Government Technology

Industry Teams Up To Teach Agencies AI

Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the way the private sector does business, and two companies want to help government use it to solve some …

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon Web Services Announces Secret Cloud Region For CIA

Amazon Web Services unveiled a cloud computing region for the CIA and other intelligence community agencies developed specifically to host secret …

Amazon Web Services

You Can Use Your Computer’s Spare Power to Fund Bail for US Defendants

A new app can use your personal computer’s unused power to mine cryptocurrency, and then direct the funds to make bail payments for US defendants. …

Richard Branson

Best Tips for Safe Online Holiday Shopping

It’s that time of year again. Holiday shoppers get ready, set…. SURF!<p>The global masses are already scouring the Internet for end of the year deals …

eCommerce

Unsolicited Funds and Missed Opportunities

For many of us, news about the latest disaster comes to us through social media. We check in on friends and family in an affected area. We check the …

Determine

Washington State Begins to Fill Key Technology Vacancies

Nearly two months after the departure of its technology leader, Washington state is beginning to fill the vacancies on its tech bench with the …

Government

Acting Locally: Trends from the 2017 Digital Cities Survey (Infographic)

Each year, the Digital Cities Survey looks at IT efforts in cities large and small where local government is using tech to improve its services …

eGovernment

Good tech can't fix bad data

As the fact–finding branch of the Library of Congress, the Congressional Research Service has spent 20 years working to provide information to …

Ed Winfield Joins Maricopa County, Ariz., as CIO

Less than a month after the departure of its chief information officer, Maricopa County, Ariz., found a permanent replacement: Ed Winfield, the …

Maricopa County

Merging city planning and design technologies, Esri and Autodesk announce partnership

(Getty Images)<p>A new partnership between design software company Autodesk and geospatial software company Esri is laying the groundwork for new …

Smart Cities

The Digital Jobs Gap is Widening in Some Communities

The introduction of computers and digital technologies into the workplace has altered just about every job in some way. A report released by the …

Equality

Tech Industry Insiders Want to Standardize Data Scientists

A few companies are creating a Data Science Standards Board that Booz Allen Hamilton thinks could help government hire better.

Big Data

Digital Infrastructure Should Be a Part of Any New U.S. Project, Experts Say

New and refurbished infrastructure — whether it’s a road, a bridge, a rail line — should be developed with a vision for the future, one that includes …

Shelley Moore Capito

Congress taps into GIS

Geographic information systems can help members of Congress better serve their constituents by illustrating and mapping local issues.<p>Sen. James Risch …

Library of Congress

Like Yelp for smart cities tech, Marketplace.city opens its doors

(Getty Images)<p>Tuesday marks the official launch of Marketplace.city, a website designed to corral a rapidly expanding marketplace of new sensor-based …

Cities

DevOpsSec…procurement? DHS's Soraya Correa says acquisition should be baked into agile development

Agile development has emerged as the gospel of more efficient federal business, preaching collaboration across IT development, operations and …

Project Management

Small Cities are Rethinking Effective Procurement

<i>This story was produced with support from the City Accelerator program.</i><p>When cities contract with the private sector for goods and services, they tend …

Virginia Beach

Agency Scores Fall in Latest FITARA Scorecard

Agencies scores dipped for the second consecutive time in Congress’ fifth FITARA scorecard, which measures agency progress adhering to the Federal …

EPA

Women in Tech Are Rising Higher in China Than in the U.S.

I spent much of the summer of 2015 covering the absolute unraveling of Uber China, a multibillion-dollar effort that failed spectacularly. When Uber …

Didi Chuxing

Congress May Be Making the Pentagon Amazon's Next Big Customer

Buried within the 2,000-page National Defense Authorization Act is an amendment that could offload a significant chunk of the $53 billion the Defense …

Government

Startup Partnerships Drive Open Data, Citizen-Centric Service Efforts in San Leandro, Calif.

San Leandro, Calif., has launched an open data page, a GIS data page and a dashboard to guide citizens to services based on their background, and …

GIS

How 'Self-Driving' Trucks Connected the Australian Outback

The trucks that roam the highways of the Australian outback are a lot bigger than the average 18-wheeler. Instead of towing one container, these road …

Australia

1 in 8 Government Emails Received in October was Phony

One out of every eight emails sent from what looked like a government address in October was a phony email sent by hackers and spammers, according to …

Security

Who's really responsible for cloud security?

Understanding the division of security responsibilities between the agency and cloud service providers makes it easier for CIOs to safely move their …

Cybersecurity

Louisville Uses Waze Data for Better Transportation Outcomes

The days of sending out crews to deploy traffic counting equipment to measure highway volume could be coming to an end as cities turn to apps like …

Big Data

Drones Take Off in a Public Safety Role

<i>John Breeden II is an award-winning journalist and reviewer with over 20 years of experience covering technology. He is the CEO of the Tech Writers</i> …

Drones

California Wildfires Highlighted the Need to Modernize Emergency Alerts

(TNS) –– Federal authorities knew technology used to broadcast official emergency warnings from cell towers was outdated years before deadly fires …

Sonoma County

How to Recover From Cyber Incidents in Government

Public and private sector organizations have experienced numerous major incidents related to cybersecurity over the past few years. Indeed, many …

Cybersecurity

For agencies making data center migrations, hybrid cloud is the only cloud

If cloud migration is one of the hottest topics happening in federal IT right now, then lift-and-shift could be quickly becoming its greatest …

Hybrid Clouds

GSA to Industry: Help Us Write Better Cloud Contracts

The demand for cloud services is growing at a staggering rate, but like toddlers clamoring for a sugar fix in a candy store, federal agencies don’t …

Corruption