Tag: government

Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Microsoft stands up Azure Stack for government as JEDI contract looms

August 13, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Microsoft announced today that it’s released Azure Stack for Azure Government at a time when it’s battling rivals at Amazon and other cloud companies for the massive winner-take-all $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract known as JEDI. Azure Stack provides customers […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

Google: We’ll warn you if government hackers are attacking your company email

August 2, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Google is adding a feature to alert organisations running its G Suite office package if it believes one of their user accounts is being targeted by government-backed hacking. If an organisation’s G Suite admin turns the feature on (it’s off […]


Tomorrow’s Jobs Await Today’s Policies

July 25, 2018

Via: Michael Boyd

Anil Sabharwal, Vice President of Product at Google, advised governments and business everywhere about the future impact of the current boom of artificial intelligence (AI) on jobs and society. Sabharwal said that policymakers and academia must unite to establish improvements […]

Federal, Policy

US considers tariffs on uranium imports

July 23, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

This week, the US Department of Commerce opened an investigation into the nature of uranium imports, ostensibly with an eye to imposing tariffs on ore and other uranium products. Uranium is used in the production of nuclear energy, and currently, […]

Federal, Policy

Trump just noticed Europe’s $5BN antitrust fine for Google

July 19, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

President ‘The Donald’ has seized, belatedly, on the European Commission’s announcement yesterday that it had found Google guilty of three types of illegal antitrust behavior with its Android OS since 2011 and was fining the company $5 billion; a record-breaking […]

Networking Security, Security

EU parliament calls for Privacy Shield to be pulled until US complies

July 5, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

The European Parliament has been making its presence felt today. As well as reopening democratic debate around a controversial digital copyright reform proposal by voting against it being fast-tracked, MEPs have adopted a resolution calling for the suspension of the […]

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 […]