Tag: government

Data Center, Infrastructure

OPM seeks governmentwide solution for digital employee records

June 5, 2018

Via: FCW

The Office of Personnel Management is seeking a digital record system that would make it easier for federal employees to move across agencies and in and out of government. OPM, in a request for information posted on FedBizOpps, is seeking […]

Federal, Policy

The time to modernize government payroll systems is now

May 30, 2018

Via: FCW

The federal government faces a pressing need to modernize and improve the way it runs its payroll business. Every two weeks it pays over 2.2 million civilian employees with systems that are almost as old as the employees themselves. The […]

Federal, Policy

Senate votes today on rollback of net neutrality rollback

May 16, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Today’s the big day for the Senate’s big push to undo the FCC’s “Restoring Internet Freedom” order nullifying 2015’s net neutrality rules. A vote is scheduled for this afternoon on whether to repeal that order, though as of this writing […]

Hardware, Software, Tech

White House will host tech industry for AI summit on Thursday

May 8, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Artificial intelligence has been a mainstay of the conversation in Silicon Valley these past few years, and now the technology is increasingly being discussed in policy circles in DC. Washington types see opportunities for AI to improve efficiency and increase […]

Software, Tech

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Government

May 1, 2018

Via: Government Executive

A goal of many public administrators—to create reliable, repeatable administrative processes—parallels nicely with the promise of artificial intelligence in that AI can improve performance and consistency of public services. But as Tom Davenport and Julia Kirby observe about AI in […]

Operations Security, Policy, Security, State & Local

Improving cybersecurity visibility and state and local government agencies

April 24, 2018

Via: StateScoop

A significant portion of state and local government technology officials in a new survey say they are under-equipped, under-staffed and under-resourced in addressing cybersecurity concerns. Four in 10 state and local IT leaders say they lack the tools they need […]

Operations Security, Policy, Security, State & Local

Arizona hires cybersecurity firm to manage risk across state government

April 10, 2018

Via: StateScoop

Arizona announced Monday that it will use a single cybersecurity firm to monitor and manage the risks to computer systems in all 133 state agencies. The company, RiskSense, is based in neighboring New Mexico and was chosen over other potential […]

Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

TIC still tripping up agencies’ cloud modernization efforts

April 3, 2018

Via: FCW

The federal government is pushing to modernize its IT infrastructure of several fronts, but agencies are still struggling with conflicting goals like cloud adoption, telework policies and Trusted Internet Connection compliance. At a March 15 event hosted by CA Technologies, […]

Federal, Policy

FTC confirms probe into Facebook data misuse scandal

March 26, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has confirmed it’s investigating Facebook’s privacy practices in light of the data misuse scandal currently engulfing the company. In a statement regarding reported concerns about Facebook’s privacy practices today, Tom Pahl, acting director of the […]

Networking Security, Security

Why CDM vendors need more flexibility

March 20, 2018

Via: FCW

The first two phases of the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation program have helped government agencies deploy foundational cybersecurity solutions for real-time visibility and continuous network monitoring to identify vulnerabilities, reduce risk, ensure compliance and respond to […]