HHS Puts Up $80M to Increase Number and Diversity of Health IT Workforce
IT MODERNIZATION
The four-year effort will focus on improving data collection—especially around race and ethnicity—and training a more diverse health informatics and technology workforce.
BY AARON BOYDJUNE 17, 2021
EMERGING TECH
Verizon Awarded $450 Million Contract for DOD Supercomputing Network Modernization
The company won the fourth iteration of the Defense Research Engineering Network contract.
BY MILA JASPER18 MINUTES AGO
EMERGING TECH
Lawmakers Propose $50 Million Federal Program to Support Rural Patients
If passed, a new bill could increase telehealth and remote patient monitoring in places with limited broadband access.
BY BRANDI VINCENT
3 HOURS AGO
IDEAS
What Agencies Need to Consider When Collecting Data
It can actually be extremely complicated.
BY CHARLIE MEYER4 HOURS AGO
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The First Mobile Phone Call Was 75 Years Ago – What It Takes for Technologies to Go from Breakthrough to Big Time
Technology development really occurs on a timescale of decades.
BY DANIEL BLISS, THE CONVERSATION
6 HOURS AGO
IDEAS
Drivers Never Learn the One Lesson of Cicada Season
Brood X always leaves behind a spate of weird stories.
BY MARINA KOREN, THE ATLANTIC
JUNE 17, 2021
CYBERSECURITY
NSA: Test Unified Communications Patches Before Installing
Guidance from the National Security Agency aims to protect communications carried over the internet from eavesdropping, denial-of-service attacks and other dangers.
BY MARIAM BAKSHJUNE 17, 2021
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DATA
Feds Offer Tips to Better Leverage Agency Data
Making better use of agency data is not as simple as flipping a switch.
BY FRANK KONKELJUNE 17, 2021
IT MODERNIZATION
Survey: Technologists Prefer to Keep Working Remotely
Only 17% of technologists nationwide prefer full-time office work.
BY FRANK KONKELJUNE 17, 2021
EMERGING TECH
U.S. Needs Tech Agency to Compete with China, Think Tank Says
The U.S. Innovation and Competition Act is just a first step when it comes to competition with China, according to the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
BY MILA JASPER
JUNE 17, 2021
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We’re in the middle of a paradigm shift in how the federal government develops software and addresses the security.
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IDEAS
How the U.S. Can Beat the Semiconductor Shortage (and China)
We must reverse our reliance on foreign manufacturing and build a better microelectronic systems industrial base.
BY EVELYN N. FARKAS
JUNE 17, 2021
CIO BRIEFING
Most Federal Employees Will Receive Friday Off for Juneteenth
President Biden signed a bill Thursday afternoon making the anniversary of the end of slavery a federal holiday, and OPM confirmed that federal workers will have Friday off.
BY ERICH WAGNERJUNE 17, 2021
IDEAS
Agencies Embrace the Year of Multicloud
By choice or chance, many agencies are already using multiple cloud technologies but that doesn't mean they have a strategy.
BY PHIL FUSTER
JUNE 17, 2021
CYBERSECURITY
Officials: Federal Shift to IPv6 Brings New Cybersecurity Options and Risks
Agencies should be planning now to meet new IPv6 requirements by 2025.
BY AARON BOYD
JUNE 16, 2021
CYBERSECURITY
Bipartisan Bill Bolsters FCC Motion to Ban Suspect Chinese Telecom Equipment
The Federal Communications Commission is already set to vote on a notice of proposed rulemaking on its equipment authorization program.
BY MARIAM BAKSHJUNE 16, 2021
CYBERSECURITY
Survey: Government Faces Increasing Threat from Stolen Accounts
But agencies may not be taking the right steps to mitigate the account takeovers.
BY FRANK KONKELJUNE 16, 2021
EMERGING TECH
Lawmakers Renew Effort to Ban Federal Agencies from Using Facial Recognition Tech
The reintroduced bill would prohibit agencies from using biometric tech and block federal funds for biometric surveillance systems.
BY MILA JASPER
JUNE 16, 2021
IDEAS
Extremism Has Spread Into the Mainstream
It is a public-health problem, not a security issue.
BY CYNTHIA MILLER-IDRISS, THE ATLANTIC
JUNE 16, 2021
IDEAS
Chip Shortage Threatens Modernization—and Everything Else
Initially, the chip shortage mostly affected car manufacturers.
BY JOHN BREEDEN II
JUNE 16, 2021
IT MODERNIZATION
DOD's Commercial Virtual Remote Environment Officially Sunsets
The environment for collaboration that supported telework during the pandemic expired.
BY MILA JASPER
JUNE 16, 2021
CYBERSECURITY
National Lab Recommends Energy Department Test Electric Utility Vendors for Cybersecurity
A broad spectrum of organizations are calling on regulators to improve suppliers instead of simply banning foreign companies.
