John Curran

MeriTalk

John Curran is MeriTalk's Managing Editor covering the intersection of government and technology.
FedRAMP

Tech-sector trade group Alliance for Digital Innovation (ADI) is calling on Federal technology leaders to boost funding for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) through allocations from Federal Citizen Services Fund (FCSF) that is maintained by the General Services Administration (GSA), which also oversees FedRAMP.

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broadband

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – in the midst of an ongoing revamp of how it builds and updates its national broadband maps – is in the process of gathering crowdsourced data from the public and considering how to use it to improve the mapping process.

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A virtual job fair organized today by Tech to Gov in partnership with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is targeting a wide range of Federal government technology and related positions as part of the government’s goal to restock its tech ranks amid a slowdown in hiring by the private sector.

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health

A top Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) official in charge of preparedness and response said today that the agency is interested in the development of automated patient reporting technologies to boost the government’s ability to improve diagnosis and treatment.

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telework

House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., introduced legislation on Jan. 11 that would roll back Federal agency telework policies to their year-end 2019 levels, and require agencies to justify any future changes in telework policies through reporting to Congress.

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Cybersecurity

The United States and Finland tied for the top ranking on the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) International Innovation Scorecard released on Jan. 5 at the trade group’s CES 2023 technology conference in Las Vegas.

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John Curran
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