Category: Tech

Cybersecurity, Hardware & Software, Tech

White House to Seek Industry Input on New Software Security Rules, NSC Official Says

April 8, 2021

Via: Nextgov

The White House is planning an executive order that will demand more of the government’s software suppliers, but there won’t be any binding requirements for at least six months, an official working on the order said. “I think you’re looking […]

Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

U.S. blacklists seven Chinese supercomputing entities citing national security concerns

April 8, 2021


WASHINGTON – The Commerce Department on Thursday added seven Chinese supercomputing entities to a U.S. economic blacklist citing national security concerns. The department added Tianjin Phytium Information Technology, Shanghai High-Performance Integrated Circuit Design Center, Sunway Microelectronics, the National Supercomputing Center […]

Emerging Tech & Modernization, Industry, Tech, Transportation & Infrastructure

San Francisco airport first to try biometric check-in

April 8, 2021

Via: Transportation Today News

San Francisco International Airport and United Airlines are testing SITA Smart Path, a low-touch, biometric-enabled check-in technology for boarding some domestic flights. This will be the first trial run in the country. SITA Smart Path integrates with existing industry-operating platforms. […]

Federal, Hardware & Software, Policy, Tech

Lawmakers press Instagram for details on its plans for kids

April 7, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

A group of Democratic lawmakers wrote to Mark Zuckerberg this week to press the CEO on his plans to curate a version of Instagram for children. In a hearing last month, Zuckerberg confirmed reporting by BuzzFeed that the company was […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Chip shortage shows no signs of abating, may drag into 2022

April 6, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

Auto manufacturers and other companies are hoping that the global chip shortage will end soon, but snarled semiconductor supply chains may not untangle until next year. The mess began when the pandemic upended the market for semiconductors. As demand for […]

Cloud Computing, Tech

Are industry clouds an opportunity or a distraction?

April 2, 2021

Via: InfoWorld all

Industry clouds are a bundle of cloud services, tools, and applications that focus on the most important use cases in a specific industry. The most common industry clouds are designed for the retail, healthcare, government, and finance sectors. This might […]

Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

Improving Online Experiences Is Key to Expanding Digital Government

March 31, 2021

Via: StateTech Magazine

Government agencies have faced challenges in providing citizen services during the coronavirus crisis, particularly at the beginning. Taxpayers could no longer walk into a government office to receive an identification card or to pay a fine, and yet many local […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Huawei seeks growth in internet of things as phone business suffers

March 31, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Huawei’s struggles amid U.S.-China trade tensions are driving it to seek opportunities in other smart devices, setting itself up against a raft of hardware makers at home and abroad. The Chinese tech giant recorded sluggish revenue growth in 2020, climbing […]

Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

States enact safe harbor laws against cyberattacks, but demand adoption of cybersecurity frameworks

March 29, 2021

Via: CSO Online

While sophisticated ransomware and nation-state threat actors target US critical infrastructure, the only protection most organizations have against these attacks is tight and effective cybersecurity. These attacks have drawn government attention and sparked calls for liability protection against malicious intrusions. […]

Cloud Computing, Tech

How Quickly Are Companies Really Adopting Cloud? It’s Complicated

March 26, 2021

Via: InformationWeek

One company saw the promise of cloud computing early on, went all in, and continues to embrace bleeding-edge cloud technologies. Another stubbornly clings to existing mentalities, an on-prem virtualization-dominant model and, despite the potential cost savings and increased efficiencies, only […]