BY MARIAM BAKSHJUNE 15, 2021
CIO BRIEFING
ICE Is Consolidating IT Systems to a Single Vendor Platform
Immigration and Customs Enforcement is looking for a vendor to help with app development and shifting existing tools to the ServiceNow platform.
BY AARON BOYD
JUNE 15, 2021
DATA
GAO: Tech, Automation Improved Decennial Census Productivity
More than half of the Americans self-responded to the decennial census using the internet in 2020.
BY FRANK KONKELJUNE 15, 2021
CIO BRIEFING
White House Outlines ‘Made in America’ Executive Order Implementation
Agencies must designate a senior official to spearhead efforts to support domestic manufacturing.
BY COURTNEY BUBLÉ
JUNE 15, 2021
CYBERSECURITY
White House Calls for Agencies and Tech Companies to Share Info to Combat Domestic Terrorism
A new strategy asks social media and communications companies to enforce their own policies to protect users from those who foment violence.
BY MILA JASPER
JUNE 15, 2021
EMERGING TECH
South Korea to Add Robots-on-Rails and AI Surveillance to DMZ Border
The demilitarized zone between North and South Korea will be getting new surveillance technologies in the coming months, Korean news outlets report.
BY AARON BOYD
JUNE 15, 2021
IDEAS
8 Ways to Manage Body Image Anxiety After Lockdown
In a survey of 3,000 adults in the U.S., 61% experienced undesired weight changes since the start of the pandemic.
BY TRACY TYLKA, THE CONVERSATION
JUNE 15, 2021
IDEAS
Biden’s Proposed Budget Is a Step in the Right Direction for Emerging Tech
The administration must engage cutting-edge tech companies that will drive economic prosperity and keep the U.S. ahead of its adversaries. 
BYNATE ASHTON AND LISA GAISFORD
JUNE 15, 2021
IDEAS
Winners and Losers of the Work-From-Home Revolution
High-income workers at highly profitable companies will benefit greatly. Downtown landlords won’t.
BY DEREK THOMPSON, THE ATLANTIC
JUNE 15, 2021
IDEAS
Over Half of Adults Unvaccinated for COVID-19 Fear Needles – Here's What's Proven to Help
Research-proven adult interventions for pain, fainting, panic and fear can make vaccination more tolerable.
BY AMY BAXTER, THE CONVERSATION
JUNE 14, 2021
CYBERSECURITY
FDA Tells NIST Securing ‘Critical Software’ Extends Beyond Devices
Two federal agencies were among those who submitted comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology for shaping deliverables under a recent executive order.
BY MARIAM BAKSHJUNE 14, 2021
IT MODERNIZATION
Pentagon Releases Cloud Strategy for Operations Outside U.S.
The strategy emphasizes the need to deploy software quickly and securely to the tactical edge.
BY MILA JASPER
JUNE 14, 2021
CYBERSECURITY
Key Senator Wants Biden to Raise SolarWinds in International Negotiations
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner said espionage campaigns like the SolarWinds hack merit discussion with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
BY MARIAM BAKSHJUNE 14, 2021
CIO BRIEFING
OSHA Pandemic Safety Rules Only Cover Health Care Workers
OSHA also issued new guidance on COVID-19 measures for all employers, including paid time off for vaccinations, barriers and shields, and employer-provided face coverings.
BY THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS
JUNE 14, 2021
IDEAS
What Blockchain Tells Us about the Pentagon’s Innovation Struggles
The obstacles to this new technology are hardly unique to it.
BY ISABELLE CORBETT
JUNE 14, 2021
IT MODERNIZATION
FBI Seeks a Vendor to Help with Multiyear IT Modernization Project
The Office of the Chief Information Officer is creating a new contract to help with the IT Modernization Initiative and other major efforts.
BY AARON BOYD
JUNE 14, 2021
IDEAS
It's Crunch Time for Homeland Security's Continuous Monitoring Program
To aggressively move forward and to defend critical infrastructure, we must first acknowledge the hurdles that stand before us. 
BY BOBBY MCLERNON
JUNE 14, 2021
CIO BRIEFING
NIH Aims to Boost Diversity and Inclusion Within Its Biomedical Workforce 
The agency said the changes, which are part of a larger plan to combat structural racism in biomedical research, are “long overdue.”
BY COURTNEY BUBLÉ
JUNE 14, 2021
CYBERSECURITY
White House Official Briefed State AGs on Private-Sector Role Battling Ransomware
The deputy national security advisor for cyber and emerging tech emphasized the responsibility of the private sector at home as President Biden prepares to work the White House strategy abroad.
BY MARIAM BAKSHJUNE 11, 2021
IT MODERNIZATION
Defense Officials Tout Proposed Tech Investments But Senators Focus on Divestments
Senate Armed Services Committee lawmakers focused on the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.
BY MILA JASPER
JUNE 11, 2021
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