DHS and immigration authorities sued by ACLU over phone tracking

The organization wants to know how bulk databases of phone location data are being used by the agencies, which have refused Democratic senators' requests for their legal analysis.

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FedRAMP cloud security requirements under revision

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The program management offices is aligning security impact levels with new NIST guidance on security and privacy controls.

ICE’s $100M cloud deal could renew pressure on AWS, Microsoft over human rights abuses

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Employees at both companies have previously attempted to stop their involvement with the agency over its enforcement of the Trump administration's child separation policy at the U.S.-Mexico border.

IT bills to watch during Congress’ ‘lame duck’ session

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Several pieces of legislation are ready for President Trump's signature. Others are further behind.

GSA should have key role in governmentwide IT adoption under Biden, report says

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The administration needs to identify innovations worth scaling, according to one member of Joe Biden's transition team, and the GSA administrator — functioning like a COO — could be the one to oversee such effort.

OPM releases guidance for federal cybersecurity rotational programs

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The 120-day assignments within or between agencies are a chance to reskill and upskill federal employees.

IPv6 is now the standard for federal agencies’ internet traffic

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It'll be awhile before the government moves entirely away from the older IPv4 standard, but OMB has now set specific milestones and deadlines.

VA’s AI ‘to-go’ delivery model is morphing into a platform

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The department isn't the only one taking an iterative approach to AI.

‘Avoid a precautionary approach’ when regulating AI applications, OMB tells agencies

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A new memo directs agencies to regulate AI products in a way that doesn't stifle innovation.

NASA using AI to improve astronaut communications systems in space

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Existing communications systems often produce garbled or unintelligible noise, hampering astronauts' ability to talk to one another.

GSA challenge found industry machine-learning models can make do with limited training data

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Techniques like transfer learning have come a long way and were used to fine-tune models so they could read end-user license agreements.

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