Poor IT security led to breaches at consumer safety agency, IG says

The agency has had some issues with the release of personally identifiable information to "unauthorized recipients."

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Library of Congress gets grant to experiment with digital collections as data

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 4 days ago

A $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation which will go to support the Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud project.

U.S. Army brings back bug bounty for round two

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 4 days ago

It's the ninth bug bounty challenge held at the DOD overall.

Interior made a flight reporting app to better manage its 750 drones

by Dave Nyczepir • 5 days ago

Aviation managers can review mission analytics to redeploy the fleet and determine which pilots and sUAS to activate for certain tasks.

NSF pushes for ‘large-scale’ AI research with new program

by Dave Nyczepir • 6 days ago

The $200 million National AI Research Institutes program will fund up to six institutes in the next six years.

Secretary Sonny Perdue shares what the Centers of Excellence have brought to USDA

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 6 days ago

"I didn't consider it a leap of faith at all," Perdue said. "I've seen it work."

For Air Force, tech modernization and multi-domain operations are ‘basically the same,’ deputy CIO says

by Billy Mitchell • 6 days ago

In an interview with wth FedScoop, Air Force Deputy CIO Bill Marion details how the service's ongoing IT modernization effort is "directly supporting" and one-in-the-same with multi-domain operations.

Post-9/11 privacy board taking a hard look at facial recognition in airports

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 6 days ago

The research kicked off last month with a visit to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Here's where it's going next.

USDA partners with Microsoft to make sense of farm data in new pilot

by Dave Nyczepir • 7 days ago

The FarmBeats platform can build machine-learning models across disparate datasets monitoring soil and weather, and the agency hopes to bring it to 200-plus research stations and farms nationwide.

Navy begins buildout of new CIO office naming CDO, CTO, deputies

by Billy Mitchell • 7 days ago

New CIO Aaron Weis announced two Navy officials to oversee newly formed core directorates under his purview and will announce two more soon.

Are agencies like Energy funding quantum technology wisely?

by Dave Nyczepir • 1 week ago

China is sitting on the encrypted data it exfiltrates, waiting for a quantum computer capable of cracking it. Post-quantum cryptography is one way to protect time-sensitive information, while some technologists are rooting for quantum key distribution.

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