There’s currently a significant debate about the appropriateness of using AI in combat. Over thirty nations are working through the U.N. to introduce a ban on autonomous AI weapons. There are similar discussions among some U.S. AI companies about whether their technology should be used in military applications, the highest profile of which was Google’s decision to not renew a contract with the Defense Department to perform image recognition.
Manned and unmanned aircraft operating safely together is still an air traffic control challenge. It's a step closer to a solution thanks to an award-winning project at a federally funded research and development center know as FFRDC.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is saying it's too soon to know if a vendor update has resolved patient safety issues holding up future rollouts of its new Electronic Health Record.
The Access for Veterans to Records Act is on the move in the Senate, but Colleen Shogan's nomination to be national archivist hits a roadblock.
5G, the latest wireless communication technology, has started to change how agencies think about networks, both from a physical infrastructure standpoint and for how it can enhance service to employees and constituents.
The Technology Modernization Fund intends to spend its remaining $500 million — of the $1 billion allocated in the American Rescue Plan — by the end of the year.
The pandemic changed federal banking regulations. Mainly because auditors could not go to banks in person to check the books and the procedures. Regulators figured out a way to do remote bank supervision, but they all did not update their risk profiles, according to the Government Accountability Office. To find out more about what GAO uncovered, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke with Michael Clements, GAO's director of financial markets and community investment.
Whether it was used during the height of the pandemic, or if it is used now because of its convenience, telehealth has become a mainstay in the healthcare field. The Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, is trying to spread the word about its resources available to help people understand telehealth and the implications of using it. For more, Eric White from the Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke with the Director for the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth at HRSA, Heather Dimeris.
The National Insider Threat Task Force is raising awareness about phishing, social engineering and other modern tactics, while also gearing up for a new push aimed at “safeguarding science,” according to its deputy director.
The Department of Navy’s CIO’s office spent a year writing the Capstone Design Concept for Information Superiority to make architecture easier to understand and use.
Cyber resiliency? How’s that different than resiliency? For starters, the focus becomes the agency’s data, not merely continuity of operations. Why? Because data is what most bad actors go after, explains Veeam security expert Jeff Reichard.
Most people have heard of supercomputing. Most people have heard of quantum computing. While it might sound natural to assume that quantum computing is simply an evolution of supercomputing, they’re fundamentally different in key ways.
Now more than a year past President Joe Biden’s Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity, federal agencies are ramping up efforts to achieve its mandates, including building a zero trust architecture.
Management of new information technology: It's always been a challenge in the federal government. Now a new course at the University of Maryland's business school aims to fix that. Many federal career mangers have voiced a need for such a course. Professor and Assistant Dean Joe Bailey joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.