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Federal, Policy

US case against American Airlines and JetBlue heads to court

September 26, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

The government’s antitrust lawsuit against American Airlines and JetBlue begins Tuesday and the outcome could determine how closely the Biden administration examines other airline deals, including JetBlue’s pending attempt to buy Spirit Airlines. The Justice Department and six states are […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

Artificial Intelligence Continues to Evolve in Government and Elsewhere

September 8, 2022

Via: Nextgov

The concept of using artificial intelligence to help mitigate dull, repetitive or manpower-intensive jobs within government is nothing new. For example, the Post Office has been using AI to scan, route and track letters and packages for several years now. […]


Federal, Policy

Government funding talks clouded by Manchin’s energy permitting demands

August 25, 2022

Via: POLITICO

Another government shutdown deadline. Retiring senators determined to cement their legacies. A looming November election likely to reshape Congress. And Republicans ready to retaliate over Democrats’ huge spending bill. It’s not exactly a formula for a smooth ride, as the […]


Industry, Workforce

Lawmaker Pushes for Legislative Branch Employees to Have the Same Rights as Other Feds

August 25, 2022

Via: Government Executive

Congressional staff on Capitol Hill could soon have many of the same rights as federal employees in the executive branch under a new bill that would institute whistleblower and other protections. The 2022 Congress Leads by Example Act (H.R. 8743) […]


Health Care, Industry

Dr. Fauci Will Leave Government, But Isn’t Retiring

August 22, 2022

Via: Government Executive

Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has spent over five decades in the federal government and has been the face of the coronavirus pandemic response, announced on Monday he’s stepping down from his positions in December, but is not retiring. Fauci, 81, […]


Policy, State & Local

Senators urge DOJ to flex debarment authority

August 12, 2022

Via: FCW

According to two Democratic senators, the federal government is “failing to use key tools in its arsenal against corporate criminals.” Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ray Lujan (D-N.M.) urged top Department of Justice leaders to leverage suspension and debarment authorities […]


Industry, Workforce

White House Updates Acquisition, Business of Government Priorities

July 12, 2022

Via: Nextgov

The White House filled in some of the blanks on the President’s Management Agenda last Friday with an update on flexing federal procurement muscles to advance administration priorities like addressing climate change. “We can harness this collective power and make […]


Health Care, Industry

Texas AG Ken Paxton investigating Walmart over its opioid sales

June 28, 2022

Via: Fox News

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Tuesday he is launching an investigation into Walmart’s opioid sales to determine if the retail giant improperly filled prescriptions. Paxton issued a civic investigative demand to Walmart for possible violations of the Texas Deceptive […]


Federal, Policy

The Latest on the Formula Shortage and What the Government is Doing About It

June 27, 2022

Via: Government Executive

The Biden administration has taken a multi-faceted approach to alleviating the formula shortage, although the president has come under fire for not knowing sooner how severe it was. Here are the latest updates on the federal government’s response, what lawmakers […]


Health Care, Industry

High court rules against government on drug reimbursement

June 15, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The Supreme Court said Wednesday that the federal government improperly lowered drug reimbursement payments to hospitals and clinics that serve low-income communities, a reduction that cost the facilities billions of dollars. The high court ruled unanimously in a case involving […]


Industry, Workforce

Unintentional or Evolutionary: How Digital Platforms Impact Future Jobs

May 26, 2022

Via: Nextgov

Unintentional or evolutionary, the positive impact of digital platforms on society’s future jobs should be recognized by educators, governments and individuals across America. The rapid pace of change over the last few years demands that we find creative, new ways […]


Cybersecurity

Ransomware is a national security threat, so please tell us about attacks, says government

May 11, 2022

Via: ZDnet

Victims of ransomware attacks are being urged to come forward and report incidents in order to help prevent other companies being hit with what’s described as the biggest cybersecurity threat around. Ransomware attacks have long been a significant cybersecurity issue, […]


Cybersecurity

Phishing Threats Attempt to Hook New Government Victims

May 4, 2022

Via: Nextgov

Over the past couple years, ransomware has become one of the top threats on the minds of most people struggling to protect their agencies and organizations. For the most part, ransomware gangs have steered clear of directly confronting the federal […]


Federal, Policy

Lawmakers face tight deadline to pass funding bills

March 9, 2022

Via: FCW

Congressional negotiators on Tuesday continued to hammer out the details of a $1.5 trillion omnibus spending package that would fund federal agencies until the end of September, as yet another deadline loomed to keep the government open. A deal to […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

How the Government Expanded its Supercomputing Assets in 2021

December 29, 2021

Via: Nextgov

Supercomputers are built of heaps of processors and can perform billions and trillions of computations per second, with power far greater than what traditional computers offer. They enable the processing of massive amounts of data, new breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, […]


Cybersecurity

California state CISO: the goal is “operating as a whole government”

November 22, 2021

Via: CSO Online

The State of California experiences more than 200 million malicious probes every day – the equivalent of nearly 139,000 malicious correlated events per second. And they’re gunning for what may be the largest collection of digital information assets in the […]


Federal, Policy

As GOP obstructs, Biden escalates warnings of default

October 6, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden is escalating his campaign to get Congress to lift the federal debt limit, hosting business leaders at the White House Wednesday and warning in a new report that failure to extend the government’s borrowing authority could set […]


Federal, Policy

Biden’s approval slumps after a slew of crises: AP-NORC poll

October 1, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden’s popularity has slumped after a slew of challenges in recent weeks at home and abroad for the leader who pledged to bring the country together and restore competence in government, according to a new poll by The […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

How do Americans feel about federal tech?

September 16, 2021

Via: FCW

Sixty-eight percent of Americans agree that investments in federal IT are usually worth it, according to a new national survey by MeriTalk and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey probes how the government has fared in […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

The FDA should regulate Instagram’s algorithm as a drug

September 15, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday reported Silicon Valley’s worst-kept secret: Instagram harms teens’ mental health; in fact, its impact is so negative that it introduces suicidal thoughts. Thirty-two percent of teen girls who feel bad about their bodies report […]