Soldiers can now steer robot dogs with brain signals

A small sensor tucked neatly behind the ear allowed soldiers to mentally guide robotic quadrupeds.

IT Modernization

IRS Taxpayer Advocate says Congress shortchanged IT modernization efforts

Lawmakers didn’t allocate the $80 billion provided to the IRS in the right way, claims National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins, adding that IT modernization and taxpayer services aren’t getting the money they need.

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Key Trends in Federal Cybersecurity Investment

Find out where agency leaders are focusing their time, resources, and spending dollars. Learn what their current priorities are that bring the most value to their mission.


DISA wants a new platform to oversee diverse cloud networks

The agency is looking to quickly prototype an on-premise infrastructure to help manage a range of disparate compute environments amid the stand-up of the JWCC cloud contract.


Public sector work equals high job satisfaction

A new workforce survey reveals what employees love about the public sector, and what’s driving them away.

Digital Government

3 customer experience tips for feds from feds

Two professional customer experience experts offered advice for other practitioners across the federal ranks this month.


DOD partners with GSA to get sustainable products to agencies

GSA officials entered into an agreement Tuesday to leverage a Defense Department program that assists in the acquisition of sustainable commercial off-the-shelf technologies.


Treasury's system tracking federal debt still needs security improvements, GAO says

The watchdog found continued “information system control deficiencies,” despite Treasury’s progress on prior recommendations.


OPM gives agencies guidance for a new program to rotate cybersecurity employees across agencies

The guidance seeks to implement the Federal Rotation Cyber Workforce Program created by lawmakers last year as a way to foster new critical skills across government.

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Oracle Linux Automation Manager / Engine

Oracle can help find the right IT solution that monitors and identifies failures or potential risks.


The Army is putting all its network efforts under one roof

By October, Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-Tactical is expected to absorb network portfolios from its sister PEO for enterprise services.


The Marines are launching a software factory

Factory director Lt. Col. Charlie Bahk discussed plans to launch at the Army’s facility in Austin, Texas.

Digital Government

FDIC fails to establish effective controls to secure sensitive data, report says

The agency tasked with supervising financial institutions nationwide is struggling to maintain effective information security measures, according to a new inspector general report.


VA, Oracle are negotiating a five-year option on troubled health record software contract

Technology problems are being compounded by policy disputes over configuration of the new electronic health record between the Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense.


How the Pentagon mobilized to support tech startups after bank failure

The failure of Silicon Valley Bank presents the Defense Department with warnings—and opportunities.


CISA: 'Multiple threat actors' used old exploit to access federal agency servers

At least two groups tried to exploit the vulnerability to get deeper into the agency’s networks, including a Vietnamese criminal gang.


Government employees and defense contractors still have got bad passwords, report says

According to new research, a majority of government employees with exposed passwords were found to have reused them across multiple accounts. 


NSA offers new tips on zero trust and identity

Weaknesses in identity and access controls are allowing cyber attacks to happen, NSA officials say. A new tip sheet is meant to help national security systems mature their controls.


USDS alum Lynn Overmann talks priorities in new role as Beeck Center’s director

Continuing a recent tradition of former U.S. Digital Services officials tapped to lead Georgetown University’s technology and policy hub, Overmann talks about the challenges and opportunities of helping bring innovation to the federal government.


Why it's time for a pivot on digital identity

COMMENTARY | The White House should rethink their approach to reducing identity theft in public benefits to align with the broader objective outlined in the National Cybersecurity Strategy—one that would invest in digital identity infrastructure that can reduce identity theft and cybercrime in every sector.