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Kirsten Errick

Staff Reporter, Nextgov

Kirsten Errick
Kirsten Errick is a technology reporter for Nextgov, where she covers GSA, tech workforce, automation and space tech. She is also working towards her master’s in journalism at Georgetown University. Kirsten received her B.A. in communication from Villanova University.
Workforce

Early chief innovation officers define the role for government

Though few agencies have the position, two of the government’s chief innovation officers see a need for every part of government to innovate.

Acquisition

FCC will launch new space bureau

The new bureau will help the agency better perform its existing responsibilities and tackle increasing commercial interest in space.

Defense

DOD looks to update AI workforce contract

According to the request for information, the DOD sees potential improvement in how it supplements its workforce with industry experts.

Digital Government

More than half of people are frustrated by digital government services, survey finds

The report found that 46% of respondents would be more likely to use digital technology to access government services if the technology was easier to use.

IT Modernization

NOAA looks to transition ground-based radio processing to the cloud

The agency plans to offer industry and academia the chance to demonstrate how cloud solutions could enable their radio processing objectives.

Acquisition

IT spend reporting requirements still stuck at halfway point, watchdog finds

The Government Accountability Office report found that agencies failed to disclose approximately $31 billion in fiscal year 2021 investments under the two layers of the Technology Business Management framework that were required.

Digital Government

GSA to study demographic equity in remote identity tech

The agency plans to test the accuracy of tools like facial recognition software across different demographic groups. 

Defense

Nvidia, AMD caught in the middle of U.S.-China tech battle

The federal government added a new license requirement barring selling artificial intelligence chips to China and Russia to address potential national security concerns.

Workforce

Recent grads often don’t consider federal employment, survey says

Many federal agencies continue to face critical workforce gaps in areas like cybersecurity, IT and automation.

Defense

What's appropriate on social media? DOD spells it out in new guidance

The Department of Defense released its first departmentwide policy for official accounts and the personnel running them.

Cybersecurity

CISA director looking for 'unlikely' partnerships in cyber fight

At DEF CON, Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency Director Jen Easterly highlighted her agency’s efforts to collaborate with the private sector to meet mission demands.

Digital Government

FTC contemplates rules to protect against commercial surveillance and lax data privacy

The Commission voted Thursday to issue a notice of their proposed rulemaking and solicit public comment.

Cybersecurity

Top malware of 2021 has been in use for years, CISA Warns

The advisory highlights that such usage offers “opportunities to better prepare” and provides recommendations to mitigate cybersecurity threats.

IT Modernization

Senate committee approves AGILE Procurement Act for IT and communications tech

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs advanced the AGILE Act of 2022 in an effort to help improve the federal government’s IT procurement process.

Cybersecurity

Lawmakers question DOJ’s National Security Division on cybersecurity, surveillance

The House Judiciary Committee raised concerns over  three hostile foreign actors that breached court systems in early 2020, in addition to questions about the surveillance of Americans.

IT Modernization

GAO offers options for improving U.S. semiconductor supply

The prioritization of semiconductor goals—such as protecting national security or improving economic competition—determine which option will prove most important.