The Government Accountability Office (GAO) continues to push for changes to the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) at the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) in GAO’s latest annual priority open recommendations report.

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AI

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is looking for feedback on its fiscal years (FY) 2023 to 2027 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategic Plan, and the strategic goals that the plan sets forth, to ensure the agency’s readiness to use AI in NRC-regulated activities.

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The Department of the Treasury is seeking public input on carrying out its mandate in the White House’s executive order (EO) to ensure the responsible development of digital assets, including cryptocurrencies.

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MerITocracy 2021

How can technology transform the often-difficult citizen experience with government into the streamlined and intuitive interactions that the best private-sector companies offer?  On July 21 – we’re going to find out. The countdown to MerITocracy 2022: American Innovation Forum is on. In the lead-up to the in-person forum in Washington, D.C., we are table-setting a host of big issues that will get serious attention at MerITocracy 2022.

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quantum computing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced the first group of winners from its six-year quantum-resistant cryptographic algorithm competition.

The first group of four winners designed encryption tools to withstand assaults from future quantum computers. They will become part of NIST’s post-quantum cryptographic standard, which is expected to be finalized in two years.

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NASA plans to increase engagement with commercial communication and navigation services providers to support robotic spacecraft and human exploration near-space missions with an upcoming contract, according to a draft request for proposals (RFP).

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A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report finds that most government agencies have been slow to move on the watchdog agency’s existing recommendation to them regarding their use of facial recognition technologies (FRT) from non-Federal government systems.

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FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on June 30 committed nearly $159 million to the Emergency Connectivity Funding (ECF) program to help close the “homework gap” for students that don’t have access to reliable broadband service and devices.

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The General Services Administration (GSA) has resumed operations of the Polaris governmentwide acquisition services solicitation and extended the due date for bid proposals to August 10.

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The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the National LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that aims to improve access to GSA contracting opportunities for LGBTQI-owned small businesses.

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U.S. military veterans are now able to access online services using the same login and password across a variety of Federal government websites and portals, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced.

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a new report that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) needs to improve its communications around data breach reporting in order to enhance health care delivery.

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MerITocracy 2021

In the lead-up to the July 21 forum, we are table-setting a host of big issues that will get serious attention at MerITocracy 2022. The overarching question we are asking is this: can technology innovation – coupled with the boldest kind of leadership – work together to start fixing the most intractable problems facing America?

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The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on June 22 unanimously approved the Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2023 to authorize funding, provide legal authorities, and enhance congressional oversight for the U.S. intelligence community (IC).

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Health and Human Services HHS

Fifteen years after Congress approved legislation requiring the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop a public health situational awareness network to facilitate information sharing about public health threats, the agency has made little progress toward making that project a reality.

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EHR

President Biden on June 23 signed into law the VA Electronic Health Record Transparency Act that aims to increase the transparency of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) problematic Electronic Health Records Modernization (EHRM) program through regular reporting requirements.

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The State Department is seeking feedback from industry on requirements for building a procurement forecasting application that would provide vendors with status updates on potential future requirements and acquisition activities.

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is pressing the departments of Treasury and Homeland Security (DHS) to assess whether a further Federal response is needed to address the government’s existing terrorism risk insurance program, which may not cover losses from cyber and other attacks on U.S. critical infrastructure.

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The General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded the third and final cohort of the $50 billion 8(a) STARS III Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) to streamline procurement for purchasing IT solutions from prime contractors.

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has outlined 11 priority open recommendations for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), including to improve IT management, according to a new report from the watchdog agency.

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on June 15 released its National Cyber-Informed Engineering (CIE) Strategy that focuses on providing a framework for engineering, training, tools, and practices against cyber threats to the energy sector and the electricity grid.

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