• tech budget

    In COVID relief, lawmakers look to help states with legacy IT

    A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging House leaders to include funding for states to modernize their technology infrastructure with an eye to a cloud-first approach, shared services that deliver functionality to cities and towns and some oversight of state technology plans as a condition of receiving funding.


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    FCW Insider: May 28

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 05/28/2020

  • Congress
    Seal of The National Science Foundation Shutterstock image credit: JHVEPhoto

    Lawmakers look to retool NSF for tech

    Competition with China is at the center of a bipartisan $110 billion plan to boost technology research and development by a dramatic reorganization of the National Science Foundation. 05/27/2020

  • Workforce
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    GAO plans review of telework tech

    The congressional watchdog plans to examine agency lessons learned from the rapid rollout of telework tools as part of pandemic response. 05/27/2020

  • Privacy
    facial recognition

    Privacy report outlines scope, limitations of ICE facial recognition

    According to a recently released privacy assessment, Immigration and Customs Enforcement systems are linked to a network of image databases across the country, and future trainings are being eyed to combat abuse and misuse. 05/27/2020

  • FCW Insider: May 27

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 05/27/2020

  • Oversight
    Hubert H. Humphrey Federal Building (GSA)

    HHS watchdog defends oversight of agency amid health crisis

    The Office of Inspector General at the Department of Health and Human Services says it is pressing on with investigations into agency response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 05/26/2020

  • Defense
    Pentagon (DoD photo by Master Sgt. Ken Hammond, U.S. Air Force)

    Pentagon readies reopening plan

    The Defense Department is planning to shift from pandemic footing to more normal operations, and is using White House issued criteria on declines in reported symptoms, declines in new cases and hospital access to determine when restrictions will be lifted. 05/26/2020

  • Spectrum
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    NTIA backs Pentagon on Ligado 5G license

    The Commerce Department is asking the Federal Communications Commission to reverse a plan to permit a commercial 5G provider to set up shop in spectrum adjacent to the global positioning system. 05/26/2020

  • Workforce
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    FLRA puts SSA judges' contract on hold

    The reversal pauses of the implementation of a new contract while a lawsuit against a subcomponent of the Federal Labor Relations Authority plays out. 05/26/2020

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