Government Technology

On the verge of true federal IT modernization

INDUSTRY INSIGHT<p>After the flurry of cyber and modernization-related policy talk earlier this year, it feels like we’ve entered a holding pattern. …

National Guard’s Smart Radios Create Networks in Disaster Zones

The Army National Guard’s Civil Support Teams recently joined a long list of military and law enforcement groups in adopting MANET technology, a …

National Guard

Walker to sign $3 billion Foxconn bill into law

STURTEVANT, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is about to sign the $3 billion Foxconn Technology Group bill into law, just days after it passed the state Legislature.<p>Walker planned to sign the measure Monday afternoon at Gateway Technical College near Racine.<p>The bill provides nearly $3 …

Technology

Leveraging big data for pediatric health

While major public health initiatives are getting a boost from the power of big data, pediatric medicine is taking longer to make similar gains. …

Big Data

Smart Cities on the Map

Check out ourcontent visualization enginethat maps govtech.com coverage and current smart city efforts across the country.

Smart Cities

The Future of Tech in Government

For this Public CIO Special Report we spoke with tech-savvy leaders in the industry, and they revealed that, along with cloud computing, other …

Tech Trends

Public-Private Information Portal Developed to Aid in Hurricane Harvey Efforts

The National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) and the U.S.A. Council of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM-USA) have …

Hurricane Harvey

When to purchase cloud security services

With new cloud security technologies coming to market every day, it can be challenging for agencies to figure out when invest in these services. …

Cybersecurity

Senators Propose US Elections Cybersecurity Commission

9/15/2017<br>03:30 PM<p>50%<p>50%<p>The proposed commission would aim to review the 2016 election process and safeguard future elections from interference.<p>Looks …

Cybersecurity

VA, TSA Are on a Mission to Make Government More Human

Most people see interacting with the government as a tedious and impersonal task, but two agencies with spotty public image records want to improve …

Customer Service

Innovate Your State: What Cool Technologies Should Government Consider Implementing?

On Sept. 13, a flurry of civic-minded technology was on display in San Jose, Calif., where a host of technologists showed their wares in the hopes of …

Innovation

What’s New in Civic Tech: Top 10 Most Popular Types of Open Data

An open government advocacy group conducted an analysis of 21,000 open data sets from 141 city and state agencies nationwide as part of an effort to …

Cities

Cloud, Like Any Other Technology, Is Meant to be Used Where It Counts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — There is a certain level of hype that comes with each new technology, and it was no different with ill-defined cloud computing. …

Amazon Web Services Can Now Host the Defense Department’s Most Sensitive Data

The company received provisional authority to host Impact Level 5 workloads.

Amazon Web Services

NSA Quietly Awarded a Classified $2.4 Billion Tech Contract With More to Come

CSRA wins the NSA’s Groundbreaker recompete to modernize portions of the intelligence community’s IT infrastructure

National Security Agency (NSA)

Evolving Government: Why government needs open-source deep learning

Deep learning is cutting edge artificial intelligence. It’s what Google used to build AlphaGo, which beat the world champion of board game Go earlier …

Big Data

Why Small and Mid-Size Municipalities Don't Fear Smart City Tech

SAN FRANCISCO — Smaller cities often possess the nimbleness to act quickly in areas of developing and deploying smart city technologies. But they …

Smart Cities

Facebook and Twitter may have to testify before Congress about Russian interference in the 2016 election

Sen. Mark Warner says lawmakers are discussing the need for a public hearing<p>A Senate committee that’s investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election are discussing whether to invite representatives from Facebook and Twitter to testify about misinformation spread on their …

Mark Warner

DARPA enlists bots to fight social engineering

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants a better way to automatically sniff out social engineering attacks.<p>MORE INFO<p>The only safe email …

Social Issues

FTC Cracks Down on Social Media Stars Who Don't Reveal Sponsorships

The Federal Trade Commission sent warnings on Thursday to nearly two dozen social media stars who have continually violated the agency’s endorsement …

Social Media Marketing

Federal Government Provides ‘Worst of the Worst’ Customer Experiences

Federal agencies account for five of the 10 worst customer service providers across 21 leading industries in the United States.<p>According to Forrester …

Customer Experience

Drone Usage Post-Harvey Will Hit 'Landmark' Level, FAA Chief Says

(TNS) -- Even as drones prove essential in Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath, the Federal Aviation Administration is exploring new ways to detect them …

Drones

New Military Initiative Adds Cybersecurity Training for Soldiers Departing for 'Civilian' Careers

(TNS) -- A cybersecurity education program in downtown Colorado Springs is training active-duty military from Colorado Springs who are leaving the …

Colorado Springs

Illinois Announces Key Partnership in Birth Registry Blockchain Pilot

The next steps in Illinois’ many blockchain pilots are beginning to take shape, as the state has announced it will partner with Utah-based Evernym, a …

Bitcoin

A Cybersecurity Breach at Equifax Left Pretty Much Everyone's Financial Data Vulnerable

On Thursday, Equifax, one of three major credit reporting agencies, revealed that highly sensitive personal and financial information for around 143 …

Cybersecurity

Major City Tech Leaders Fight for Net Neutrality, Other Issues in Washington, D.C.

Four of the country’s most prominent city tech leaders visited Washington, D.C., this week to discuss concern over the federal government’s handling …

Internet

How IT teams can implement DevOps

INDUSTRY INSIGHT<p>Today government agencies face an increasingly complex technical and operational environment; they must be able to design and …

DevOps

Virginia just decertified its most hackable voting machines

Following a vote on Friday by the Virginia State Board of Elections, the state will take decisive action to ensure the integrity of its voting machines. Virginia’s election supervisors have instructed 22 localities to abandon their existing machines immediately, citing risks inherent in the way …

Technology

No Easy Fix for Cyber Workforce Shortage

A lot of things can move the ball on cyber hiring but there’s no big plan to close the gap.

Cybersecurity

The DNC Begins Cybersecurity Effort To Try To Make Sure 2016 Doesn’t Happen Again

Phishing drills, top Silicon Valley hires, constant cybersecurity education, emails in the cloud, Tom Perez on Signal, and end-to-end encryption apps like Wickr, which the rest of the Democratic party committees have already adopted. The DNC’s new CTO, now concluding an internal security review, …

Technology