Texting 911: Why States Can’t Wait for Next-Generation Services
NG9-1-1 will revolutionize the way the public alerts first responders to emergencies. But for the next few years, as governments line up funding and secure plans for upgrading their 911 infrastructure, those same agencies will have to choose whether to invest in a short-term text-to-911 solution or risk lives by choosing to wait.
Every state’s Medicaid program is unique, so there’s no one-size-fits-all analytics solution to fight fraud, waste and abuse everywhere. But federal leadership could yield best practices and advice that states could apply to their own anti-fraud programs.
When DHS leaders realized fear of failure was holding back its acquisition experts, they created a place where it could be safe to fail and innovation could thrive.
The 50-foot border wall President Trump promised in the campaign will actually be a 2,000-mile technology project, combining walls and other barriers with radar, day and night cameras on poles and buildings, and artificial intelligence technology to help border agents stop terrorists, smugglers and migrants from illegally crossing into the United States.
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The Census Bureau will forge ahead with its plans to tally and mark addresses in fiscal 2017 and with its 2018 tests to ensure that new technologies and methodologies are ready for the decennial census in 2020.
Many current and former federal employees who signed up for identity protection services after the cyber theft of their personal information soon will have to re-enroll to keep that coverage, administration officials said Monday.
America’s spirit of ingenuity and entrepreneurship created the world’s most innovative economy and keeps us dominant in today’s digital age. Indeed, in 1985 about 2,000 people used the Internet; today, 3.2 billion people do. What started out as a useful tool for a few is now a necessity for all of us—as essential for connecting people, goods, and services as the airplane or automobile.
The General Services Administration is tapping into another type of California veteran for its new commissioner of its Technology Transformation Service.
When it comes to federal IT acquisition, the workforce is too small, the hurdles are numerous, and modernization is slow — yet there is something government knows how to do well.
Momentum is building for a new cybersecurity agency in the Homeland Security Department. The idea initially proposed by Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, received some crucial support on March 22 when two former federal cyber executives threw their weight behind the idea.
Early self-reporting suggests the National Archives and Records Administration overestimated how many agencies would hit a governmentwide 2016 email management goal.
Artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics and virtual reality are at the top of every “hot technology” list, but translating emerging technology into practice is often a heavy lift, especially for government agencies working under budget and regulatory constraints.
The Defense Department may have hit upon an acquisition innovation that is slowly drifting to the civilian world.
Since 2012, the Pentagon has been taking a SAW — services acquisition workshop — to procurements worth more than $1 billion.