Documents released by the FBI show the bureau plans to double the size of its facial recognition database by 2015 and will, for the first time, include facial images of millions of people who have not been convicted of any crimes.
In an effort to bring some order to the emergency room triage process to treat Heartbleed, FedScoop presents a collection of the best, common-sense advice for those worried about losing the lifeblood of their enterprise to a bleeding heart.
The government faces various challenges, but there is one that is universal among agencies: unleashing data.
In response to legislation passed by Congress in 2012, the Food and Drug Administration, in consultation with the Federal Communications Commission and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT at the Department of Health and Human Services, released a report with a proposed strategy and recommendations for a health IT framework.
PRISM, the name of the clandestine program, set off a firestorm in governments near and far. It has also brought a flood of competitors to the IT sector. These include a slew of non-U.S. companies offering customers cloud storage options that are alternatives to Dropbox and other services from this country. Their pitch tends to be that choosing them removes worries about what data NSA is collecting and not collecting entirely out of the equation and that their packages are less intrusive and more secure.
Next month marks two years since the Obama administration released its Digital Government Strategy for leveraging information technology to transform government services. And while some have complained about the lack of direction and resources to make change happen at the agency level, the nation’s top chief information officer said he sees the fruits of the strategy beginning to take hold.
He’s been labeled a hacker. An open source coder. And software developer and engineer. He’s even been a public servant. And now, Dave Cole is running for Congress.
Just three months before it learned the National Security Agency had hacked into its networks, China’s largest telecommunications equipment maker, Huawei Technologies Co., met with senior U.S. government officials in an effort to demonstrate its commitment to security, FedScoop has learned.
Defense Department Chief Information Officer Teri Takai today said industry collaboration will be crucial to the department’s cloud and mobility strategy.
Continued software problems related to the Defense Department’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program could lead to delivery delays of less-capable aircraft at a long-term price tag that may prove unaffordable, congressional investigators said today.
In 2011, Washington, D.C., was awarded a bid to host Wikimania, a gathering of thousands of Wikipedia enthusiasts from upward of 80 countries. Hosting the conference was an honor and a launching pad to form an organization around the effort, according to James Hare.
The Army plans in June to announce for the first time in its 239-year history that a large portion of its financial statements are ready to undergo an independent audit.
In light of National Women’s History Month, FedScoop is highlighting the vibrant, talented and forward-thinking women who shape the conversation on technology in D.C. What these 50 movers and shakers, all with diverse backgrounds, have in common is their passion for using tech as a force multiplier to push government and industry to the next level by leveraging and improving information technology services in unprecedented ways.
The Defense Department is worried about another major threat to the fleet of military and commercial satellite systems orbiting the Earth — space junk.
If sequestration forces the Army to reduce troop strength to 420,000 soldiers, it will not be capable of supporting the current national defense strategy and the nation may be forced to return to the draft in the event of a major military conflict, the Army’s top officer warned Thursday.
The Office of Personnel Management released its strategic IT plan this week, fulfilling a promise Director Katherine Archuleta made when she was first sworn in — that she would assess the state of IT in government and create a plan within her first 100 days.
The government must continue to invest in cutting-edge cybersecurity capability that can defend the nation in what will be the “battlefield of the future,” former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said.
FedScoop asked four leading thinkers in national cybersecurity to share what they would do or change to improve the state of national cybersecurity — beyond the framework.
2001 was a turning point for the company that brought the world Windows and arguably, the most popular office suite of productivity applications in history. Microsoft Corp. was under attack from cyber-criminals and it was losing. In fact, internally there were questions about the company’s ability to survive.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last week delivered a sobering message to America’s military allies in Europe: The United States expects NATO countries to be smarter about how they spend their dwindling defense budgets and to modernize.