Rep. Mike Waltz, R-Fla., made a broad call today for Congress to establish a special committee on artificial intelligence (AI).
Department of Defense (DoD) Chief Information Officer (CIO) John Sherman on June 1 approved updates to agency guidance on buying software and digital technology that are better aligned with recent changes made to other statutes and policies that impact IT functions, a DoD spokesperson confirmed to MeriTalk.
As it approaches any move to regulate the creation or use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, Congress should look to the state of data privacy laws in the U.S. – or the lack thereof – as an important guidepost in deciding the rules of the road for AI tech developers who must train their algorithms on massive amounts of data.
The Pentagon’s All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) is ramping up its abilities to sense and track unidentified flying objects (UFOs) – otherwise referred to as unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP) – as part of its ongoing mandate to investigate the presence of those phenomena in the air, sea, space, or on land.
President Biden signed the NOTAM Improvement Act into law over the weekend, which requires the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to establish a task force to provide recommendations for improvement of the agency’s Notices to Air Missions (NOTAM) system.
President Biden has nominated U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Kruse to lead the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).
A senior Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) customer experience (CX) official said last week that the value of taking a deliberate approach in the process for generating CX improvements can generate better understanding of the problems trying to be solved, and ultimately the way that the agency may go about making improvements.
The Senate late on June 1 voted to approve the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023, which would increase the national debt limit through early 2025 and avoid the government hitting its borrowing limit early next week.
The Department of Defense (DoD) is seeking potential industry partners to help with U.S. Army plans to shift its cloud service provider (CSP) reselling services function to a private contractor.
Starting today, Federal contractors are prohibited from having or using the popular social media app TikTok on government managed devices, according to an interim rule posted in the Federal Register by the Defense Department, General Services Administration, and NASA.
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) unveiled a new initiative on June 1 that aims to shift the agency’s training, recruiting, and retention efforts to meet challenges posed by foreign adversaries, particularly China.
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has appointed Thomas Keller to serve as acting chief for the agency’s Joint Service Provider (JP2) Cyber Security Center.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has made some progress over the past year in reducing the number of priority recommendations it has received from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
The Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has ranked IT investments as one of the top eight “critically important” challenges for the agency in the OIG’s first half fiscal year (FY) 2023 Semiannual Report to Congress.
Just three months after the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the General Services Administration (GSA) found that the Federal agency had been misleading users on the standards of its Login.gov identity proofing website, GSA Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Commissioner Sonny Hashmi said this week that the tool’s adoption curve continues to increase despite the OIG’s findings earlier this year.
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is well along in a “reimagining” how the department is handling and improving its customer care experience, said Simchah Suveyke-Bogin, chief experience officer at the agency, today.
The Federal government has increased its adoption of 5G wireless technologies to enable agencies to receive and transmit a growing volume of data faster than ever before, government officials said this week.
A bipartisan group senators wants to authorize cybersecurity cooperation between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and nations that have signed onto the Abraham Accords countries through a new piece of legislation introduced on May 31.
Tanya Bradsher, the Biden administration’s nominee to become deputy secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), told senators at a confirmation hearing on May 31 that her top priority at the agency – if her nomination is confirmed – would be to help fix the troubled rollout of the agency’s Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR) program.
The U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) held its fourth ministerial meeting in Luleå, Sweden this week, unveiling key initiatives for the advancement of artificial intelligence technologies through the countries’ partnership.
MeriTalk recently sat down with General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) President Amy Gilliland to discuss the company’s new technology investment strategy.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., today pledged to waste little time in Senate consideration of the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 bill approved by the House on Wednesday evening.
As China continues on its path to become the leading cyber adversary to the United States, lawmakers and government officials are looking for ways to strike a balance that will cater to benefits of economic partnerships with China while not exposing American security interests in the process.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is in the process of updating its Information Technology Strategic Plan for fiscal years (FY) 2024-28, with an emphasis across the agency on moving away from older legacy IT systems, the agency’s chief information officer (CIO) said today.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report finding that the Department of Energy (DoE) has failed to fully implement a program to protect against insider threats to the agency’s nuclear weapons and related secret information.
Denice Ross, chief data scientist at the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), was promoted earlier this month to serve as U.S. deputy chief technology officer (CTO) for tech capacity.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) unveiled its latest President’s Management Agenda (PMA) quarterly updates today that outline the Biden-Harris administration’s progress on its three PMA priorities: strengthening the Federal workforce, delivering excellent customer experience, and improving government business management.
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Jen Easterly said today she is confident that Congress will give CISA the funding it needs to execute on its mission even in times of skinnier Federal budgets, and emphasized her belief that cybersecurity is an issue with substantial bipartisan support among lawmakers.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced that the FCC will re-charter the Communications Equity and Diversity Council (CEDC) for another two-year term.
The agreement in principle reached over the weekend between the White House and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to increase the national debt limit through early 2025 would leave Federal civilian agencies living on smaller-than-proposed budgets for the next two years, with spending priorities for IT-related categories like modernization and cybersecurity under pressure along with other agency spending accounts.