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IT Policy, Tech

South Korea passes ‘Anti-Google law’ bill to curb Google, Apple in-app payment commission

August 31, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

After a number of delays, South Korea’s National Assembly today voted to approve the passage of its “Anti-Google law.” Nicknamed after the search giant but more wide-ranging, the law will prevent Google and Apple from forcing developers to use their […]


Education, Industry

Loan forgiveness offered to more former ITT Tech students

August 26, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

The Education Department announced Thursday it will forgive student debt for more than 100,000 borrowers who attended colleges in the now-defunct ITT Technical Institute chain but left before graduating. In a rarely used move, the agency said it will erase […]


Federal, Policy

National cyber director backs new Bureau of Cyber Statistics

August 3, 2021

Via: FCW

The White House is still considering whether to support the Cyberspace Solarium Commission’s recommendation to establish a Bureau of Cyber Statistics, National Cyber Director Chris Inglis said on Monday, while stressing the urgent need for the federal government to begin […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

New York City launches its own vaccine proof app

August 3, 2021

Via: StateScoop

The new “NYC COVID Safe” app is designed to display a photo of a person’s ID alongside an image of their COVID-19 vaccine records or the results of a recent diagnostic test for the novel coronavirus. De Blasio said the […]


Health Care, Industry

Contracting Association Calls for Extension of COVID-19 Leave Provision 

August 3, 2021

Via: Government Executive

Alarge contracting association is calling for the extension and permanent authorization of a contractor relief provision established in the CARES Act. Section 3610 of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act, passed in March 2020, allows federal agencies to use their funds […]


Policy, State & Local

Los Angeles must ‘do better’ on data privacy, controller says

July 15, 2021

Via: StateScoop

Los Angeles city officials need to do more to show that new “smart” technology isn’t being used to spy or store information on residents, according to a new report from city Controller Ron Galperin. Residents should be “absolutely sure” that […]


Defense, Industry

DOD’s 3D printers are vulnerable to hackers, IG finds

July 7, 2021

Via: FCW

The Defense Department didn’t properly secure additive manufacturing systems, such as 3D printers, from foreign intrusion and data tampering because they were considered tools rather than IT, according to an inspector general report released July 7. Additive manufacturing systems, which […]


Cybersecurity

Mayors meet with NSC’s cyber lead as ransomware crisis continues

July 7, 2021

Via: StateScoop

As the Biden administration continues its attempt to push back against ransomware and other cyberthreats, a group of mayors from around the United States got a virtual briefing Tuesday from Anne Neuberger, the deputy national security adviser for cyber and […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

Digital acceleration at Stanley Black & Decker places data at the center

June 16, 2021

Via: CIO

For Stanley Black & Decker, digital technologies are transforming every aspect of the company, from internal operations to customer experience to the products and services themselves. Recently, I spoke with Rhonda Gass, CIO, about her approach to strategy, architecture, and […]


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 […]