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Congress reaches agreement on FAA reauthorization bill

May 1, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

U.S. Senate and House of Representatives leaders said the final bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for the next five years will head to the Senate floor this week following months […]


Social Services

Biden seeks 10% bump to civilian cybersecurity spending for FY25

March 21, 2024

Via: FCW

The funding boost is influenced by the White House’s National Cyber Strategy released last year. Read More on FCW


Health & Insurance, Social Services

HHS seeks zero trust support

November 28, 2023

Via: FCW

The Department of Health and Human Services is looking for a contractor to help manage the implementation of zero trust architecture across multiple operating divisions, as deadlines to comply with White House-issued cybersecurity mandates loom. In a request for information […]


Social Services

High Heat Hazard Alert: Employers Must Protect Workers from Heat Illness

August 7, 2023

Via: Waste360

Cal/OSHA is reminding all employers to protect workers from heat illness as high temperatures are forecast throughout the state and the National Weather Service has issued excessive heat warnings for some areas. “Cal/OSHA will be visiting worksites in agriculture, construction, […]


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How some agencies used tech to decrease improper payments

July 5, 2023

Via: FCW

Governmentwide, improper payments are up relative to fiscal year 2020. But digital tools — alongside other management tactics — enabled some agencies to find reductions. Read More on FCW


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New Mexico awards GDIT $39M to update Medicaid systems

June 20, 2023

Via: StateScoop

The New Mexico Human Services Department awarded a $39 million contract to General Dynamics Information Technology as part of an ongoing effort to replace the state’s Medicaid enrollment and provider management system, the company announced Tuesday. In a press release, […]


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Budget and tech challenges loom over IRS’s direct file pilot

May 30, 2023

Via: FCW

The news of the forthcoming pilot was followed this week by a compromise debt ceiling bill that includes reallocating $20 billion of the funding the IRS got as part of the Inflation Reduction Act. Read More on FCW


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DHS outlines cyber priorities in release of delayed review

April 24, 2023

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security’s long-delayed Quadrennial Homeland Security Review warned that “more complex” threats to the nation, such as crippling cyberattacks, could affect “multiple industries, sectors and national critical functions.” Read More on FCW


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NSA offers new tips on zero trust and identity

March 15, 2023

Via: FCW

Weaknesses in identity and access controls are allowing cyber attacks to happen, NSA officials say. A new tip sheet is meant to help national security systems mature their controls. Read More on FCW


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White House wants info from state law enforcement on data practices

February 28, 2023

Via: StateScoop

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is requesting state and local law enforcement agencies submit information on their current data practices for a report to President Joe Biden following an executive order aimed at increasing trust in […]


Social Services

DHS tests show facial recognition tech has varied results, but gaining ground

February 24, 2023

Via: FCW

Although some systems were able to meet performance thresholds for all demographic groups, others did show differentials because of issues with obtaining quality photos of people with varying skin tones. Read More on FCW


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CDC technology office plans roadmap for public health data interoperability

February 23, 2023

Via: FCW

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office of Public Health Data, Surveillance and Technology is aiming to expand public health data sharing and nationwide health equity over the next two years. Read More on FCW


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$12M in new grants to help states update workforce programs

February 15, 2023

Via: StateScoop

Research Improving People’s Lives, a nonprofit that helps governments use technology and data for social good, is launching a $12 million grant program to support states in updating their workforce and unemployment programs. RIPL’s grant program, provided with funding support […]


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Inflation, workforce issues challenge defense contractors amid security pivot

February 10, 2023

Via: FCW

The defense industrial base is facing workforce and inflationary headwinds just as the U.S. is refocusing its strategic lens on competition with China and Russia. Read More on FCW


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Industry, Congress have eye on Login.gov and the public, private sector role in digital identity

February 10, 2023

Via: FCW

The Software Alliance and Enterprise Cloud Coalition calls for a “technology neutral” solution to digital identity in a recent letter after Congress directed GSA to promote a policy of multiple credential service providers. Read More on FCW


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Department of Labor Announces Enforcement Guidance Changes Making Penalties More Effective

January 27, 2023

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Department of Labor announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued new enforcement guidance to make its penalties more effective in stopping employers from repeatedly exposing workers to life-threatening hazards or failing to comply with certain […]


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OSHA fines Eversource $333,560 over alleged workplace violations in accident that killed a Boston worker

January 17, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed penalties of $333,560 against Eversource Energy for five workplace safety violations related to an arc flash and blast last summer that killed a 31-year-old worker. Eversource employees were doing maintenance work […]


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Contractors, stakeholders offer wish lists for cyber workforce strategy

November 15, 2022

Via: FCW

Although there is broad agreement between industry and government that the growing cyber talent gap demands attention, how exactly the White House will wield its ability to assess federal agency work and annual budget proposals to address the issue remains […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

EPA Updates Superfund National Priorities List to Clean Up Pollution and Address Public Health Risks

September 9, 2022

Via: Waste360

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is adding five sites to the Superfund National Priorities List and is proposing to add another two where releases of contamination pose significant human health and environmental risk. “All people […]


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Secure Services Edge market grows 40% – study

July 1, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Secure Service Edge (SSE) market is heating up, according to a new report from market research firm Dell’Oro Group. The company says the SSE market grew 40% year-over-year to reach $800 million in revenue for the first calendar quarter […]