Technology

The Navy Needs to Do a Better Job Finding the Right Job for Its Cyber Specialists, Officials Say

Adm. Michael Gilday, the chief of naval operations, told the House Armed Services Committee the Navy has struggled with matching cyber talent with teams.

ICE Has Assembled a 'Surveillance Dragnet' with Facial Recognition and Data, Report Says

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has used facial recognition to search through the driver's license photos of one in three adults in the U.S., according to a new report by Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy and Technology.

Data Collection Features in a New Bill Targeting Equity at FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Advancement of Equity Act would instruct the disaster response to improve its data collection systems to help identify inequities in its distribution of federal assistance.

Senate Bill to Train Acquisition Workforce on AI gets House Counterpart

The AI Training Act, which passed the Senate last December now has a House companion from Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and James Comer (R-Ky.).

National Addiction Treatment Locator Has Outdated Data and Other Critical Flaws

Three years after a government site launched to connect Americans to treatment, finding addiction care is still a struggle.

DOD-VA Health Record Modernization Not Hitting Interoperability Targets, Watchdogs Say

In a joint oversight report, inspectors general at the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs say that some legacy health data isn't being migrated to new electronic health records systems.

HBCUs Could Be One Key to Improving Equity in Federal Contracting and Technology

From expanding contracting opportunities for small, disadvantaged businesses to building out a more diverse federal workforce, federal agencies are increasingly aiming to partner with minority-serving institutions to ensure their equity goals are effective.

What’s at Stake for Trump, Twitter and Politics if the Tweeter-In-Chief Returns from Banishment

Analysis of Trump’s post-Twitter communications suggest that the former president has not moderated his messaging style. So what does that mean if he were to go back on Twitter?

GovExec Daily: You Need to Understand How to Best Use Data

Data Society's Merav Yuravlivker joins the podcast to discuss how government can better use information for better customer experience and mission delivery.

Pentagon Still not Taking Full Advantage of Rapid Acquisition Authorities, Former Official Says

Ellen Lord, the former undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment during the Trump administration, told senators "strong leadership" was needed to fully embrace rapid acquisitions policies.

How GSA is Remaking USA.gov

The revamped "federal front door" won't be a mere portal—users will be able to complete end-to-end government services on the USA.gov website.

IRS Balks at Public Free-file Suggestion From Government Watchdog

The Government Accountability Office thinks the IRS should identify and create more free-filing options for taxpayers, but the IRS says that it "does not believe a public free-filing option would significantly improve the taxpayer experience."

Bernie Sanders Wants Amazon Debarred from Federal Contracting

The Vermont lawmaker cites the company's anti-union activity in a letter urging President Biden to eliminate the e-commerce and cloud behemoth from federal contracts.

Staring at An Image of Yourself on Zoom Has Serious Consequences for Mental Health – Especially for Women

Mirrors, selfies and knowing other people are looking at you all cause people to think of themselves as objects. Video calls are all three in one and are likely increasing the harms of self-objectification.

What Does Musk's Purchase of Twitter Mean for Disinformation?

His free-speech values could undermine the site's efforts to stem foreign influence operations.

VA Has Been Dinged By Its Watchdog Over Project Management Woes

The multibillion electronic health records modernization project at the Veterans Affairs Department needs to improve scheduling and coordination, according to a critical report from the agency's inspector general.

Opinion: Biden’s Plan to ‘End Cancer’ Borrows From an Old, Flawed Playbook

The President’s new health research enterprise is eerily reminiscent of Richard Nixon’s ill-fated war on cancer.