Watchdog: Fuzzy Communication Is Hindering Effort to Standardize Agency Data

Amid reorganization OMB lacks clarity on DATA Act, GAO finds.

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DHS Invests $5.9 Million into Cyber Training Tool for Energy Sector


The project will expand a strategic decision-making and communication exercise tool developed for the finance sector to the energy sector.

White House to Nominate Michael Kratsios as U.S. CTO


Kratsios, who currently serves as the country’s deputy chief technology officer, will be the first person to hold the title since the Obama administration.


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Pentagon To Explore Potential of 5G — and Its Made-in-China Hazards

Planned experiments will test the emerging wireless technology, even as leaders fret publicly about supply-chain risks.

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FEMA Defends Actions Following Data Release Affecting 2.3 Million Disaster Victims

The agency said there’s no indication that survivor data has been misused.


Contractors and Advocacy Groups Push Back on State Efforts to Mandate Surveillance Software

State legislation pushed by one company to require contractors to install the software would compromise data privacy and carry steep costs for companies and governments, the groups argue.


GSA’s 10x Offers Seed Funding To Develop Feds’ Tech Ideas

The four-phase program is looking to test, fund and build federal employees’ ideas for using tech to improve their agencies.


OMB is Dropping the Ball on DATA Act Management, Watchdog Says

The office lacks a formal process for revising data standards, and it doesn’t clearly tell agencies when changes are made, the Government Accountability Office found.


Heartland Cities Are Stuck. Washington Can Help Them.

In an unprecedented era of winner-take-all urbanism, left-behind cities need federal help.


Commercial CX Trends for Federal Agencies to Consider Today

Here are the top digital customer service trends used by leading commercial brands that hold promise for government leaders in 2019.

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Why the New Zealand Shooting Video Keeps Circulating

Teaching AI to filter out banned content isn’t the solution advocates hoped for—or the one Silicon Valley promised.

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Pentagon Watchdog Launches Probe of Acting Defense Chief's Boeing Ties

Shanahan welcomes the investigation pushed by Democrats and transparency group.


White House Issues New Guidance on Category Management

Obama-era move toward pooled agency purchasing is updated to reduce duplication.