Tech

The DHS Tech Office Develops a Portable Gunshot Detection System

The new gunfire detection tool can be deployed in temporary locations and is designed to reduce instances of false positives.

Changing Government Engagement in 2023

Four trends are showing improvements in the daily work of government employees.

Electronic Records Deadline Officially Punted to 2024

The extension was first announced in an October meeting of federal records officers.

Watchdog: Most Agencies Behind on Personal Data Disclosure Guidance

The Government Accountability Office found that only one out of 17 agencies implemented guidance from the Office of Management and Budget.

Omnibus Spending Bill Includes a Ban of TikTok on Government Devices

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., told FCW on Monday that Congress might have more work to do regarding national security implications of the popular video-sharing app TikTok in the next session of Congress.

GAO Dings OMB on Performance Goals for Agencies’ IT Management

The federal CISO’s plan for getting agencies to focus on cybersecurity measures the administration considers most urgent did not go over so well in a shifting Congress.

A Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Subcontractor Breach Potentially Exposes Sensitive Data of 254,000 Customers

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid said the breach involved a subcontractor that appears to have violated its obligations to the agency.

Electric Vehicles and Building Emissions Are Among Biden’s Sustainable Energy Priorities

Public and private sector leaders discussed the first steps to overhauling the nation’s infrastructure in pursuit of a sustainable future.

Lawmakers Intro Bill to Ban TikTok in U.S.

TikTok poses a national security threat, according to lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle.

Improved Data Sharing Between SSA and USDA Could Streamline Benefits Delivery

Online application pilots are on the horizon with a new data-sharing update between the Social Security Administration and Agriculture Department.

'It's a Great Time' for Laid off Tech Workers to Take a Job at VA, Agency CIO Says

During a media call on Friday, the VA’s CIO and CTO discussed the department’s efforts to attract new talent amid thousands of layoffs across the tech sector.

More States Move to Ban TikTok From Government Devices

Maryland joined South Dakota in announcing a ban on state employees or agencies from using the app on government-issued devices, while South Carolina asked for it to be blocked.

GovExec Daily: Meet Me in the Metaverse? Tech Trends for Next Year

Deloitte's Scott Buchholz joins the podcast to discuss the new report on technology trends for the coming year.

More Likes Up the Chance People Believe Fake News

New research digs into how the social part of social media can affect what people think about fake news stories.

TSA Wants to Automate ID Verification at Checkpoint Security

The agency is testing using facial recognition to verify passengers’ information with the information on record.