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Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

The benefits of ‘shallow’ artificial intelligence

May 4, 2021

Via: Fortune

The conventional wisdom about artificial intelligence is that bigger is better. Consider neural networks, the software used for training algorithms that can discover patterns within information that humans may miss. Researchers are creating increasingly huge versions that can analyze massive […]


IT Policy, Tech

Illinois attorney general acknowledges ransomware attack

May 3, 2021

Via: StateScoop

The office of Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul admitted last week that it was the victim of a ransomware attack that included the theft and publication of agency files. The announcement arrived about three weeks after a data breach was […]


Health Care, Industry

The health data transparency movement is birthing a new generation of startups

April 30, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

In the early 2000s, Jeff Bezos gave a seminal TED Talk titled “The Electricity Metaphor for the Web’s Future.” In it, he argued that the internet will enable innovation on the same scale that electricity did. We are at a […]


Defense, Industry

Biden Nominee for Pentagon Weapons Buyer Under Investigation

April 29, 2021

Via: Government Executive

The Department of Defense Inspector General is looking into allegations that a Biden nominee tapped to be the Pentagon’s chief acquisitions officer circumvented federal hiring regulations during his tenure at a DOD technology incubator. Michael Brown was nominated April 2 […]


IT Policy, Tech

The FBI Is Breaking into Corporate Computers to Remove Malicious Code – Smart Cyber Defense or Government Overreach?

April 27, 2021

Via: Government Executive

The FBI has the authority right now to access privately owned computers without their owners’ knowledge or consent, and to delete software. It’s part of a government effort to contain the continuing attacks on corporate networks running Microsoft Exchange software, […]


Cloud Computing, Tech

Gain Business Agility with Three Cloud Migration Steps

April 27, 2021

Via: CIO

Moving workloads to the cloud promises many benefits, such as enhanced security, reduced licensing, and hardware costs, and what everybody is looking for: greater agility. The past 12 months have really brought this need to light. Prior to March 2020, […]


Cybersecurity

If you use this popular password manager, all of your passwords may have been stolen

April 27, 2021

Via: BGR

A common refrain among digital security professionals is for users to rely on the services of a strong password manager for their myriad account credentials online. Because in lieu of that, too many people default to the convenience of memory […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

COVID-19 was a ‘pivot point’ for states’ digital transformation. Now what?

April 15, 2021

Via: StateScoop

Right as the COVID-19 pandemic set in — shuttering businesses, closing public gathering spots and driving people into their homes with little clarity about when normal life might resume — it was clear one of state and local governments’ first […]


Cybersecurity

US government strikes back at Kremlin for SolarWinds hack campaign

April 15, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

US officials on Thursday formally blamed Russia for backing one of the worst espionage hacks in recent US history and imposed sanctions designed to mete out punishments for that and other recent actions. In a joint advisory, the National Security […]


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 […]