4 takeaways from the latest FITARA Scorecard hearing

Agencies are improving in their IT management and acquisition — but there's still work to be done, lawmakers said.

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New TechCongress fellows come from industry, defense and government tech roles

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 2 days ago

It's the fellowship's biggest class to date.

FITARA Scorecard 7.0: Agencies take big steps forward with software licensing

by Billy Mitchell • 2 days ago

The latest iteration of the so-called FITARA shows an upward trend for agencies, due in large part to improvements in software licensing.

HHS blockchain, AI pilot to test with live data

by Carten Cordell • 2 days ago

The pilot combines blockchain, artificial intelligence and automation technologies.

OMB issues new guidance on safeguarding high-value assets

by Carten Cordell • 3 days ago

The Office of Management and Budget provided updates on how agencies should manage information whose disclosure would negatively impact the government.

The IRS wants to meet young people where they are, which is on Instagram

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 3 days ago

But can the tax agency compete with some of the federal government's best social feeds?

Intelligence agency wants software to thwart AI trojan attacks

by Carten Cordell • 3 days ago

In this case a trojan can be something physical — such as a sticky note affixed to a stop sign — that could alter the technology’s perception of what it is seeing.

GSA taps former SunTrust CIO as new TTS director

by Carten Cordell • 6 days ago

GSA has tapped former SunTrust Banks CIO Anil Cheriyan to lead the Technology Transformation Service as its third official director.

Here’s what facial recognition regulation should look like, according to Microsoft

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 6 days ago

Smith also debuted Microsoft's six principles for use of the technology.

GSA extends agencies’ deadline for implementing EIS to 2023

by Carten Cordell • 6 days ago

The original deadline for implementing the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions telecommunications contract was 2020. The goal is to "facilitate a smooth transition to EIS while still encouraging agencies to modernize," officials said.

Agencies eager to reskill their workforces are looking positively at automation

by Carten Cordell • 7 days ago

RPA's ability to automate repetitive and essential tasks could be leveraged as a gateway technology for many agencies looking to reskill their workforce.

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