Sensors and AI Will Reinforce New Border Wall
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.
Open Source software depends on crowd-sourcing security. And though it’s up to system owners to seek out and employ each fix as rapidly as possible studies show some vulnerabilities can remain unpatched for years.
The initial dire predictions are giving way to pragmatic optimism. The Trump administration sees technology in a fundamentally different way than its predecessor. And that may not be a bad thing.
Embracing open source software may save money and time, but at a cost: Users may have to change processes. IT departments have to take over maintenance chores that might otherwise be the province of a vendor. But with vibrant user communities, many open source solutions are every bit as good – and sometimes better – than commercial alternatives.
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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.
The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today introduced CyberSeek (link is external), an interactive online tool designed to make it easier for cybersecurity job seekers to find openings and for employers to identify the skilled workers they need.
It’s easy to poke holes in the cloud security effort known as the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program (FedRAMP). Few, if really any, governmentwide programs don’t go through growing pains, including learning how to meet the needs of its customers.
Advanced analytics and predictive modeling top the list of technologies government is watching, according to a new report.
As the Trump administration’s transition team continues to announce its selections for key national security positions, one former intelligence chief said the U.S. still lacks a coherent cybersecurity framework and the Trump team lacks a clear expert on the subject.
The General Services Administration-run cloud.gov hosting platform has completed the final stage of Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program assessment.