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Hardware & Software, Tech

A DNA-based storage system with files and metadata

June 15, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

DNA-based data storage appears to offer solutions to some of the problems created by humanity’s ever-growing capacity to create data we want to hang on to. Compared to most other media, DNA offers phenomenal data densities. If stored in the […]


Federal, Policy

What to watch as Congress revives familiar TSP investment policy debates

June 2, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

Congress again is considering a variety of legislation that, if enacted, could change where and how federal employees invest their retirement savings in the Thrift Savings Plan. A few of the bills have sparked concern from the Federal Retirement Thrift […]


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 […]


Federal, Policy

Biden signs executive order to strengthen US cybersecurity

May 13, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

Joe Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday in an attempt to bolster US cybersecurity defenses, after a number of devastating hacks including the Colonial pipeline attack revealed vulnerabilities across business and government. “Recent cybersecurity incidents… are a sobering reminder […]


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 […]


Education, Industry

Erase All Kittens raises $1M Seed round for Mario-style game which teaches girls to code

April 29, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Erase All Kittens (EAK) is an EdTech startup that created a ‘Mario-style’ web-based game designed for kids aged 8-12. However, the game has a twist: it places an emphasis on inspiring girls to code (since let’s face it, most coding […]


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 […]