can help agencies earn back Americans' trust, officials said at the 2017 DATA Act Summit.
Sue Gordon nominated to be principal deputy director of national intelligence
Gordon is currently the Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
Kaspersky products would be banned from Pentagon under Senate bill
Products from the Moscow-based cybersecurity company would be banned from the Department of Defense under a version of the fiscal 2018 defense authorization bill.
New America unveils a fellowship aimed at building public interest technology ‘ecosystem’
The 15 fellows will work to bring tech to public interest organizations in the areas of immigration, child welfare and criminal justice.
Four benefits and a challenge: IoT and the Modern CIO
The flood of new devices and data are only part of deeper challenges for CIOs who must begin planning for the convergence of IT and OT.
Lord nominated to head Pentagon acquisition
If confirmed by the Senate, Lord would serve as undersecretary of acquisition, technology and logistics until February 2018, when that role splits to form two new offices.
Americans want female voices for government virtual assistants
More than 60 percent of citizens prefer an assistant with a "young, female and human-sounding voice," a new Accenture survey revealed.
Democratic lawmakers continue FCC cybersecurity probe on alleged DDoS attack
The FCC's response to questions from the Senate raises "fundamental questions" about the commission's detection of and response to a recent cyberattack, House lawmakers say.
Applet service IFTTT launches project to expand use of government information
One Applet automatically saves NASA's picture of the day to an iOS album. Another allows a voter to get an email every time the local congressman tweets.
Nominate the top leaders in federal technology for the FedScoop 50 awards
Submit your nominations before the Aug. 7 deadline.
Gov Actually Episode 14: Everything you need to know about CBO
Launched in 1975, the CBO serves as an independent office analyzing and "scoring" budgetary and economic issues for congressional legislation.
GSA calls for blockchain and machine learning to speed acquisition
The agency seeks proposals from contractors that will improve processing times for the FASt Lane program.