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DHS selects 6 digital wallet startups for identity security contracts

July 8, 2024

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security took steps to bolster digital wallet technology development on Monday, announcing six startups the agency will partner with to help secure the privacy of travelers who are utilizing digital credentials. Credence ID, Hushmesh, Netis d.o.o., […]


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How to maximize AI’s potential for government

July 3, 2024

Via: FCW

With AI surging, and more than 60 new governments set to take office and implement policy frameworks in 2024, we’ve arrived at an era-defining moment. Decision-makers have an opportunity to steer the course of AI and harness its impacts for […]


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Federal buyers have a new ‘co-pilot’ to get good deals for government

June 21, 2024

Via: FCW

The new Procurement Co-Pilot brings data together from across the government — something that’s historically been difficult to do. Read More on FCW


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House panel advances bill to study TSA’s embrace of digital IDs

June 17, 2024

Via: FCW

Bipartisan legislation that would study the Transportation Security Administration’s use of digital identification systems is headed to the House floor after making it through a key committee last week. During a House Homeland Security Committee markup on June 12, the […]


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FCC greenlights $200M pilot for school and library cybersecurity

June 7, 2024

Via: FCW

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to kickstart a three year pilot program that would study the use of agency funding to support cybersecurity services and equipment for school and library networks. The unanimous vote allows the agency to […]


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Pre-award protests cleared in FBI’s $7B IT services pact

May 16, 2024

Via: FCW

The Government Accountability Office rejects the last pre-award protest involving this blanket purchase agreement for IT services and supplies. Read More on FCW


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IBM calls for stricter regulatory posture on deepfakes

February 28, 2024

Via: FCW

IBM is urging lawmakers and federal agencies to police deepfakes and other synthetic content generated by artificial intelligence ahead of the 2024 presidential election, in order to maintain election security, artist protection and privacy. Announced on Wednesday, the tech behemoth […]


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NIST debuts the finalized update to its Cybersecurity Framework

February 26, 2024

Via: FCW

The revamp of a nationally recognized cybersecurity standards blueprint urges board rooms to adopt robust governance practices, arguing it will help them face down ever-evolving cyber risks targeting both public and private sectors. The National Institute of Standards and Technology […]


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US has shared AI security interests with ‘every country around the world,’ State official says

February 22, 2024

Via: FCW

Seth Center, the State Department’s deputy envoy for critical and emerging technology, broke down the U.S. diplomatic approach to cultivating cohesive regulatory approaches. Read More on FCW


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Senators look to harden the unemployment system for the next crisis

February 13, 2024

Via: FCW

The top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Finance Committee have a bipartisan framework for legislation they say would equip the unemployment system for the next economic crisis. Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, announced their plans last […]


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House and Senate panels advance bills targeting federal tech

February 9, 2024

Via: FCW

House and Senate committees have advanced bipartisan bills looking to reform federal technology personnel, processes, acquisition and more. While it’s not clear if and how any of these bills might pass through Congress in a busy election year with funding […]


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Contracts featuring automation, built-in security can boost agencies’ cyber defenses, VA officials say

February 7, 2024

Via: FCW

An enhanced focus on automating legacy systems, prioritizing built-in security requirements in vendor contracts and carefully adopting mature artificial intelligence tools can help federal agencies bolster their overall cyber resilience, several officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs said on […]


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Autonomous tech featured in Senate border and foreign aid bill 

February 5, 2024

Via: FCW

The Senate’s bipartisan border security and foreign aid package released on Sunday would allocate millions of dollars toward the deployment of innovative technologies along the U.S.-Mexico border, including more autonomous systems and new artificial intelligence capabilities. The 370-page, $118 billion […]


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How government organizations can get started with generative AI today

February 2, 2024

Via: FCW

COMMENTARY | It may take time to fully embrace generative AI in a trusted and transparent manner, but that shouldn’t stop organizations from taking action now. Read More on FCW


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Former DHS employees sentenced for plot to steal government software, databases

January 29, 2024

Via: FCW

Three former DHS employees were sentenced on Friday for their roles in a conspiracy to steal proprietary U.S. software and law enforcement databases for use in a commercial venture. Charles K. Edwards, the former acting inspector general of the DHS […]


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Next digital identity testing at DHS to focus on ‘liveness’ detection

January 26, 2024

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security’s research arm is moving forward with efforts to fill in holes in how well remote identity verification technologies work, announcing Tuesday that it’s taking applications from developers to test their liveness detection technologies, meant to […]


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US regulators have done little to address firmware vulnerabilities, think tank argues

January 25, 2024

Via: FCW

The code embedded inside devices that bridges interactions between hardware and software is frequently exposed to security vulnerabilities, but lawmakers and federal officials have not paid enough attention to them, a national security think tank analysis argues. The report, released […]


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Senate starts process to pass more stopgap funding measures to avoid a government shutdown

January 16, 2024

Via: FCW

The Senate on Tuesday is set to take a first procedural vote on a stopgap measure that will set up two March deadlines to fund the government, looking to once again avert a shutdown by punting on the appropriations process. […]


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OMB head ‘not optimistic’ about avoiding a government shutdown

January 5, 2024

Via: FCW

White House budget director Shalanda Young told reporters on Friday that she’s “not optimistic” about avoiding a government shutdown when the current stopgap bills funding government agencies expire in the coming weeks. Next week, Congress will be back in session […]


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You can now easily search through every executive in federal government

January 4, 2024

Via: FCW

A new website has made available a database of anyone serving in a top-ranking position in the federal government, offering new insight that advocates said will boost transparency and better prepare new administrations to transition into power. The Office of […]