IT Modernization

Telework tests await networks, federal agencies

As more agencies are forced to move employees to telework, some will face initial growing pains.

IT Modernization

Executive order looks to safeguard GPS infrastructure

Federal agencies are being tasked with developing guidance to protect signaling and spectrum capabilities that undergird GPS and other services.

Digital Government

NOAA taps cloud providers for data

The agency that provides daily weather data for commercialization officially moves it to the cloud by tapping three of the largest commercial providers.

Digital Government

Agencies plan for developing data science talent

The Data Science Training Pilot gives agencies a chance to see the benefits of data science projects while reskilling employees.

IT Modernization

Commerce proposes supply chain security rules

Proposed rules back up the White House’s earlier executive order to protect information and communications supply chains from foreign cyber dangers.

Cybersecurity

NSA official: 'Dumb' software supply chain attacks still prevalent

Vulnerabilities in the software supply chain may represent a larger cybersecurity threat over the long haul than threats to physical hardware.

IT Modernization

After 10 years, shared spectrum goes live

Almost a decade in the making, a frequency sharing program involving Defense Department spectrum and commercial users is open for business.

IT Modernization

NTIA wants agencies to review spectrum

With an eye to long-term policy, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration wants more data on federal agency use of spectrum in two key bands.

IT Modernization

Panel Dems say spectrum process is 'broken'

A squabble over protecting incumbent federal users in the recently auctioned 24 GHz spectrum points to breakdown in collaborative process, Democrats on the House spectrum panel say.

IT Modernization

5G supply chain order worries industry, experts

Industry groups and experts want to know how rules arising from a Trump administration executive order issued will keep insecure gear out of the U.S. telecommunications supply chain.

IT Modernization

Supply chain task force lays groundwork for new restrictions

Work by the ICT Supply Chain Task Force will feed into new Commerce Department regulations on foreign-directed threats to the U.S. telecommunications infrastructure.

Cybersecurity

Senate bill restricts U.S. tech exports to China

New legislation would make it harder to sell certain technology products to China or Chinese-owned businesses, but it's not clear whether it would cut down on economic espionage.

IT Modernization

GAO: cloud saved agencies $300 million, but data is incomplete

Agencies are investing more in cloud and saving hundreds of millions of dollars as a result — but cloud investments still only represent a fraction of government IT purchases, and data on their cost and savings is far from complete.

Senators question IT impact of Census funding

At a Senate hearing, lawmakers raised issues with plans for funding the tech-dependent 2020 Census.

Digital Government

One year out, Census plans a busy final stretch

Tech supporting the 2020 census has performed well in testing, officials said at a Census Day event, but will it scale?

Oversight Dems grill Ross over Census

As a legal battle over the addition of a question on citizenship heads to the Supreme Court, the Commerce Department chief faced questions on Capitol Hill about how and why the question came to be added to the basic 2020 population survey.

Cybersecurity

Census braces for cyberattacks

With less than a year before the 2020 census officially begins, the bureau knows it'll be a prime target for cybersecurity attackers.

Digital Government

End-to-end census test took place without 2020 tech

A number of the Census Bureau's plans to save money on the 2020 population count need work, according to an agency watchdog.

Enzi wants answers on Census IT costs

Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), head of the Senate Budget Committee, is worried about growing Census IT costs and staffing challenges.

Acquisition

Final census test to include citizenship question

The Census Bureau is including a controversial question about respondent citizenship on its final test, while courts decide its ultimate fate.

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