As the Federal Aviation Administration’s 2015 deadline for integrating small unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace approaches, members of the private, public and education sectors are already looking into the ways they can use drones to make tasks easier and safer — with or without the FAA.
The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to release the long-awaited request for proposals next week.
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said personal information for any current postal employee and any employee who left the agency sometime after May 2012 could be at risk. The network intruder also may have accessed information about customers who contacted the Postal Service call center this year between Jan. 1 and Aug. 16.
As the United States Postal Service prepares to start another round of mail processing facility closures in the first quarter of 2015, officials said the closures and the tightening fiscal situation for the independent agency will not stifle innovation.
Even though the Transportation Department only has minimal involvement in the cruise line industry, the department launched a website last week to direct users to the appropriate agency, whether it be the Federal Maritime Commission or the Coast Guard, to handle their complaint or comment.
As Congress prepares to come back after this week’s elections, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., suggested that the recent White House network breach should inspire a call to action to address some of the cybersecurity legislation pending on Capitol Hill, including the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014.
The Government Printing Office doesn’t have to follow mandates sent down from the White House. In fact, without an order from the Office of Management and Budget, the agency instead has the flexibility to pursue the projects that work for their agency and their budget.
More than $190 million in advanced communication infrastructure, including broadband, is headed to several states and territories, the Agriculture Department announced Wednesday.
The House Science, Space and Technology Committee will investigate a nearly $1 million grant the National Science Foundation awarded to a project that looks to decipher how online interactions affect popular sentiment, specifically on Twitter.
As the Federal Aviation Administration continues to attempt to roll out the Next Generation Air Transportation System, the latest joint implementation plan released by the agency said that without any changes to the current trajectory, the project will be funded fully.
In the wake of major credit card breaches at Target, Home Depot and J.P. Morgan over the past year, a new executive order from President Barack Obama will require consumer-facing federal agencies to upgrade their point of sale terminals to a more safe, encrypted technology by the start of 2015.
Amazon Prime Air, Google X, GoPro and several drone manufacturers have joined forces as part of the Small UAV Coalition to try to get the FAA to move faster on testing and integration of drones into the national airspace system.
After weeks of concerns regarding the rollout of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Next Generation Air Transportation System, the agency announced an updated plan accelerating the system’s delivery over the next three years.
As the number of cyber intrusions increase, agencies have questioned who should monitor federal cybersecurity threats.
The Government Printing Office announced Tuesday it plans to move its internal email system to the cloud. The move represents GPO’s latest efforts to virtualize its operations.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection drones spent more than 80 percent of their time in border and coastal areas.
More than two years after the Library of Congress’ clearinghouse for all things U.S. federal legislative information launched, Congress.gov is finally moving out of its beta stage.
More than four months after President Barack Obama signed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 into law, discussion has only just begun on how the administration plans to put the law into practice.
Following a report released by the Government Accountability Office in May that said federal agencies need better software licensing management, a new GAO report released last week found that all but three heeded the suggestions.
In early June, the Motion Picture Association of America filed a request with the Federal Aviation Administration to use small unmanned aircraft systems while filming movies. Thursday, the Transportation Department granted its request.