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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 […]


Cybersecurity

9 notable government cybersecurity initiatives of 2021

September 2, 2021

Via: CSO Online

Cybersecurity has steadily crept up the agenda of governments across the globe. This has led to initiatives designed to address cybersecurity issues that threaten individuals and organizations. “Government-led cybersecurity initiatives are critical to addressing cybersecurity issues such as destructive attacks, […]


Industry, Workforce

New OPM guidance addresses locality pay and travel costs for remote workers

July 26, 2021

Via: FCW

A new document from the Office of Personnel Management dissects current human resources policies for issues ranging from managing remote workers to flexible work schedules as agencies plan for re-entry into offices and a post-pandemic federal workforce. The additional guidance […]


Cybersecurity

Chinese hacking group impersonates Afghan president to infiltrate government agencies

July 1, 2021

Via: ZDnet

A Chinese-speaking hacking group is performing ongoing cyberattacks against the Afghan government by impersonating its president. On Thursday, Check Point Research (CPR) said that the Office of the President of Afghanistan, representing President Ashraf Ghani, is being used as a […]


Hardware & Software, IT Policy, Tech

Government-mandated SBOMs to throw light on software supply chain security

June 22, 2021

Via: CSO Online

President Biden’s executive order (EO) on cybersecurity, released on May 12, is a sprawling and comprehensive document that aims to redress weaknesses in the digital security ecosystem. It is peppered with nearly 50 actions that the federal government must take […]


Federal, Policy

Restoring Trust in Government One Customer at a Time

June 3, 2021

Via: Government Executive

Public trust in government—especially the federal government—has plummeted in recent years. This has ominous overtones for democracy, which is founded on trust. No wonder a recent survey of corporate CEOs shows the nation’s top business executives believe restoring public trust […]


Policy, State & Local

How the TMF can enable broad improvements across government

May 28, 2021

Via: FCW

Agencies can learn from experience about how modernization investments can be sustained and scaled over time as they prepare their first round of proposals for the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF). Specifically, the TMF guidance from the Office of Management and […]


Health Care, Industry

Medicare requires nursing homes to report COVID vaccinations

May 11, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

Medicare will require nursing homes to report COVID-19 vaccination rates for residents and staff, the government said Tuesday, in what officials hope will be an incentive for facilities to keep giving shots even as the worst ravages of the pandemic […]


Federal, Policy

New White House panel aims to separate science, politics

May 10, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Eager to the turn the page on the Trump years, the Biden White House is launching an effort to unearth past problems with the politicization of science within government and to tighten scientific integrity rules for the future. A new […]