Digital Government

White House efforts to get data equity-ready will also support AI, official says

Executive agencies are prioritizing new best practices to harmonize AI systems and public data to both mitigate bias and support equity.


Are government decisions being made by AI? Lawmakers want to mandate disclosure

New legislation would also require agencies to have an appeals process for adverse decisions made using automated systems in areas like healthcare or government benefits.


White House makes case for renewed Quantum Initiative Act

As funding under the National Quantum Initiative Act is set to expire, OSTP official Charles Tahan outlined several priority areas for the U.S. quantum sciences ecosystem.

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How the DOD is Modernizing Data Management

Inefficient tools are being replaced by enterprise cloud capabilities and joint information solutions that can better support the warfighter.


Government buyers need training to go green, panel says

An advisory group based at the General Services Administration has ideas for putting government operations on a net-zero emissions basis.


The long-time civil servant on the front lines of the default battle

Dave Lebryk is not widely known to the public but the Treasury official occupies a critical spot when it comes to measuring the daily cash position of the federal government.


New bill proposes warning labels to AI-generated material

The AI Disclosure Act seeks to combat potential disinformation created using the emerging technology.


Interior faces 'disturbing' cyber risks due to cracked passwords and vulnerable assets

Recent reports reveal the Department of Interior is not enforcing multifactor authentication for its high-value assets and has a range of other significant cybersecurity risks.


AWS unveils edge device for Defense customers in most extreme environments

The 80-pound AWS ‘Snowblade’ device provides cloud services to end users at all classification levels while meeting the military’s highest ruggedization standards.


White House cyber strategy can help mitigate AI dangers, official says

Acting National Cyber Director Kemba Walden noted that the underpinnings of the National Cyber Strategy can offer guardrails for emerging AI systems. 

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How ERPs and Purpose-Built Solutions Work Together to Future-Proof Your Digital Strategy

As public agencies prepare to navigate projected economic and social volatility, public sector leaders are pivoting their enterprise digital strategy approach from survival mode to future-ready.


Congress is ‘in learning mode’ about AI, lawmakers say

A bipartisan duo of lawmakers discussed artificial intelligence at Amazon Web Service’s government summit.

IT Modernization

VA CIO warns against sacrificing 'consistency' for more contractor diversification 

VA is engaging more with smaller vendors to fulfill some of its projects, but the department’s CIO warned that calls for the agency to break large contracts into smaller pieces would not ensure that “there's consistency across the key places.”


Ransomware gang exploits critical vulnerability in popular file transfer software

A cybersecurity advisory issued Wednesday said that a major ransomware group had successfully exploited a previously unknown vulnerability in Progress Software’s MOVEit software.


Public sector apps face widespread security challenges, report reveals

A new study found alarming security vulnerabilities across the vast majority of public applications over the last year.


Lawmakers want to expand USDA's Circuit Rider program to cover cyber

A new bill would allow small water utilities to obtain funds for cybersecurity consults. 


Microsoft unveils OpenAI service for government customers

Microsoft is opening up its commercial generative AI technology to public sector customers and partners.


Experts call for overhaul of 'outdated' critical infrastructure cyber policy

A new report analyzes the federal government’s approach to infrastructure cybersecurity as a key strategy document is getting a rewrite.


Worried that your TV is listening to you? IARPA wants to safeguard your voice

The intelligence community’s research agency wants to develop technology to anonymize voices recorded by electronic devices and help safeguard privacy.

IT Modernization

As disability claims mount, VA needs to ramp up automation, lawmakers say

The Department of Veterans Affairs needs to rely on more advanced automation tools in its processing of veterans’ benefits to meet an expected “tidal wave” of PACT Act-related claims.

Digital Government

Can a chief data officer reignite federal data strategy?

Tech think tank ITIF wants the White House to revive the Trump-era Federal Data Strategy, which it says has “stalled” with a lack of leadership support.