Tag: Tech


Federal Government Gets Serious About Post-Quantum Encryption Protection

June 29, 2022

Via: Nextgov

There is a Chinese proverb that states that the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, while the second best time to plant one is right now. Given the quantum arms race going on between the United […]

Industry, Workforce

How Congress is forcing agencies to confront telework, and those public service student loans

June 24, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

At least some members of Congress are pushing for telework to become a big and permanent feature of federal employment. The latest gambit is a bill that requires agencies to gather statistics about telework and prevent them from restricting it. […]

Networking & Wireless, Tech

FAA identifies means for 5G C-band wireless deployment without aviation disruption

June 22, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

In its latest update on 5G, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) laid out last week a phased approach by which it says commercial air travel and 5G C-band deployment could co-exist, without interruption. Companies like Verizon and AT&T have increasingly […]

Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

House panel passes funding bill with $100M for TMF

June 16, 2022

Via: FCW

A House Appropriations subcommittee advanced a 2023 spending bill on Thursday that includes a $100 million plus-up to the Technology Modernization Fund and a $35 million increase to modernization efforts at the IRS. The measure passed the Subcommittee on Financial […]

Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

Congressional hearings focus on AI, machine learning challenges in cybersecurity

June 14, 2022

Via: CSO Online

Congressional hearings on artificial intelligence and machine learning in cyberspace quietly took place in the U.S. Senate Armed Forces Committee’s Subcommittee on Cyber in early May 2022. The committee discussed the topic with representatives from Google, Microsoft and the Center […]

Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

IRS launched tax credit website without authority to operate, watchdog reports

June 14, 2022

Via: FCW

The IRS rolled out a web portal to authenticate recipients of the expanded Child Tax Credit in mid-2021 without receiving an “authority to operate” approval from tech officials, according to a May report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax […]

IT Policy, Tech

Senators ask DOJ to enforce accessibility rules for state and local websites

June 13, 2022

Via: StateScoop

A group of 10 Democratic senators last week asked the Justice Department to ensure that websites and other digital services offered by state and local governments are complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The letter, sent Friday, comes a […]

Cloud Computing, Hardware & Software, Tech

Antitrust regulator considers Apple’s cloud gaming ban and WebKit requirement anticompetitive

June 13, 2022

Via: TechSpot

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced last week that it’s investigating the effects of Apple’s web browser and cloud gaming rules on the mobile market. The CMA also released a study in which it calls Apple and Google […]

Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Five automakers tell the Feds they want California emissions rules

June 9, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

California’s ability to regulate its own air quality is being defended by five automakers this week. BMW, Ford, Honda, Volkswagen Group, and Volvo have filed a motion to defend the Golden State’s waiver, issued by the US Environmental Protection Agency, […]


11 infamous malware attacks: The first and the worst

June 9, 2022

Via: CSO Online

Viruses and other malware spreading for sinister or baffling reasons has been a staple of cyberpunk novels and real-life news stories alike for decades. And in truth, there have been computer viruses on the internet since before it was the […]