Workforce

Budding spies might not get weeded out for past drug use

Activists say this would be a practical step to help ensure all the best candidates are getting considered for intelligence jobs. 

Defense

The Pentagon's plan for 'responsible AI'

A 47-page document released this week outlines the Pentagon's plan to incorporate its two-year old ethical AI principles throughout a system's design, development and use.

Digital Government

Digital identity challenges could be a roadblock to improved CX

Government agencies are currently wrestling with how exactly to verify Americans who want to access federal programs and services.

Sponsor Content

User-Friendly Cybersecurity is Key in a Hybrid Landscape

Agencies must implement the tools necessary to stay one step ahead of nefarious actors through easy-to-use cybersecurity methods.

IT Modernization

VA electronic health record system ‘not yet stable enough’ for planned rollouts

The Boise Veterans Affairs Medical Center now plans to deploy the Cerner Millennium system a month later than originally planned, with the year’s remaining rollouts pushed to 2023.

Digital Government

Experts call for more chief customer officers in government

Witnesses told Senate lawmakers that customer experience practitioners need representation within key federal agencies.

Acquisition

SBA team targets set-aside contracts awarded to ineligible firms

The Office of Government Contracting and Business Development successfully steered over $5 billion in contracting opportunities for small businesses away from firms that were ineligible for set-asides.

Defense

House committee boosts defense budget by $37B

The House Armed Service Committee’s topline is more than Biden’s budget request, but less than that of its Senate counterpart

Comment

Steve Kelman reports from his 50th college reunion

After a two-year delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Harvard College class of 1970 got the chance to reconnect.

Cybersecurity

CISA seeks public feedback on TIC 3.0 cloud use case

Trusted Internet Connections use cases provide guidance on secure implementations of specific platforms, services and environments.

Sponsor Content

The Future of Hybrid Work in Government

Hybrid and remote work are here to stay and so is the need for secure, productive, and flexible workplaces for government.

Defense

IARPA researchers want immersive, 3D imagery for training and simulation

The project seeks software and applications to enhance the intelligence community’s surveillance images.

Congress

States need to invest in unemployment systems, Labor secretary tells Congress

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh spoke with lawmakers about a week after the Government Accountability Office added the unemployment program to its high risk list of poorly performing government programs.

People

President Biden nominates OSTP director

If confirmed, Dr. Arati Prabhakar would serve as the president’s chief science advisor.

Workforce

Biden signs bill creating federal cybersecurity rotational program

Certain cyber and IT federal employees will be able to rotate to other agencies under a new law signed Tuesday.

IT Modernization

TMF announces $95 million in new funding focused on security and networks

The Technology Modernization Fund is announcing a new set of investments to help three agencies meet White House cybersecurity objectives.

Digital Government

How TMF is managing its commitment to customer experience projects

Having technologists on the team assessing potential projects and active TMF investments has been a key change over the past year, program leaders told FCW.

Acquisition

General Dynamics' $11B DOD 'Fourth Estate' IT protest denied

Barring more action, this lets Leidos proceed on its work for the 10-year Defense Enclave Services award and consolidate IT systems for 22 DOD agencies.

Digital Government

Can a new data strategy can help the Department of Labor shape a more inclusive economy?

A three-year data strategy is going to help the department focus resources on the vulnerable and make sure its own programs aren't perpetuating inequity, said top officials Wednesday.

Defense

The Pentagon should keep better tabs on IT cybersecurity, supply chain risks, GAO says

The findings come as the Defense Department continues to increase its investment in information technology and cybersecurity year over year—a trend that could likely mean more scrutiny.